Invest in a daily or at least a weekly groom with your companion animal, it improves bonding and it’s the perfect time to carry out a mini home health check. Many owners when grooming, find conditions they would have missed had they not been patting, stroking and brushing their animals coat. Professional groomers can keep your dog and cats fur and claws/nails in regular good condition. This is a great time to check harnesses and leads and collars to be sure they are safe, secure and not fraying. Medium and long haired cats and older cats can be prone to matted hair which can lead to pain and infections so seek professional help if you see signs of this occuring.