How To Calm Your Pet Before Grooming

pexels tima miroshnichenko 6130977Do you worry about taking your pet to the groomer? Is your pet anxious and makes noises, or shake in fear? Many pets are nervous when they go to the groomer. However, there are various methods on how to calm your pet before taking them for a grooming appointment.

Calm your pet with bath time

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Groomers usually bathe pets during grooming sessions. You can attempt to recreate the experience at home to get your pet used to the process. It would be best to begin slowly if your pet is afraid of water. Brush them regularly to help them become familiar to the routine, and reward them with a treat to help them feel at ease.

Calm your pet with massages

pexels anna shvets 4588069The benefits of massage go far beyond than just keeping your pet happy – it can strengthen the bond between you and your beloved pet as well. It is important to be relaxed and calm when massaging your pet as they can sense our energy. Massages can help reduce your pet’s anxiety and fear.

Calm your pet with car rides

pexels allyson skraba 6298426While some pets enjoy riding in the car, others can become very scared and anxious. If you have a puppy or a kitten, it will be much easier for you to get them used to car rides. If you have an older dog or cat, put a cosy blanket in the car, take some treats and a few toys along to make them feel comfortable. Taking your pet on a short ride will let them get used to the car and make the experience more enjoyable for them.

Calm your pet with exercise

pexels blue bird 7210258Being active, going on long walks, and participating in training sessions are just some of the ways that makes a pet feel happy and motivated. It is important that your pet has exercised, walked, or played before going to the groomer.

Calm your pet with aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can help if you want to take a holistic approach to calming your pet. Some essential oils that may help reduce anxiety in pets. You can use a pleasantly scented shampoo or conditioner such as lavender, chamomile or bergamot. Lavender is known for reducing nervous feelings and improving sleep quality.


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