Just like people, animals prefer a safe and stable environment. Although visiting the groomer might cause some initial anxiety, pets soon get used to the sights, sounds and smells of the grooming salon. Over time, many pets develop close bonds with their groomer and are typically pleased to see them. Even timid pets become less fearful with each visit.
Whenever you change to a new grooming salon your pet must begin the adjustment process all over again. Sometimes they never get to complete the process before they are moved to yet another salon. Not only does this cause an undue amount of stress for your pet, it can be harmful to their health as well.
Pets that are stressed are more likely to become ill, have a suppressed immune system and exhibit behavioral problems. Stress often triggers aggression and separation anxiety in pets. It is up to us as their caregivers to eliminate or reduce stress as much as possible.
Finding a grooming salon can be difficult when you don’t know where to start. Consider asking your veterinarian for a recommendation. Make sure that you visit the salon before bringing your pet in for the first time. This gives you the opportunity to meet the groomers, see the salon and see their work in person. If you like what you see, then you can set up an appointment for your pet.
Once you find a grooming salon that you are happy with, it’s extremely important to stick with it. Most pets require grooming services once a month. Keep in mind that it might take your pet six or more visits to get comfortable with their groomer. It can take even longer with young or fearful pets.
If you must change grooming salons try to pick one that is run in a similar fashion to your previous salon. Ensure that the noise level is about the same and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Talk to the groomer and watch how they treat the animals in their care. Remember that it will take your pet more time to adjust each time that you switch groomers.
If you cannot continue visiting the same grooming salon the best thing that you can do for your pet is check to see if your current groomer offers mobile grooming services. This way your pet will know the groomers and you can rest assured that they receive the same quality care that they did at the salon.
Claws N Paws Day Spa has been in business since April, 2001. We provide a loving and stable grooming environment for your pet. We offer top quality mobile grooming for clients that can’t make it to our full service salon in Fountain Valley, California.
Please call 714-962-1005 for more information.