How Much Does Dog Grooming Cost: A Comprehensive Answer

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How much does dog grooming cost? that’s the million dollar question.

Well, not really a million dollars!!

Hey,… it’s just an expression.

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Every pet parent should groom their furry son on a regular basis to avoid any potential health issues

The American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals suggests the following grooming tips

  • Cut back on hairballs, dirt, and tangles by brushing and bathing your dog on a regular basis
  • Avoid infections caused by growing nails into the pads by trimming your dog’s claws regularly
  • Gently clean your dog’s eyes and ears, check for any signs of infections such as mucus surrounding the eye or an excess of debris in the ear.

Now for the main question

How Much Does Dog Grooming Cost?

On average expect to pay from 30$ to 90$ for standard grooming session at your local salon. A dog grooming salon can offer you a whole package that should include baths, brushing, and even painting your dog’s nails

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A mobile dog groomer can come to you for an average of $75 for an average size dog.

Also, you can groom your dog at a self-service facility for between $11-$23.

All these costs mentioned will vary depending on the size of your dog large or small, the breed, weight, temperament and how long does it take to groom the dog. all these variables will have an impact on the price.

Additional services such as teeth cleaning, flea treatments and nail clipping should coast you extra money.

To get your money’s worth, there are several things you should be aware of before you and your pooch set foot on a saloon,

What Can You Expect on A Typical Dog Grooming Session in A Saloon?

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Standard grooming service for your pooch usually includes a shampoo bath, brushing, haircut, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing. yes, teeth brushing. If only people salons offered that level of service.

Some full grooming packages may also include anal gland expression, which is when the groomer squeezes your dog’s anal glands to empty the smelly fluid inside them. It’s gross but necessary. Welcome to the world of professional pet grooming.

What Grooming Services Cost Extra?

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Some groomers and salons offer special treatments that aren’t included in the full groom. But even if your dog loves bath time, sometimes your pet may need more than regular shampoo and blow-dry.

  • De-matting, or removing heavily tangled hair (mats) from your dog’s coat. This can be a delicate process and using the wrong grooming tool can damage your pet’s coat. Unless you know what you’re doing, it’s best to hire a pro.
  • De-shedding, or brushing out loose undercoat hair before it ends up on your couch, rug and everywhere else.
  • Flea or tick treatment — getting rid of fleas and other nasty parasites in your pet’s coat.
  • Blueberry Facial. Yes, dog groomers offer facials too. But it’s not as silly as it sounds. A blueberry facial gently removes dead skin cells and tear stains from your pet’s face. It cleans your pet’s face better than a regular shampoo. It’s especially useful for dogs with facial folds.
  • Nail polish. Ok, this is pretty silly. There are pet groomers who can paint your dog’s nails. After all — a simple nail trimming may not be enough for your fabulous puppy. So why not have a little fun?

What to Look out for before Hiring A Professional Groomer?

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Pet grooming isn’t a regulated industry. You actually don’t need qualifications to offer grooming services. But having some kind of certification or membership can show commitment to the business.

Organizations that offer training and certification include National Dog Groomers of Association of America (NDGAA), International Society of Canine Cosmetologists (ISCC) and the International Pet Groomers Inc (IPGI)

Certifications aside, what’s even more important is salon conditions.

Don’t be afraid to inspect the facility. How clean is the grooming area? How do the groomers interact with the dogs and dog owners? A good groomer will be more than happy to show you around and put your mind at ease.

Also, don’t be annoyed if the salon asks for proof of immunizations. They’re not being difficult on purpose — it actually means they’re thinking about the health and safety of their groomers.

What to Ask A Professional Dog Groomer?

The first questions usually asked by dog parents to professional groomers is what do you charge? followed by when can you do it?.

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These are important considerations, no doubt about that, but there also other questions that dog parents should consider to ask the groomers beforehand while searching for the one to groom your beloved furball

  • How long have you been grooming?
  • Where did you learn to groom?
  • Do you belong to a grooming organization?
  • What are your credentials?
  • Do you have any special areas of expertise?
  • Have you ever groomed my breed of dog before?
  • Do you allow inspections of your facility?
  • Can I be there while you groom my dog?
  • How long does it take you to groom a dog?
  • Where do you keep them? Are they always in view of someone?

There is no harm of asking these questions beforehand. These are reasonable questions and you only want the best for your pup. If the groomer seems reluctant or hesitated, just keep on looking.

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