Grooming

by By Carol Visser on Apr 1, 2013
“      Selling spa products for pets is not a new idea, but it is an idea whose time is now. The pet industry, with its usual habit of following what’s selling in the human world, has released line after line of shampoos, conditioners and luxurious grooming items aimed at clients that love to pamper their pets. And with so many pet parents devoted to giving their furry companions that spa experience, there are…”

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by Carol Visser on Mar 1, 2013
“      Unless a pet specialty retailer also offers grooming services, it is not always easy to make dirty pets pay. But it can be done. Selling products that keep animals cleaner and sweeter smelling between trips to the salon is a good way to add a few more…”
by Carol Visser on Feb 11, 2013
“Tubs and bathing systems can be a fairly large investment, especially for a small salon, so getting the right one is important. Some bathing systems are fairly reasonable, but once a tub is installed, it will be costly to change your mind, so time spent researching this purchase is time…”
by Carol Visser on Jan 1, 2013
“All dogs shed. Some dogs shed tons, leaving behind evidence all over the house. However, even “hypoallergenic” and “non-shedding” dogs such as Bichons, Poodles, and some terriers, shed hair—it just doesn’t necessarily hit the floor. The hair texture of these dogs allow the shedding hair to cling to live coat,…”
“I have been fascinated by tubs that move up and down ever since I first saw one in the late 1980s at Groom Expo in Hershey, Pa. Called the Du-Zee, it was a well-made tub with a hydraulic base and a flexible drain hose. There was the obvious benefit—large dogs…”