Pet grooming is essential to pet ownership. Grooming will ensure the pet's emotional and physical health. A dog or cat must be groomed to ensure that not only do they look good, but they are made safe by having their nails and hair cut properly. Most people do not want to go through the hassle of home pet grooming. This process is a mess and can cause serious injury to the animal if it is done by unprofessional means. Expert pet grooming is expensive, but with the right groomer your pet will look good and feel good. Some professional pet groomers, though trained professionally, do not do a good job and there has been some instances of pet groomers hurting or mistreating animals.
When you go to a professional pet groomer for the first time carefully inspect your pet after the grooming is done. When you pick them up from the service most animals will be shaken from the experience, but if your animal is extremely shy when they'd first get back from the groomer, there may be some circumstances that you need to look into. Carefully inspect your pet. Look for cuts, scratches or razor burn, which will appear to be like a red rash on the skin. That grooming professionals have been known to accidentally cut off dew claws or to split the nails when trimming them.
If you think that your pet has been mistreated during pet grooming talk to the groomer. Show them the reason of your concern, and let them explain what has happened the best they can. If you are not satisfied with the answer that be groomer gives you, there are several options in which you can follow. You could report them to the state board that issued their license. They are you can file a grievance or ask for advice on what to do next. You can also call the Better Business Bureau to file a complaint. This will be publicly displayed if other customers wish to use the same groomer and want to investigate first.
A pet grooming license is similar to a cosmetologist license. The pet groomer has to be board certified from the state and adhere to the standards and practices of that state issue. If a pet groomer is out of compliance with the state standards, they can have their license removed or be put on probation. If severe mistreatment of your pet is observed, you should call the local authorities. You should both call the police or the animal control officer in your town and report the mistreatment of the animal. As with all businesses there are black sheets to the pet grooming profession.
Sometimes you may have to try several pet groomers to get your pet grooming needs met. Some groomers are not qualified to cut the hair of specific breeds. If your long-haired cat needs to be groomed, be sure you take him to a cat groomer. Cats are hard to groomand a special expertise is needed to ensure safety of the cat. Choose your pet grooming professionals carefully and report anything that you might perceive as unsavory. Once a proper pet groomer has been identified by you, stick with that person and advertise for them with word-of-mouth. The safety of your animal is more important than cost. A good pet grooming professional is hard to find, but it is worth it for the safety, health, and well-being of your pet.