Pet Grooming Services Information
Getting a pet can be exciting. The problem with pets are that they require tons of maintenance. A lot of people underestimate the amount of upkeep a pet requires. Fortunately for those people, there are tons of ways to save money on different maintenance services such as; pet grooming services. Below we will discuss some of the best ways to save money on pet grooming services and the best ways for finding a grooming service company.
The average pet owner per year spends around $190 a year on grooming. While you could always give your pet a trim itself, you could apply some money saving tips very easily.
Two Quick Money Saving Tips.
1. You could easily purchase pet shampoo and a brush. This little investment of around $30 a year will end up saving you a lot of trips to the groomer. By keeping your pet well maintained, you will spend less time at the groomer. You could easily cut the visit to the groomer down to once or twice per year with the right amount of upkeep. For daily grooming tips, you should check out articles that are related to your specific pets breed. This will help give you the most accurate information on the pets upkeep standards.
2. Learn how to cut the pets nails.
This is a very simple way to save around $100 to $300 per year. You can easily skip every nail cutting session because you can do it yourself. The average nail cutting session costs around $15-20 to do at your local veterinarian. For this reason, you should always learn and implement it yourself. You are going to need tools. You can either use nail clippers and/or a power Dremel. The best way to trim a dog’s nails is to file it down using a Dremel. This is to avoid hitting any blood vessels. However, if you insist on using nail clippers, it is a viable option as well. This is an easy money saving tip to implement.
Not everyone is cut out for grooming their own pets. For this reason, it is best to find a couple good pet grooming services in your local area. These services can save you a lot of money, and a lot of headache. You are going to want to complete some research before you decide on a particular service. After all, you want your pet to be cared for, and you want to save a lot of money. Below we will discuss the process in which you should utilize to find a reputable pet groomer.
1. Search For Groomers In Your Area.
You will obviously need to conduct a primary search on groomers in your immediate area. You need to find out which grooming services are viable. Meaning, which grooming services can both; service your pet and are located near your residence. You want to find out which ones are located near your residence in order to cut down on the time it will take to take them to the groomers. Also, you want to find out which ones can service your pet because you do not want to waste your time on companies that refuse or can not service your particular pet. You can complete this search by looking in local directories. You can also search on the Internet.
Once you find a bunch of pet grooming services in your area, its time to research the companies that you found. Your mission is to find reputable companies and eliminate the ones that are not viable. You want to start your research by looking at each companies website. If the company does not have a website, you should go ahead and remove them from the list of consideration. At this day in age, if a company does not have a website, they should not be considered for gaining your business. Next, you are going to want to search on their websites to ensure that they have sufficient experience. There should be an “about us” page on their website. Go to it, and see how many years of experience they have. Also, as a business, you want to ensure that they are reputable. The best way to do this is to see how long they have been in business for. It takes a lot to run a business. By staying in business for years, they prove that they can handle it and that they are a reputable business.
Further research you can complete can be done on different websites. First, you can check to see their online reputation rating. You want to check their reputations in order to see whether or not they provide satisfactory work. If they have a poor rating and/or tons of complaints on these review sites, you are going to want to rethink using them as your pet groomer. On the other hand, if they have stellar reviews and they have constant compliments on their review sites pages, you are absolutely going to want to check them out further. Once you have completed this, you should also take a peek at their Better Business Bureau rating. This rating should give you a clear indication of how well they comply with the BBB and whether or not they have had a variety of complaints filed against them.
3. Contact the Pet Grooming Service Companies.
Your next step is to contact the pet grooming companies. Ask them any questions that you may have remaining.
4. Get Prices.
You are going to want to get prices from each of the pet grooming companies. You want to find out which grooming service has the best prices at this point. You should only have a few companies remaining on the list.
5. Choose which company you want to go with.
Your final step involves choosing the company that you want to go with. Now, you are not going to be stuck to using the company. You can always change. However, you will want to base your decision on which company fared the best during the entire process. Not just which company had the best pricing.