Why does pet grooming cost so much? I don’t pay that much for my hair cut.
We know your haircut may cost less then your pet’s, but there are many reasons why
Groomers charge the prices they do. Obviously, you only have hair on your head. If
your whole body was covered with hair that needed trimming, then your stylist would
surely raise their prices. Considering the services Groomers perform, it’s a good thing
there’s no comparison between dog grooming and our own hair cuts. We doubt you
want anyone expressing your anal glands (note: humans don’t have these). Also your
stylist does not give you a sanitary clip, and if they do we bet it cost more then having
your pet groomed.
Brushing Your Hair vs Brushing A Pet’s Fur
Every morning you wake up and at some point you hopefully brush or comb your hair.
We would be willing to bet that most of you wouldn’t leave your house without first doing
this. Although, how often do you brush your pet? Matted and tangled coats are a common
scene at the grooming salon. Some of them may be so bad they could even be considered
neglect or cruelty. In many cases where severe matting (mats against the skin) is the issue,
the coat can’t be saved and has to be taken short to ensure the comfort and safety of the pet.
If the mats are far enough away from the skin, we can offer the time consuming job of safely
de-matting a pet. If a person removes their dreadlocks without shaving them, it takes 5 hours
to 2 days to brush and comb their head out. Their hands will get tired, and so will the scalp
from the constant tugging. If you want to avoid extra cost for grooming, you can take care of
pet’s skin, coat, and it’s a great way to bond with your pet.
Grooming can be a tough business
We assume you never bite your hairstylist. At least we hope you haven’t. We also assume you
tend to sit very still while your stylist cuts your hair. Your pet may not be as considerate of their
Groomer. Being a Groomer takes great patience, and the ability to guess what your client might
do next. While this may seem trivial, it’s one reason that pet grooming can seem costly. We never
know what a new client is going to be like until we have finished grooming them. We take a chance
everyday of being bitten, scratched, urinated on, and so much more. While the kisses and cuddles
from our furry friends are the best perks, it’s very physically demanding, and can negatively
affect our health.