How TrimPet works?
1. Choose your groom:
2. Book a mobile groom:
3. Let TrimPet Pamper your Pet:
You will receive a confirmation email, as well as a reminder 24 hours before.
Pet Owner Tips:
Taking Care of your Pet: At Home Dog Grooming 101
1. Haircare - how and when should you brush your dog
2. How Often Should You Bath Your Dog?
Unlike brushing, bath time is not one of the more pleasant grooming experiences for our furry friends. Learning how to bath your pet not only prevents a splashy bathroom and wet paw prints around the house, but helps to maintain a clean, fresh coat in between grooms.
The best part is most pets only need bathed when they are obviously dirty but getting rid of that ‘smell’ is of course a reason too. In which case, a gentle shampoo is all you really need, unless specified otherwise by your vet.
3. Looking For The Best Way to Trim Your Dog’s Nails?
However, waiting for groom time is not always possible, in which case, being shown by a professional first will help ensure a pain free experience and hopefully make it a little bit easier on both you and your pet.
4. How to clean your dog’s ears
5. Dog haircut at home: yes or no?
6. Dog Grooming Equipment Essentials
- Brushes and combs suited to your pet e.g., Bristle brushes suit most hair types although these vary from soft and short for fine pet hair, to long and firm for thicker, coarse coats.
- Nail Trimmers
Although these may seem obvious, if you are to take this task on yourself, using the right tool can make it a much easier process.
- Pet Shampoos
Pet Shampoos are often soap-free, as overly scented, or coloured formulas can irritate the skin and do damage to both the skin and coat. With dogs, using tear free and natural shampoos protect your dogs’ eyes and helps to improve their furry coat. Paying attention to the shampoo you pick out for your pet makes cuddle time a lot more enjoyable for everyone.
- Hair Trimmers
Electric clippers are likely to be your best bet when taking on a task like this, if absolutely necessary! These ensure a neat and uniform cut and are best to avoid injury if you’re not experienced.
It should be noted hair trimming is not something that is required regularly for most pets, only those with longer hair, such as Poodles and Shih Tzus, so if possible, leave it to your groomer.
So you’re buying a dog: here’s what you need to know
- Yearly health checks and vaccinations
- Pet insurance
- Poo Bags
- Toy Allowance
- Flea Treatments
To further look into the way in which this monthly cost is determined, taking a look at the PDSA website can provide you with a more detailed breakdown.
Grooming needs are primarily based on the hair type of your dog and can massively impact the grooming costs you will have to budget for. Smooth short coats require a more basic grooming over longer periods of time, whereas longer and fast-growing coats need a routine professional groom. Depending on your pets needs, these costs can range from £80 to £500min. a year. Perhaps, grooming is something to consider when choosing your pet.
- Pet Sitters or Boarding
Getting away once or twice a year is often an annual ritual for most people, and unless you have a family or friend willing to take over, pet sitting, or boarding is your only option. Boarding is the cheaper alternative, although sitting offers a one-on-one attention so the extra expense is dependant on yourself. Either way, if you plan to make travelling a part of your yearly calendar, you will need to include your pet as a part of the holiday cost.
- Dog Walking
This may seem like a luxury in the dog cost department but trying to fit in daily dog walks can be a challenge depending on your lifestyle and work life demands. If circumstances mean you cannot be home during the day or work irregular hours, your dog will still require the regular outdoor trips that you may not be able to do yourself. In which case, a dog walker will need to be added to your monthly dog costs.
These statistics need no explanation, with the vast majority of pet owners expressing the benefit of owning a pet on their emotional and mental wellbeing, it is fair to say pets really are a man’s best friend.
Dog Groomer Tools 101: Build Your Own Kit
What’s the best shampoo for pets?
So, what shampoo should you use?
- Pet Shampoo: Perhaps obvious but using a shampoo that is specially made for pets, particularly your pet/breed, guarantees you are not using harmful or irritant chemicals and the formula is created specially for your furry friend.
- Soap Free Shampoo: Opting for a soap-free pet shampoo helps to ensure any natural oils in your pets’ coat aren’t being affected or dried out.
- Trial and Error: Sometimes getting it wrong, allows you to get it perfectly right. All animals and pets have different skin types, pH levels and sensitivities, and sometimes your pet’s skin just won’t work with some shampoos, even when they’re pet formulated. Paying attention to the way your pet reacts to the shampoos will help to make sure you have the right option, although, picking out a soap-free hypoallergenic soap will make any problems less likely.
- The Vet: If you can’t seem to find a shampoo that isn’t drying out or irritating your pets’ skin, there may be something else wrong. In which case, the best option is to call your vet who can offer professional advice, or otherwise recommend a coat conditioner or medicated shampoo that is suited to your pets’ condition or skin type.
GoodHouseKeeping provides a detailed insight into various pet shampoos that are specific to all different hair, skin, and coat types. Click here to have a look -🡪 https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/pets/g33995402/best-dog-shampoos/
Pet Vitamins: where to start?
Being the best: 7 tips for dog owners
1. Regular exercise
2. Regular Grooming
3. Providing a comfy bed
4. Always keep fresh water
6. Dental Care
7. Diet and Food
What Can Dogs eat? A guide to best human foods for dogs and healthy dog snacks
Onions and Garlic
Milk and Dairy Products
Fat trimmings and Bones
Mobile pet grooming… is it for you?
In which case, having a mobile pet groomer that brings the salon to the front of your home not only takes away the stress and inconvenience that is travel arrangements, but also hands you back a few hours of your day, giving you back that ‘me time’ we all sometimes need.
2. One to One Attention
With salons often being packed appointment to appointment, it is inevitable that your pet ends up in a cage until their turn comes, before being put back in the cage until pick up time. Being in a cage for half the day is anything but a pleasant experience, and this is exactly what motivated us to mobile pet grooming!
3. Eliminate Stress and Anxiety
A mobile pet groomer eliminates this entirely; removing other unknown loud pets, cages, long distance journeys and long periods of time in an unknown environment, improves the grooming experience for your pet in every regard. Being only a few steps from your home, and having a one-on-one comfortable experience, allows your pet to become trusting of both the groomer and the situation, and guarantees a happy and clean furry friend.
4. No exposure to other pets
Mobile Pet Grooming Services: What’s Involved?
So, all the treatments listed below are not necessarily what your pet will get. This is something you can discuss with your groomer and consider when choosing your grooming package.