Pet Safety – Keeping you Pet Safe is Most Important

The last thing you want to happen while grooming your pet is to have him/her get injured, your pet’s safety is our #1 concern.  Before you begin the grooming process let’s go over a few pet safety tips.

  • Choose a place for grooming that has no distractions
  • Keep all grooming tools out of your pet’s reach
  • Use a noose to keep your pet from getting away
  • Never leave your pet unattended while in the tub or on a grooming table
  • Have everything you will need ready and easily accessible

 

Choose a place that has no distractions


Finding a place in your house that is away from distraction will make it much easier for you and your pet.  Animals are easily distracted by sounds and sudden movements.  When grooming your pet you want his/her full attention.  The ideal location would be a room with a door that you can close to minimize distractions.

 

 

 

Keep all grooming tools out of your pet’s reach


Pet grooming equipment Some grooming tools have sharp edges that could harm your pet if they were to step on or try to grab it with their mouth.  Clippers have an electrical cord that could be chewed on and cause electric shocks to your pet.  Look for a table or counter that is in easy reach to layout your grooming tools, never place them on the same table as your pet.

 

Use a noose to keep your pet from getting away


If your pet is still getting used to being groomed he/she will try to escape the process.  By putting a restraint on him/her shows them that you are in control of theA cartoon of a dog on a leash situation.  Some animals get so used to being groomed that they will happily sit still while being groomed.  If you are grooming your pet on a table I highly recommend using a Groomers Poll with a noose attached, jumping off a high table can cause injuries to your pet.

 

 

Never leave your pet unattended while in the tub or on a grooming table


Most animals are very fast and will attempt to jump the minute your back is turned.  Don’t give them the chance, never leave them alone.  Even if you are using a noose, they can still try to get away and cause injuries to themselves.

 

 

 

Have everything you will need ready and easily accessible


Before you begin make sure you have everything you will need, you don’t want to stop and leave your pet to go looking for something.  Make yourself a grooming checklist or better yet keep all your grooming supplies in a plastic bin or storage container.

 

You want the grooming experience for your pet to go as smooth as possible.  Animals remember bad experiences, you do not want grooming to be one of them.  Your pet should learn to enjoy or at least tolerate the grooming experience.

If you have any questions please leave a comment.

Happy Grooming,

Cathy

 

About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

6 comments on “Pet Safety – Keeping you Pet Safe is Most Important

    1. Hi Wilma,
      Thank you for visiting my site. I am glad that you found this information to be helpful. I see you are promoting vacuums for pet hair, I also have written an article about vacuums for pet hair and I hope your business is doing well.

  1. I love it that you say have everything you’ll need ready and easily accessible..
    ..because, in reality, something’s always missing, or breaks, when you start, hehe..

    But that’s part of the fun & joy of grooming process. Isn’t it?

    I was wondering, if safety is a big priority, which it always 100% is… can I do the grooming on the ground instead of doing it on the table? What do you think?

    Could it be a viable option, especially for those lovely pets who are less experienced with the task at hand & tend to be more lively in their nature?

    1. Hi Henry,

      Yes, you can attempt to groom your dog on the floor but training them to be groomed on a table will save your back. Dogs need to be restrained to learn, if you are grooming your dog on the floor use a leash so he can’t get away from you. Let him know that you are in control and not the other way around lol. Thank you for visiting my site.

  2. Awesome information! I have been wanting to possibly groom my own pets in order to save my money a little bit in the long run. I have been worried about causing harm though and this was very informational. I may have some trouble because this little rascal likes to run away and find anything as a distraction LOL. Anyway thank you I will definitely try to put this to use

    1. Hi Adrana,

      It is best to restrain your dog while he is getting used to being groomed. You can use a leash or purchase a groomers arm that will attach to a table. Let him know you are in control of the situation. Be patient it does take time for them to learn. Thank you for visiting my website.

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