According to the 2017-2018 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, a dog owner spends an average of $84 per year on groomer/grooming aids. That’s an increase of $23 per year from APPA’s findings in the 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey.
The grooming sector of the pet product industry is expanding as more dog owners are realizing that grooming is beneficial for their pets. Whether using an in-store washing bay at a local pet store or taking their dog to the grooming salon for nail trimming or a complete bath-style treatment, pet owners utilize grooming to be aware of their dog’s health while ensuring the pup is clean and looking its best.
For example, the simple act of brushing does much more than keep dog fur in place. No matter what breed they are, brushing helps to remove dead hair, dirt and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps them to relax and reduce stress, while bringing out the natural oils in the dog’s fur and spread them all over to give the coat a healthy sheen. And a healthier looking coat paves the way for abnormalities that are easier to spot like skin problems, ticks, fleas or issues on their nails, teeth, ears and eyes like infection or inflammation.
It’s best to start grooming dogs during their puppy years. While it will help get them accustomed to being touched and handled, waiting too long will lessen the dog’s willingness to be groomed later on. And any issues or abnormalities found early on can be addressed immediately so as not to become more serious later.
These grooming products help maintain soft and silky coats, keep away unwanted insects and help dogs maintain a good immune system to fend off infections, allowing for dogs to be happy and healthy.
While the vast majority of the grooming products on the market are safe and effective, accidents do happen. That is why some products in this section are important first aid items that every groomer and retailer should carry and sell as part of a complete pet first aid kit.
Eyenimal Pet Clipper
Treat your pets to the “groomer” experience at home with Eyenimal’s electric pet clipper. This cordless clipper has an adjustable ceramic blade to keep cats and dogs looking neat, trimmed and stylish. It has an ample use time of four hours, and users can easily know when a charge is needed via the LED battery indicator display. Quiet and powerful, the electric pet clipper makes it easy to keep your pets looking their best.
Tall Tails Cape Towel
The Tall Tails Cape Towel has a collar with a Velcro fastener to wrap around a pet’s neck and is built with two hand pockets for more control when drying. Created with terry fiber material, this towel is 50 percent more absorbent than cotton. Save yourself time and energy with this efficient product.
Furbliss provides a comforting and relaxing massage, deep cleaning to remove sebum, crusts and dander with a two-sided multifunctional patented design. It can be used wet or dry and is perfect for baths. The veterinarian- and groomer-recommended, made in the USA tool is made from 100 percent premium medical-grade silicone that attracts fur.
NO-CHOKE Control/Slip Lead
The Groomers Helper “NO-CHOKE” Control/Slip Lead prevents the “choking” of pets by using the same proven principles of the Groomers Helper Grooming Loop. It even has different use options for brachycephalic and older “trach” dogs. An emergency quick release buckle has been incorporated with other safety features.
Safari Bamboo Brushes
The seven Safari Bamboo Brushes by Coastal Pet are made with eco-friendly bamboo and offer coated wire pins for comfort. Each brush is designed for a specific task, from lifting out loose hair and debris to cleaning and shining a dog’s coat.
Premium Deshedding Tool by Andis
This tool’s fine-tooth design removes more undercoat and reduces shedding by up to 90 percent while maintaining a damage-free topcoat. It has an ergonomic, anti-slip handle for comfortable, all-day use, and it’s perfect for flea and tick season. This deshedding rake is the ideal tool for removing excess fur or hair to detect potential pests.
Allows for the perfect combination of scrubbing nodules on fingers and palms. HandsOn Gloves can work wet or dry and stay on your hands throughout your care for your animals, also easily accumulates hair. HandsOn Gloves help massage and stimulate circulation, improving skin and coat, and they are gentle to the touch on sensitive areas of the body. Carefully designed with hypo-allergenic, bio-friendly components clinically proven to be safe for use.
Foolee Click & Brush Tool by Eazee
Features a composite plastic comb with smooth, rounded teeth. No chance of nicking delicate skin or snagging hair, the most sensitive pets will enjoy being groomed every day. Adjust the depth by simply sliding the button. Designed for comfort and convenience, it is available in six designer colors and in large, medium and small sizes for dogs. Also available for cats.
The Classic Mini Grooming Table by PetLift
PetLift manufactures a range of tables in sizes and shapes to meet every need. From the simple folding grooming tables—available with and without adjustable legs—to hydraulic lifts, the brand builds tables to fit in any salon. The Classic Mini Grooming Table reduces the roaming area for small breeds, including cats, and fills smaller gaps in grooming areas as an extra table while utilizing the same heavy-duty base pump as the brand’s large models. The top measures 24-inches round.
Puppy Grooming Wipes by earthbath
earthbath All Natural Puppy Grooming Wipes safely and easily wipe away dirt and odor between baths. Hawaiian Awapuki extract conditions coat and imparts a show-quality shine! Aloe vera and vitamin E moisturize coat and skin.
Pet-It Deshedder by ConairPRO
Fitting in the palm of your hand, the Pet-It Deshedder makes it easier to brush away a pet’s shedding fur. The grip technology provides comfortable, effortless deshedding in four different directions. Available in two sizes, for small/medium or large pets. The Pet-It Deshedder includes a carrying case and shampoo massage brush.
Dremel 7300-PGK and Accessory Kits
The new Dremel 7300-PGK is designed to be easier to use, more efficient and gentler. Its clear attachment was designed to help pet owners avoid cutting nails too short or causing any pain to the pet. The tool features a quiet motor and won’t crack, splinter or break a pet’s nails. It also captures nail filings, and its simple hinged construction allows for easy cleaning and assembly. Both the pet grooming attachment and accessory kits can be used with the Dremel 7300PT, a previous pet tool. The attachment kit, which features the AT01-PGA Nail Guard, is also compatible with all Dremel rotary tools with the exception of the Dremel 4200 and the Dremel Micro 8050.