If you need to get your pet groomed and just do not know where to start, then the options could be endless. The options depend on the kind of pet you have. Exotic pet require far less maintenance than say dogs or cats. Then again, different breeds of dogs require different groom depending on what your are going for. Since dog grooming is the most common type of pet grooming, most of these tips will be for finding the right pet grooming service for your dog.

Review your breeds needs. For example hounds tend to develop a lovely corn chip smell over the course of about a week. So frequent baths might be something you will need. But do you really need to pay for a pet grooming service to do a simple bath weekly? If the answer is yes for various reason, then you need to find a pet grooming service where you can have a standing appointment that is convenient for you. If your dog is a long haired dog like Shih Tzu then you have some options as to the kind of grooming you want. You can go with the long haired look or you can keep their hair short for easier maintenance. Sometimes different breeds of long haired dogs have allergies, and that requires their long hair to be kept short. Start by thinking about what your breed requires.

Next, think about how you want your pet groomed. If you are going for that show look with your standard poodle, then be prepared to spend lots of money on constant upkeep to make sure your prize poodle is show ready. Wire haired dogs require a special plucking method to achieve that wiry look with their special coats. Show dogs require this kind of constant upkeep in order to meet their breed standards. You can have your pet grooming service do this for you, but you need to invest in finding a great service that specializes in show grooming.

The great thing about pet grooming is that you do not always have to go to them. Mobile pet grooming services can come to you. If your busy schedule prevents you from getting your pet to the pet grooming service by that pesky 5:00 closing time, then why not sign up for a mobile pet grooming service to come to you. While you are inside making dinner, your pet is out in the mobile pet grooming salon getting pampered and primped. These mobile pet grooming services are great alternatives to the local grooming shop.

Pet grooming really depends on your needs for your pet. Figure out first what those needs are, and then you will have no trouble finding a great pet grooming service to suit your needs.

 

Shag Bark Pet Retreat and Spa is the premier place to turn for pet grooming in Gurnee IL. To make an appointment, visit them online!