Grooming salon prices for dogs and cats
Long-haired dogs and cats are often treated in a grooming salon for dogs or cats. They go in with fierce hairstyles, full of tangles and smells, and come out nice and fresh and well-groomed. For long-haired dogs and cats, proper care of the coat is really necessary, otherwise all kinds of annoying complaints will arise, which is also not pleasant for you as the owner of the pet. Also, many pets do not like to be bathing, brushing, cutting or plucking by their owner. A grooming salon is a good choice. What does a grooming salon cost on average in 2016?
There are, of course, pet owners who have used a dog or cat from an early age to occasionally bathe, brush and possibly blow-dry. Most furry pets can get used to this, and while cats in particular are not usually fond of a bath, they will also tolerate it with little resistance if they are used to a bath from an early age. Then the care of the coat can also be maintained yourself. Only long-haired cats, as a rule, are used to take a bath. Long-haired cats can quickly get dirty and a bath may be necessary to keep the cat clean. Dogs can also get used to taking a bath, and they generally dislike it less. Dogs with long hair occasionally go to a grooming salon for more intensive coat care. Cats with a long coat can go to a cat salon.
What can a groomer do?
Long-haired dogs are combed, brushed, washed, plucked and trimmed in a grooming salon. Long-haired cats are combed, bathed, brushed and blow-dried. Nails and ears are also taken care of, if necessary the eyes are freshly polished again, and everything is done with tact and experience. The animals may not always feel completely at ease during the treatment, but after the treatment they are as fresh as a fiddle and feel wonderful and relieved. Even the legs of the animals are cleaned fresh and clean.
Costs grooming salon
You can make an appointment in a grooming salon, by telephone, by email or by walking in. It is best to find a grooming salon in your vicinity, to save travel time. Before you make an appointment with a grooming salon, it is best to inquire about the rates by telephone, or check the salon website to see what prices they charge. Prices for activities in a grooming salon in 2016 depend on, among other things, the size of the dog, whether a dog has tangles in the coat, whether the dog has a felted coat, how the dog behaves. After all, a large dog that resists is more laborious than a small dog that is compliant. It is best to clarify in advance what kind of dog it is, how the coat is and whether the dog has been in a grooming salon or in the bath before. In 2016, not 19% but 21% VAT is also charged.
- Trimming, roughly between £ 40 and £ 70.
- Wash, about € 15.
- Picking and dewelling, between € 45 and € 60.
- Shaving (felted) or long coat, about 55 €
- Cutting nails amount to between € 5 or € 8.
Washing is often included in the price, unless you only want to wash and blow dry a cat. Then you have to take into account an amount between € 15 and € 25.
Have your cat or dog taken care of at home
Owners of grooming salons also regularly come to their home to trim a dog or cat’s coat. If you want this, it is best to request this in advance. Depending on the distance the cat or dog groomer has to travel to travel to your home, there will usually be travel costs. It can be a kilometer price of, for example, 0.50 cents per kilometer, or a fixed amount, for example, regionally? 5 or more.
Treatments in a grooming salon
Treatments that are common at a grooming salon for dogs and cats include:
- To comb.
- Blow dry.
- Remove tangles.
- Take care of ears.
- Taking care of nails
- Grooming behind.
- Taking care of eyes.
- To cut.
- Effilient treatments.
In the grooming salon
The treatment in the grooming salon usually follows a fixed pattern. The animals are first checked and put at ease. The coat is inspected for bugs, rashes and tangles. What should be done is agreed with the owner of the dog. The cat with long hair generally receives the same treatment over and over again. Care of the fur, ears, and fur around the eyes, and often they also take a nice bath first. Afterwards they are blow-dried, cut, and the nails are cut.
Cats are treated separately from dogs to avoid skirmishes and stress. The coat is nicely brushed and thus un-dusted and in long-haired breeds stripped of loose hair and small or larger tangles. Larger tangles should be shaved or trimmed. Long-haired cats’ fur can become so badly tangled that the coat can no longer be saved. This is then felted and very painful, and must be shaved off. This shaving is painless in principle, but shaving is often scary for cats because of the sound of the clippers. They often moan with resistance, but the pain of a felted coat is many times more serious and after the shave you will quickly see the cats fully recover. Released from that miserable felt cloth on their tormented bodies, they become cheerful and enterprising again. Then the coat will grow back completely and can be taken care of again immediately. (Therefore always try to avoid excessive tangles, animals suffer a lot from it and can even get sick)
Cut and shave
Dogs that need to be cut, shaved, or undergo effilating treatment, are first combed, bathed and then blow-dried. Then the coat is further treated and the ears cared for. When a dog needs to be plucked, any loose guard hairs are pulled from the coat. This does not hurt, but is nice for the dog. Loose hair will itch, sweat and irritate. They also cause tangles and in the long run therefore pain and misery. The dog’s ears are cleaned and the nails are clipped. Then he looks like a young man or a young lady again. Picking dogs are also regularly washed with products that have been specially developed for these breeds.
Only have them in the bath
You can also let your dog or cat wash alone in a grooming salon. The animal is then combed, washed and blow-dried, and can take it again for a while. Consult with the grooming salon about the options. The rate is usually not too high, about € 20 to € 35 including blow-drying and (sometimes) including nail care.
Why go to a grooming salon?
Just like people, animals also need to be cared for and live a clean life. An animal with a poorly groomed coat starts to smell, is more likely to develop diseases and general weakening. In fact, the coat of long-haired breeds can become so badly tangled that animals suffer a great deal of pain and can become ill from misery. If your pet has an unkempt coat, contact a groomer for advice and assistance. However, you can also take care of the coat of the cat or dog yourself. There are special brushes and combs for cats and dogs that can prevent tangles in the coat. You can also get them used to bathing. With cats this is more difficult if they are not used to it from an early age. Compliant dogs usually have less trouble with a bath. Long-haired dogs and cats, in particular, benefit from regular grooming by their owners.