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Salons and beauty parlors are great places to make friends, run
into old friends, get things off your chest, unwind, and relax.
Although beauty parlors can be somewhat of a safe haven for us
humans, it might not always be the case for our pets. Any change
can cause a disruption in their natural cycle and either depress
them or make them overly stressed. Grooming parlors are a pretty
big thing to introduce to your pet. Your cats don’t really need
that much additional grooming since they seem to do a pretty good
job at it by themselves.Your dogs, however, need a lot more care.
When you don’t have time to groom him yourself, you’ll have to
take him to a grooming parlor. It’s something that’s undeniably
inevitable. Our dogs mean the world to us and their health and
well-being are of utmost importance to us. For them to be in good
health, they also have to have a healthy coat and good skin. All
dogs should have a proper grooming regime put in place so that
their fur and skin are taken care of. Whether you do this from
the comfort t of your homes, or you seek professional help,
doesn’t matter. What matters is the well-being of your
pooch.There are advantages and disadvantages to going to a
professional grooming parlor. Let’s explore some of those.
The employees are all professionals who are trained in grooming
dogs. They’ve probably groomed hundreds of dogs so they have the
experience and maturity to take care of any and all situations.
They will also know the specific things that your dog’s breed
needs. They will be professional and efficient in taking care of
your dog. You will never have to worry about giving your pooch a
bath again. There are professionals who can do that for you. Not
only will they make your dog more comfortable for his bath time,
but you’ll also be able to have some free time which you can use
for something else.
Just like taking your dog to a grooming parlor has advantages, it
also comes with some downsides. Not all dogs are social
creatures. Your do might be overly frightened of the new
environment and that could leave a mark. Check out the grooming
parlor before you bring your dog. How friendly is it? How
experienced are the workers? What are their qualifications? These
are all the questions you need to voice for the health and
well-being of your dog. While most dogs don’t mind people
touching them, some dogs get aggressive as a defense mechanism to
strangers petting them. A grooming parlor might not be the best
idea if your dog belongs in this category.
Safety Tips For Groomers
Grooming your dog is perhaps something very important to you if
you really love your pets. Keeping your best-friend neat and tidy
not only makes it more presentable, but also keeps it healthy.
Regularly cleaning your pooch prevents infections and diseases.
Keep the following points in mind for your own safety and the
dog's safety, whether you are a professional groomer or whether
you do your dog's grooming yourself.
Grooming a dog definitely involves risks as it can be impulsive
and reflexive. One wrong touch and you can end up with a nasty
bite or scratch. If you are grooming your dog yourself, make a
careful note of what your dog does and doesn't like. There can be
places or ways it hates to be touched, certain areas maybe a
little irritating or painful. Study these patterns and take extra
care while working on these areas. If you are a professional
groomer, make sure you get a detailed list of 'Do's and 'Dont's
from the owner. If possible, note them down for future reference
and feel free to add your own points of observation.Sometimes you
know that your
dog is difficult to handle
and can be a little violent, or, an owner may tell you so if you
are a professional. In such instances, it is a better idea not to
handle the dog if you are not confident about it. If you are,
then keep bite-proof gloves and muzzles handy. Take every
precaution you can. When dealing with a dog that is known to get
a little violent, no amount of precautions can be enough. Make
sure you are well- equipped in case things go out of hand.
Safety of the dog
Be very careful with those blades and scissors. Dogs may not be
very happy about the treatment they are getting and as such may
get fidgety or try to move free. This may result in undesirable
nips, cuts and wounds. Take necessary precautions to keep the
animal as still as possible. Keep your instruments sterilized and
cleaned. This way, you will be avoiding further damage in case
something does go wrong. Take special care when working around
the dogs' eyes, ears, nose, throats and private organs. Be
careful when grooming dogs with shaggy hair, dreads and matted
locks as there is every chance that you may unknowingly hurt
their skin.If you are a professional, never let the dog roam free
around your premises. Gently, but firmly put it into its cage.
The grooming table to the cage should be the only journey it
makes as a limitless number of hazards can occur if it is roaming
around freely. Make sure that before you put the dog into the
cage you have dried up its hair and skin thoroughly to prevent
infections due to moisture
. You also need to be careful when using blow-dryers to dry off