Ask the Grooming Tutor
“Hi Michell. I am considering asking my boss to add a teeth brushing service so that I can improve my income. I would like to feel confident that the service I am providing is healthy for the dogs and worth charging for. Do you have any suggestions?”
I consider one of the most important aspects of a nose to tail assessment during check-in for each pet is noting the condition of the pet’s teeth. Mind you, I do not just willy-nilly open up a pet’s mouth. I exercise caution and approach with care as any pet may pose a bite risk.
As a groomer, why should you care about that pet’s teeth?
How to Care for Cat Coat Types
Cats are known for their fastidious cleanliness. Nature has provided them with the perfect grooming tool: a barbed tongue that gets rid of loose hair and dead skin cells. Cats also use their teeth to dig out tougher dirt. They moisten their front paws to groom areas that the tongue can’t reach.
Cute! Cute! Cute! Isn’t this why we became groomers? To cuddle the cute fluffy ones? Now that we’ve disabused ourselves of the notion that they are all going to be cute fluff balls ….what do we do?
I am so happy when the owner of a young pup brings the dog in for a first grooming. Everything is new to a puppy;