Pets that love to romp outside welcome the return of warm weather, but the higher temperatures come with an increased importance of keeping your pet safe in the heat and tick-free.
Grooming is an important part of combating this. It prevents matting of the coat and undercoat that can cause many unexpected problems.
In this inaugural edition of Ask an Expert, Heidi Baroun, owner of , is here to answer your grooming questions.
Baroun has been grooming pets since 1998. At her Hopkins business, she pampers pets with gentle brushing and baths. And she knows the power a treat and a belly rub can have toward convincing pets to allow inspections of those hard-to-reach places.
Baroun will be answering your grooming questions through May 8. She will also connect readers who have basic pet health questions to local veterinarians.
So post your questions in the comments below and check back later to see the answer.