Calling All Pet Groomers

What would you say if I told you there was a simple way for you to cut your overhead, while adding extra income to your shop, without grooming more dogs? I bet you would say show me the way!

Well, good news I know a way you can do just that and it is simple and easy to start. How much are you spending on pet shampoos and other products? If you are anything like I was it is your biggest expense aside from rent and utilities.

Why not start making your own pet product line? It isn’t as hard as you might think and the quality is unparalleled to anything you are using now.

There is very little investment to get started and you can do it right in your own kitchen. You would be able to eliminate the middle man, and could more then cut your cost on pet shampoos and conditioners in half!

Not to mention you could package and sale your products to clients in your shop. Imagine having your own all natural high quality product line for pets branded with your shops logo available for sale to your customers.

Many of these products cost as little as $2 to make and can retail for $15 to $20! That is money in your pocket without grooming any more dogs then you already do. Your customers will love the products. You could even get really fancy and mix custom aromatherapy products for clientele.

Aveda Salons used to offer a service similar to this for their human clients. Why not have it for pets? We all know they can benefit from it just as much as humans do.

There are many different directions you could go in to market your products. You could even contact pet shops and vets to retail for you. Just think every bottle is an advertisement for your salon. The sky is truly the limit.

Creating great selling all natural pet shampoos and other products isn’t rocket science but it will take some research on your part to get started. Although, you will soon find out how easy it actually can be. You will only need a few readily available supplies, a clean kitchen and some great recipes to get started.

This is just one super easy approach to generating more income for your shop. You should always strive to work smarter not harder in your business. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and start adding more income to your businesses today!

Pet Shampoo – Saving Money by Buying Wholesale!

We all love our pets, but love can get expensive. If you’ve been to a pet store recently, you will notice aisles filled with expensive bath and body products ranging from dog nail polish to fancy spa treatments for your canine. While some of the products can be kitschy fun, oftentimes they are a waste of money. When looking for a pet shampoo, it is also important to be an aware consumer.

When most people go to the beauty supply store, they look a shampoo that will best handle their hair-type, protect against sun damage and leave it clean and smooth. I’ve found that people will spend ridiculous amounts of money on hair care product without even looking at the ingredients. Most of the time, you can find exact same formulas for less than half the cost of a high end salon-type product. So why spend $40 on a product you can get for $5? I challenge everyone to keep all their receipts for their bath and body products and see just how much money is spent on things like haircare and lotions. You will be amazed at how much you COULD be saving.

Now back to pet care. Why should you be spending so much money on a luxury pet shampoo that you can get for half the price? Why not purchase your product wholesale? Your pet will always need to be cleaned, so instead of buying small bottles, buy by the gallon and save your money. If you want a more luxurious product, try adding an essential oil or fragrance oil to your wholesale pet shampoo and it will customize the product and people will think your pet just left the spa!

There is currently a debate about the best type of pet shampoo for your animal. The ‘soapless’ trend is a widespread debate on the Internet, and many people are turning to all-natural or organic products, which may not be the best for your pet. It’s most important to look at the ingredients and research ANY product you are using that could be harmful to your pet’s health. All-natural is certainly a plus when it comes to any bath and body product, and particularly pet shampoo. However, 100% organic may be harmful to your pets health, depending on the hair type and animal type.

The point is, pet shampoo is something that consumers need to research. Every animal owner will need it, so it doesn’t make sense to by small quantities or expensive product that is harmful to your pet’s health. Furthermore, it’s important to look at your spending in this economy and figure out every possible venue to save money. Pet care supplies are an area most people overlook when trying to budget for the month. Get creative, get thrifty and save your money to treat yourself!

Finding Dog Shampoos – Tips You Should Know

There are many dog shampoos that are on the market these days.It is not easy to pick the right one. Pet skin is similar to skins of humans but they have very different skin types. That being said we should choose a shampoo that is suitable for your pet. Choosing the right shampoo can make your dog’s coat shine as well as soothe your dog’s skin, getting a shampoo that is not suitable for you dog can make your dog’s skin itchy and cause it to irritate. Here are some tips about some pet shampoos.

Never use human shampoos on pets
Most people use human shampoos on or have experience of using it on one. Some people may also think that human shampoos are suitable for dogs. It is very wrong. If you use it on you pet, her or his skin will in fact be irritated. it is bad for a dog’s health.

Shampoos for Dogs with dry skin
You should first learn how to tell what type of skin your dog has. Touch your pet gently and if there is any flaking. If there is, your pet has dry skin. Using jojoba-based or oatmeal-based shampoos ere good for treated dry skin on dogs. Shampoos that are made of jojoba and oatmeal can help moisturize your dog’s dry skin.

Shampoos for Dogs with oily skin
If you touched your pet and it has an oily feeling to it, then your dog has oily skin. Using refreshing shampoos can deep clean your dog’s skin. Do not use conditioning shampoos, some can make you dog’s skin oily.

There are many stores online to find these pet shampoos. Local stores can carry them as well just ask if they have pet shampoos for dry skin.

3 Secrets to Choosing the Best Shampoos for Your Pet Dog

Do dogs need to be groomed and given a bath at regular intervals? If you want to keep your dog healthy, it is advisable to give it a bath at least once a month. A good shampoo and conditioner can help remove dead skin cells and control allergens and dust mites.

One of the things that you need to remember is that “one size fits all” concept may not work and you may have to make the choice depending on the dog breed, skin and coat condition. A shiny and clean coat indicates good health.

Secret 1

Avoid these ingredients

A pet shampoo that is chemical free is considered the best option for your dog’s coat. It is important that you read the label so that you are aware of the ingredients and are able to make an informed choice.

  • Added colorants and dyes need to be avoided as these additives have been linked to several health problems. Brightly colored liquids can harm the skin and coat. Natural ingredients are usually white to light yellow.
  • Perfumes and fragrances derived from chemicals can cause allergies including nausea and headaches.
  • Parabens are used by many manufacturers as preservatives and they have been linked to cancer.
  • Stearalkonium chloride, Sodium laureth sulfate and sodium laurel sulphate are used in shampoos and conditioners and these are known to cause skin irritation.

Secret 2

Dog’s coat and skin condition

Is your pet’s hair normal and healthy? Is it dry or greasy? Is it free of knots? Choose the shampoo based on the specific coat and skin condition of your dog. Many shampoos with natural ingredients are available in the market and they cater to specific skin and coat condition.

Secret 3

Shampoos designed for humans not suitable for pets

Most pet owners tend to assume that soaps and shampoos that have been specifically designed for humans can be used for dogs too. This is a big mistake. The chemicals and fragrance that is added can be harmful for the skin. They can cause rashes and make the coat brittle and dull. If your pet is suffering from flea and ticks, it is best to look for a shampoo that is designed to kill the fleas and ticks.

Ask your veterinarian to recommend the best brand available in the market. Buy your favorite pet shampoo online or you can talk to the manufacturer and get a list of local suppliers.