Tips & Advice
Can owners be present while their pet is being groomed?
Although mobile groomers are more flexible about this policy than stationary groomers, many mobile groomers do ask that owners not be present during the grooming session itself. However, others allow owners to be present, specifically if it helps calm the pet.
Do mobile pet groomers need to use the customer's water or electricity?
Mobile pet groomers do not need to use their customers’ water and mobile grooming vans usually have generators to supply power.
When should a puppy start seeing a groomer?
Puppies should be considered safely old enough to start seeing a groomer after their second round of vaccines, and just before their third. Many professionals say the proper age for a first groomer visit is 10-12 weeks old, but some prefer to wait till 16 weeks.
Is frequent bathing bad for pets?
Frequent bathing is thought by professionals, including vets, to be bad for pets. This is especially true if the pet is being bathed with shampoo that contains flea medication. Or, if the pet has protective oils in its coat. The most frequently you should bathe a dog is once weekly, and that can stretch out to quarterly for certain types of dogs.
What is included in a mobile cat grooming package?
A mobile cat grooming package includes bathing and brushing, nail trim and ear cleaning, basic fur cutting and drying (ideally, with the option of hand blow dry or towel dry).
What is included in a mobile dog grooming package?
A mobile dog grooming package typically includes bath (shampoo and condition), blow dry, brushing, basic de-matting, sanitary clipping, nail trimming and ear cleaning.
How often should a cat be groomed?
Long-haired cats should be brushed every day or so, and should see a professional groomer every 4-6 weeks. Short-haired cats can be fine with a bath and thorough grooming every four months--although it can be much more frequent if the cat spends more time outdoors. Indoor cats who are short-haired and regularly brushed might hardly ever need to see a professional groomer.
How often should a dog be groomed?
It depends on whether it has a short coat, long coat, or a double coat. Also, it varies according to the season, the area you live in, and the breed of dog. Some long-haired dogs should be groomed every four to right weeks, and “summer cuts” are typical in hot climates. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some short-haired breeds can go a year without going to the groomer. However, they can also be bathed weekly with good results.
Dogs with double coats are more complicated, since their undercoat usually has protective oils. Extra attentive grooming is required when the animal “blows” or sheds its undercoat. Otherwise, it varies by breed, but usually once every few months.
How much do mobile pet groomers charge?
Mobile pet groomers charge similar rates to stationary groomers--perhaps more than basic groomers, but on par with high-end “pet grooming salons.” Mobile groomers also typically charge a “convenience fee” of $10-20 additional to their grooming fees.
What is mobile pet grooming?
Mobile pet grooming brings professional-quality grooming service to someone’s home. Vans or trailers are converted to contain grooming tables, running water, dryers, lights and electricity. Qualified groomers can provide the same grooming services as a stationary groomer.