It depends on the coat. Many pets should be groomed quarterly – every 3 months. But to maintain certain styles, some pets require grooming every month. With busy lives, many owners wait too long between grooming, without brushing at home, and the coat must be shaved off. Owners should brush at home frequently. Good groomers point out medical needs such as dental, skin, anal sac and ear infections. Good groomers always provide extra services: trim nails, brush teeth, empty anal sacs, pull hair from ears and clean ears.