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How much does dog grooming really cost?

Grooming and healthcare are vital for a healthy pet dog, although many dog parents are hard-pressed for time due to a hectic work schedule and frequent travels due to work. This can leave our pet dogs in a lurch without proper care. Similar to us, dogs need regular grooming and care to thrive in a healthy atmosphere. Cleanliness is the key to maintaining good health and this is no different for our pets. 

As a pet owner, in case you are unable to provide the care required for the dog on a regular basis, it is advisable to ensure that the dog visits a groomer regularly, maybe every other week. Pet grooming can be expensive, but necessary with the additional four-legged family members. Grooming costs can vary on the breed of the dog and temperament. So what are the components that are the deciding factor for the variable costs of grooming your dog? We shall discuss the break-up of the cost to give a clear idea as to what an owner may expect at the groomers’. 

Size of the animal

The main deciding factor is the size of the animal. Larger breeds take longer and more effort to groom, as opposed to the smaller types. It is good to note, however, that smaller densely haired breeds may take more effort than grooming a large Labrador with a short coat. A Maltese or a cocker spaniel will take a lot of effort to groom. 

Dense short coats

Dogs with short dense coats benefit from regular rubdowns to avoid messy tangles. If you are short on time, getting a low maintenance dog is the key low maintenance costs and hassle-free time. 

Depending on the other types of grooming such as hair cutting or nail clipping will cost more, besides the bath and a blow-dry. 

Typical grooming costs

Small breeds like Shitzu, Cockapoo, Yorkie, Maltese Type, have basic hair trimming starting at $60; Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniel, Medium-Sized Retrievers are medium dogs with a starting range of $70. 

Large and extra-large breeds include Golden Retriever, Labrador Retrievers, Standard Poodles, Goldendoodle, and the Pyrenees, Newfoundland, Large Shepherds, and Old English Sheep Dog. Large dog trimming can be between $80 and extend to $100, which will include detangled and brush outs. 

Nail clipping and ear cleaning

As many owners prefer to trim the nails and clean ears regularly, often grooming services are restricted to trimming and bathing the dog. Many groomers will have package deals that can cost anything between $60 and $80 for average-sized breeds. 

If you are only looking at nail trimming, the cost can vary between $10 and $25. Teeth brushing will be charged extra at another $10 to $25, depending on the ease of working with your pet.

Most groomers will offer package deals that are cost-effective and encompass all that is required. Taking care of your beloved pet is essential for his or her health and should not be avoided. Regular maintenance is as necessary for them as it is to us and your dog will be grateful for the care. 

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