Common Questions About Mobile Grooming
Why is grooming your pet important?
By keeping up with your pet’s grooming, you are safeguarding the health and happiness of your pet. Falling behind can result in matted fur, bugs, and skin irritations that will result in your pet becoming stressed out and possibly ill. When playing with your pet, pay attention to his fur, teeth, ears and nails to determine if it’s time to make an appointment with a groomer. Grooming helps to maintain your pet's health, allow for early detection of problems, and even improve your pet's mood. Regular grooming can improve you pet’s confidence and demeanor, resulting in a clean, pretty pet that is used to being around strangers.
How often do you recommend grooming for my dog?
The amount of time between grooming appointments depends on the type of breed along with size and lifestyle, but we recommend all dogs be groomed every 4-6 weeks at the minimum.
Will frequent bathing dry out the skin and coat?
We use very mild, hypoallergenic and medicated shampoos and conditioners that are safe to be used once a week. In fact, most veterinarians recommend dogs be washed at least once a week with a medicated shampoo if they have skin or coat problems.
Can I have my pet washed in my own shampoo?
We'll be happy to use any preferred pet-safe or veterinarian prescribed shampoo, as long as it is designed for and safe to use on pets.
Do you need to use my electricity or hose?
We do request an outlet to plug our salon into. We carry a 100 foot extension cord. If you do not have an outlet we offer self contained generator vehicles for a low charge.
How long does the grooming take?
Grooming appointments typically last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, based on the size of the pet, coat condition, hair length, etc. (very hairy and/or large dogs understandably take longer).
Can I watch while my dog is being groomed?
Because dogs tend to get very excited when their humans see them, they run the risk of being injured by any sharp objects. Therefore, we ask that you allow us one on one time with your pet to give them the excellent experience they deserve while keeping he or she safe in the process.
Why is mobile grooming more expensive than grooming at a pet or grooming shop?
With mobile grooming, your pet remains one on one with one stylist (versus in a shop where they see a bather, sit in a cage dryer and then get their haircut by a groomer). Normally at shops you drop off in the morning and don’t pick up until the evening so they are crated all day. For anxious pups (or parents) mobile tends to be much more stress free. And of course we come to your home or office so the pup doesn’t have to be gone all day.