So, you’re looking to get your lovely pets professionally groomed! Sounds like it should be simple enough to set up. However, upon searching online you find out that are many different kinds of services out there, such as in-home grooming, mobile pet grooming, and pet salons.
What does all this mean? And what is best for your precious fluff balls?
Luckily, you’re in the exact right place to find out! We’re going to take you through how each of these services function along with the pros and cons.
Benefits of Using Groomit
In-home pet grooming services, such as our own, come with many benefits for your lovely animals.
Firstly, as we come to you, there is no need to worry about taking your pet anywhere. They will be groomed in the environment most familiar to them, keeping their stress levels minimal.
You will also get to see the whole process, talking with the groomer 1 to 1 and taking a look at all the products they are using.
Finally, our service at Groomit is incredibly convenient. We offer same-day bookings with completely customizable service packages, all set up easily through our app.
However, in-home pet grooming may not be for everyone! As the grooming is performed in your home, groomers will commonly need access to your bathtub or sink. Some may also not be comfortable with having a stranger within the home.
Mobile Pet Grooming
Mobile grooming services are where the groomer comes to you in a van that holds a grooming workspace and all their equipment inside. Your pet will be taken into the van with them to be groomed.
This does offer convenience, as you still do not have to travel yourself. However, it can still be a little bit more intimidating for a nervous pet, as they will be taken out of their familiar space into an enclosed environment with a stranger.
Furthermore, many of these services do not allow a method of watching while the grooming takes place, which can worry many pet parents.
Pet salons are the most traditional of the three. As brick and mortar businesses, you take your pets to them, unlike the two services outlined above.
This does mean you will have to spend time traveling there and back, which can be very stressful for pets who do not like car rides.
You’ll likely need to make an appointment in advance, as many places do not allow same-day bookings as Groomit does.
Additionally, pet salons tend to be busy and loud places, with plenty of other dogs and cats about. All this activity can further agitate your pet.
It may also be impossible to speak with the groomer directly and you may be unable to see the grooming take place.
Finally, grooming within pet salons can take a lot longer. Your pet will also be cage dried, which can take hours and be very stressful for them.
Which is Best?
After taking you through all three major types of professional grooming services, we now have a much better idea of each.
While the best option for you depends on your family situation and your particular cat or dog, if you’re unsure of which one to choose, the convenience factor and transparency that in-home pet grooming offers wins out over the other two!
With our services at Groomit, you get even more benefits. You can pick a favorite groomer, meaning that you can continue to get the same groomer for subsequent appointments.
It’s also incredibly easy to set up appointments! Through our app or the website, you can have a confirmed appointment within minutes.
Additionally, all of our groomers follow the safety procedures recommended by the CDC and the WHO, so you can rest easy knowing that there is a minimal risk of Coronavirus.
We hope this article has proved useful to you! If you’re looking to try out professional pet grooming for the first time, why not try us? Feel free to make an appointment now and your pets will thank you for it!