Pet Grooming Las Cruces NM
By Brian O'Connell for WebVet
Grooming your pet yourself can be a great way to save money and bond with your pet. A professional grooming session can set an owner back up to $50 or $60 per session. Plus, people are busy, and regular trips to the groomer might prove inconvenient.
Plenty of pet suppliers carry great home grooming kits. It's easier than you think, and the close bonds you forge by cleaning your own pet will only solidify the relationship between the two of you. Plus, as professional pet groomer Frances W. Greenspan attests, you can spot any potential health issues, like a flea invasion, before they grow serious. "Think of it as an insurance policy as you clean your pet,'' she says.
Is the "do-it-yourself method for you? If so, here's a "how-to'' guide to get you started:
Be comfortable - and practice, practice, practice
"Handling your pets, the physical demands, and the environment of the job are all important facets that should be explored,'' said Jody Rodgers, the owner of three New Hampshire pet grooming shops. "Most people aren't cut out to be groomers, despite their love for animals, so there is definitely a 'knack' for the job. Some people come naturally to grooming their pets and others don't. It's a process.''
Key tip: Take a grooming class. For a good online course, visit www.learntogroom.com.
Focus on the nails
"The nails should be trimmed on a regular basis,'' Greenspan said. "This applies particu...
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