Taking your pet to get groomed goes much further than keeping them looking nice. A well-groomed coat for example, allows for optimal fur growth as well as skin health.
Not only does brushing keep fur and skin healthy, but it brings shedding under a little bit of control, and can allow the groomer to detect lumps, bumps, or other signs of concern earlier than normal. Clipping the nails on your pet frequently can also help them not get snagged on carpets, scratch floors, or break them by accident.
At the end of the day, a well-groomed pet simply feels better so, whether you decide to groom them yourself, or bring them to a professional, be sure to keep up on the needs of your furry friend!