Dog   Cat

    Americans spend approximately $41 billion a year on their pets, which is double the amount which was spent on pets a decade ago. Even more amazing is the fact that the number is expected to hit $52 billion in the next two years.

    Pet owners are becoming increasingly demanding consumers when it comes to their pets and they are individuals who won't put up with substandard products, non-stimulating environments, or shoddy service for their animals.

    Pet groomers, in addition to being skilled “beauticians for the 4-legged,” should be able to safely handle and transport animals as well as successfully communicate with animal owners. They must have strong customer service and clerical skills in order to answer phones, schedule appointments, and relay important animal health information to clients. Above all, pet groomers should have a passion for working with animals.

    Employers typically prefer to hire groomers who have one to three years of grooming experience. Entry-level careers are available for beginning groomers who have one year of experience through an apprenticeship. Some employers may also provide on-the-job training programs for newly hired groomers with minimal professional experience.
    Grooming is an important part of dog and cat care. It’s important to note that, with grooming, you can monitor and detect various health problems and attend to the general cleanliness of the dog.

    There are five distinct components to a dog grooming session which include brushing, bathing, haircut, nail trim and ear care.

    As for cats, many people don’t associate grooming with the feline because they are so fastidious and, for the most part, can take care of themselves pretty well. They even bite their own nails to shorten them!

    Cats still can use some help, though, and a regular session with a brush or comb will help keep her hair in good condition by removing dirt, spreading oils and preventing tangles. Sometimes she’ll just get into something smelly or oily so she’ll need a bath!

    Some grooming establishments have spa-like facilities that offer additional services, such as Reiki and massage, aromatherapy, holistic treatments for ridding the animal of fleas and other parasites, and specialized water treatments. You can even find places to color your pet’s hair, get special cuts, and even manis/pedis!
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