Mary Oquendo, Author at Groomer to Groomer

Mary Oquendo

Spring: The Season for Self-Care

Spring: The Season for Self-Care

Spring (aka Mud Season) can be a busy time for us. And wouldn’t it be nice if we weren’t so exhausted and could enjoy the warmer weather and flowering gardens? Does it seem like that’s out of reach? Are we doomed to never stop and smell the roses?

The Dangers of Compassion Fatigue

The Dangers of Compassion Fatigue

Groomers have had a tough year. We are called to work with pets. We try and help them feel better and look good, sometimes in spite of the condition they come to us in. We battle owners who don’t tell us any health concerns that could impact grooming and get mad if we can’t salvage a pelted coat.

When a Pet Bites: Prevention, Care & Causes

When a Pet Bites: Prevention, Care & Causes

Show of hands: How many of you have been bitten by the pets in your care? I bet most of you, myself included, have raised your hands. But does it have to be that way?

International Interviews: Australia & Sweden

International Interviews: Australia & Sweden

One of the wonderful things about Facebook is that it brings the world a little closer. When Groomer To Groomer wanted to do an international issue, I had no problem finding international groomers to interview!

Do You Know What Your Time Is Worth?

Do You Know What Your Time Is Worth?

My time has value. So, in the back of my mind, was this vague notion of what I thought my time was worth. But that’s just what it was—vague.

Time for Fun and Avoiding Burnout

Time for Fun and Avoiding Burnout

About two years into my mobile grooming business, I was grooming eight pets a day, five days a week. I was tired, grouchy and achy.

Groomers vs Allergies

Groomers vs Allergies

Back when I was a teenager, I could never wear makeup. Every time I applied it, my face would break out in a rash. Not a good look when you’re 15 and sensitive about your appearance. Hypoallergenic makeup had just made its debut and even that would cause a problem.

How Our Clients View Us

How Our Clients View Us

I polled several pet owner Facebook groups. I was looking to get a good cross-reference between high and lower maintenance breed pet owners. And this was my question: How do you view professional pet groomers?

Pet First Aid Kits

Pet First Aid Kits

Casey licked my scissors while I was trimming up her feet. Tongues bleed. A lot. My grooming manager pulled out the pet first aid kit and thankfully took over.

Are Business Cards a Thing of the Past?

Are Business Cards a Thing of the Past?

Since 2014, I’ve been reading articles on the demise of business cards from well–respected business publications. But is there any merit to their claim? Yes and no. It all depends on how you use and design them.

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