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.

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