Things To Let Your Groomer Know
There are a few important things to let your groomer know. Information that they should take note of such as medical history, past bad grooming experience or if your pet may or may not be aggressive etc.
Your pet’s medical history is important. This allows your groomer to know what they should take note of. For example, we groomed a cat with asthma once. In between the grooming, it needs to use the inhaler to help with its asthma. Or for example, we had a few special cases of dogs with hip displacement, spinal issues or patella. These allow us to help minimise any discomfort or inflicting any pain.
Past Bad Grooming Experience
A bad grooming experience may traumatise your pet. Even if it’s just a simple nail clipping may change your pet’s behaviour towards grooming. That is why most groomers always emphasise on positive grooming experience. And of course, choosing the right groomer is important too.
Signs of Aggression
Aggression can come in any form. They may snap when they’re scared or stress. Or if they’re in pain, such as from an ear infection or a recovering injury. Sometimes, it may be just their character and personality where they may snap without warning or reason. So do let your groomer know beforehand. As once the groomer is injured, they may be on medical leave for a few days till the injury recovers.
Sensitive Skin/Skin Issue
Pet’s with sensitive skin or any underlying skin issue need special care too. Especially when it comes to products being use during grooming. Such as allergic to certain ingredients such as ear cleaner that contains alcohol. Little information may help your groomer avoid any unnecessary physical and emotional stress.
Do remember to inform your groomers. Even small little details help make a pleasant grooming experience for both pawrents and fur babies.