Choosing a groomer for your precious pup is about so much more than style. It’s about safety.
Yes, you need to find a pro who primps your dog’s breed (see question 7 below), but you also need to make sure the groomer is credentialed and that the salon treats dogs safely and carefully. We’ve all heard the stores of dogs perishing at salons—everything from an unsafe dryer causing heat stroke to an unattended dog getting catastrophically injured.
As you look to hire a groomer for your dog, start with these nine questions:
Once you’ve found a groomer who satisfies the basics of safety, you can dig into questions more specific to your dog. For instance, if you have a dog who’s sensitive to products, can you bring your own for the groomer to use? If your dog is getting a fashion style or bling, do they use non-toxic brands?
The bottom line when it comes to choosing a groomer: Safety first. Style second.
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