/20 January 2013
Dog and cat owners are increasingly picky about the pet groomers they use. They are looking for caring professionals who provide a wide range of good value services.
Dog groomers routinely offer a bathing and clipping service.
It’s not just long haired dogs that benefit from being professionally groomed either as most dogs eventually get dirty because they spend part of the day outside. Dog groomers typically offer additional services too including cleaning anal glands, clipping claws and cleaning ears. Some dog groomers may also offer show preparation. One of the often overlooked benefits of taking a dog to the groomers regularly is that the groomer will have a chance to check the dog over for any lumps, bumps and scratches.
Likewise cat groomers offer de-matting services, grooming, nail clipping and show prep. Most often it’s long haired cats that need grooming but short haired cats, particularly over-weight ones, also benefit from being regularly groomed.
No one needs a qualification to become a pet groomer so word of mouth marketing is very important. Most pet groomers operate out of a salon although a minority offer a mobile grooming service.
Whatever the range of services you offer you have to look professional. Many groomers are now using branded uniforms to enhance their image. Not all suppliers of pet groomer uniforms are able to offer branded garments, which creates more hassle. However Alsicare is able to offer a ‘one stop shop’ where we design, create and supply branded uniforms.
For example, we offer a range of Unisex scrub tops and matching trousers that work well for pet groomers. Logos or names can be added by our in-house embroidery service. Our scrub tops are designed to be practical and comfortable allowing ease of movement. They are available in a wide range of colours including Jade, Royal Blue, Navy Blue and Burgundy and there are sizes to suit everyone.
If you prefer a more casual look, as many groomers do, we also offer a range of casual wear including Polo Shirts, Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts. Logos can be added to our Industrially Launderable Polo Shirt. Perfect for wearing in a warm salon.