There is a second wave of coronavirus disease across the world; which has led to partial lockdown or weekends curfew in many countries, including India.

It goes without saying that, pet owners have recently developed a great liking towards hiring or going to professional pet groomers, to pamper their furry friends. Pet adoption became a reigning trend during lockdown. Pet grooming it is quite a lucrative career in metropolitan cities. However, it is pertinent to notice, everything that has changed in the field of pet grooming, in 2021, as pandemic extended itself. There is a second wave of coronavirus disease across the world; which has led to partial lockdown or weekends curfew in many countries, including India. It is important to know, especially now, how the trends pertaining to pet grooming have changed in 2021.

Rising Importance of Pet Groomers

The pandemic proved catastrophic for businesses, in every part of the world. But one thing that skyrocketed during lockdown was pet adoption. Therefore, pet groomers have gained a lot more demand. The pet owners are not compromising on anything, when it comes to giving a luxurious treatment to their cute pooches, from – nail cut, wash, blow drying to pedicures. Understanding their requirements, pet groomers are also responding well regarding this.

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The pet owners are not compromising on anything, when it comes to giving a luxurious treatment to their cute pooches, from – nail cut, wash, blow drying to pedicures.

Owners Taking Ownership

Weekend is the time when you plan your personal schedule. You postpone most of your individual work, for the upcoming weekend and pet grooming is one of such things But weekend and night curfews have made it difficult for pet parents to schedule their salon visit. In this scenario, many of the pet owners have taken this crucial work in their own hands. They are giving them bath and minor haircuts, at home. Professional pet groomers suggest, that this work must be carried out with utmost care. Like giving bath once a week is good, but cleaning their paws after walk is especially important. There are many products such as wet wipes, grooming combs and static towels, available in the market to make the task easier. Pet groomers also suggest that ears and other sensitive body parts of the pets, must be secured with cotton, while bathing them.

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There are many products such as wet wipes, grooming combs and static towels, available in the market to make the task easier.

Masks, Hand Sanitizer’s, Cleaning Protocols – the New Normal

There are pet groomers who also run pet food stores, and therefore, are considered as essential service. One such store and grooming service center, in Pacific City in the US, provided pet grooming throughout the lockdown, following all cleaning protocols, in this new normal. The store owner claimed that people brought their pets along, while buying dog food. They handed the pets off to the store, where all deep cleaning protocols like wearing mask and continuously using hand sanitizer, were meticulously followed. That kept the dogs away from any diseases.

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They handed the pets off to the store, where all deep cleaning protocols like wearing mask and continuously using hand sanitizer, were meticulously followed.

Natural and Organic Product in High Demand

Albeit, there are minuscule cases of pets catching Covid 19 disease reported so far, but pet parents have become overly precautious, towards giving their pets best of the products, during this Covid 19 pandemic. The demand for high quality pet grooming products is overtaking cheaper and synthetic products. As the demand for pet groomers is all time high; a few stores are even marketing themselves as salons, that only use organic products. That is not all, some pet grooming service providers, are also giving special attention for stress release activities, during the grooming sessions.

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That is not all, some pet grooming service providers, are also giving special attention for stress release activities, during the grooming sessions.

Mobile Grooming, a Great Relief

As most people have become accustomed to work from home (WFH), these days, mobile grooming service comes as a great relief. The WFH demands extra work hours from us, due to more than one reasons, such as communication gap with team members, internet issues, power failures, so on and so forth. In this scenario, people who couldn’t raise their heads from workstations, easily relied on mobile pet grooming services. Mobile groomers go to the pet owner’s home and offer grooming services, from specially equipped vehicles. There are many mobile grooming services, gaining popularity in India as well.

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Mobile groomers go to the pet owner’s home and offer grooming services, from specially equipped vehicles.

Grooming Service Subscription  

Of lately, every industry, including pet industry, has been touched by technology. Each business is depending on tech in this period, more than ever; so are the pet grooming services. As the pet adoption has increased during this time, people are buying more and more curated subscription services such as dog clubs, goodies, product delivery, teleconsultation platforms etc. Pet groomers are suggesting what is hot for your lovely companions. Many groomers are giving online tutorials as well, to the pet parents.

Finally, these trends are not going to be outdated, any time soon. It is better to give attention to our furry family and learn to live with these new and emerging trends, during these testing times. 

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It is better to give attention to our furry family and learn to live with these new and emerging trends, during these testing times.

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