7 Things Your Groomer Wish You Knew
As Orange County’s premier pet groomer, we’ve seen a lot of pets come and go. As a pet parent, there are a few things you should know about the grooming process. These tips are not only beneficial to the overall health and well being of your pet, they also help make the grooming process easier for everyone involved.
- Start preparing your pet for grooming early
It’s almost impossible to properly groom a pet that is nervous or aggressive. It’s crucial that you begin preparing your pet early. Touch their feet often and socialize them with other pets and people. This not only benefits your groomer, it also helps with trips to the vet and even the park.
- Brush your pet regularly
Unless your pet has very short hair, if they aren’t brushed regularly their coat can easily become tangled and matted. Begin brushing your pet as soon as it comes home and continue doing so at least twice a week.
- Keep Calm
Our pets can tell when we’re anxious and upset. It’s important that you remain calm when dropping off your pet for grooming. Don’t stop in to check on your pet either. This only adds to their anxiety, making the grooming process more difficult and lengthy.
- Be specific
Keep in mind that your groomer sees a lot of pets throughout the day. All of these pets will be getting something different. Be very specific with what you want. If you are hoping to get a specific haircut, a picture can help.
- Listen to your groomer
Your Groomer is specially trained to take care of your pet. They know what will work and what will not. Even if you have an idea of what you would like, it’s important to listen to your groomer’s suggestions and concerns.
- Matted pets will be shaved
Matted fur is unattractive and painful for your pet. Mats often hide sores and skin conditions. Matted fur must be shaved. De-matting is both dangerous and inhumane.
- Prices can change
We always do our best to be up front about the costs involved with grooming. However, sometimes it’s impossible for us to know the condition of your pet’s coat until we’ve begun the grooming process. The same is true for your pet’s temperament. While we will always attempt to contact you, it’s important to remember that price quotes can change.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers full service grooming and mobile grooming in Orange County, California. Please call 714-962-1005 to schedule a grooming appointment.