If you’re a pet parent, there’s no question about what you’d do for your beloved fur baby. Taking care of them and making sure they are happy, healthy, and living a good life are all major priorities. In addition to the usual at-home care you provide for your pet (feeding, walking, exercise, playtime, etc), it is recommended that your animal friend is groomed roughly once a month. This may vary depending on the breed, hair length, and type of coat. Grooming will not only keep your pet looking great, but it is also a good means of doing a thorough health check regularly. Even if you prefer to groom your pet yourself, we do recommend taking them to a professional groomer a few times a year.
If you’re not familiar with professional grooming and what that means, let’s tell you a little about the major advantages. Right off the bat, the biggest advantage is right in the job title. A professional is more experienced and capable of grooming your pet. They would have a better skill set than you for grooming and this may provide a better overall experience for your pet. Professional pet stylists really know what’s up- they would be easily able to determine the best treatments for your pets, so you eliminate any guesswork.
A professional dog groomer or pet stylist may be able to do some medical checks to ensure your pet is in good shape. When grooming, they know what to look out for and will be able to point out any abnormalities or points of concern with ease. There are a number of specialty treatments that will be available for you, so based on your animal’s needs, this will be your all in one resource to make sure they leave in the best condition possible. Some animals do experience stress or anxiety when left with a groomer, especially since the environment is usually very busy. However, if you do your research and find a groomer who your pet would feel comfortable with, this entire experience could be like a spa day!
Pet Spa Day
Your animal may be anxious or nervous at first, but they’re going to leave the pet stylist looking and feeling great! One of the major concerns for anyone considering going to a professional pet stylist is an owner just not having the time to devote to scheduling and keeping appointments.
Software like MyCuts allows pet stylists a quick, easy, and convenient way to schedule and monitor appointments, as well as interact with pet owners. Stylists can easily build and manage their client lists, book appointments, and remind clients of upcoming appointments. There is even an option to schedule recurring appointments.
If there are any unexpected changes in schedule or if stylists are running just a bit behind, they can easily update clients via text, email, or phone. This ensures that both clients and stylists are on the same page and there will be less chance of unexpected wait times or last minute cancellations. Instant updates can be provided with push notifications to keep things accurately timed and clients accurately informed.
We know that taking care of your pet is your number one priority. Make grooming a regular part of your schedule and take the time out to bond with them, clean them, and make sure they are healthy and happy. While they may not be able to say it with words, you’ll see the ‘thank you’ in their bright big eyes.