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 dollars to the coffers. As pets continue to be an important part of many American families, pet owners are hoping to keep their animals as…”

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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…”
by Carol Visser on Sep 30, 2012
“Baby boomers like me remember the days when dogs rarely, if ever, had their nails trimmed, and they did just fine. In the 1960s and 1970s, suburban dogs roamed freely, roughhousing and playing with each other and the neighborhood children until they were exhausted. The daily activity wore dogs’ nails…”