Have you ever given your cat a bath?
I have, many times.
And the cat in question was not my easygoing Tabby, Mack, or my “I’ll do anything because I am just so scared,” Clio. The cat who received so many baths was Snowball. My fearless, outgoing, hate-everyone-but-you cat who passed many years ago. Snowball would scare visitors with her “piss and vinegar” attitude, yowling if they got to close. She was more talk than action — her vocalizations were more than enough to cause friends to give her a wide berth.
Two decades ago, washing a dog was either a back-breaking battle in the bathtub, or a wet and wild experience with the hose. In other words, bathing your dog, especially the big, hairy ones, was messy business.
Then came self-service dog washes. Michael Shapiro, owner of Beauty for the Beast Pet Launderette, came across such a then-new establishment while traveling and was delighted with the idea. “At the time, I had a very furry Samoyed who needed a lot of bathing,” he recalls.
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Dremel Tool for Nails - Rated 5 out 5 paws
Description: An electric nail file
Clippers are most often used for trimming the nails of dogs and cats, but for rounded, smooth nails, adding a dremel to the process gives a great finish that’s ideal for hardwood floors, and gentler on everything they touch.
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Spot spoke to this extraordinary group of award-winning professionals considered top in the field of grooming. Here they each offer their TOP THREE TIPS for anyone choosing a groomer, or generally making decisions about grooming for their pet.