What specifically do pet owners want
from skin and coat grooming products?
“Convenience is No. 1. We are seeing an increase in wipes, sprays and
waterless shampoo.”—GINA DIAL,
vice president of sales and marketing
at John Paul Pet in Austin, Texas.
“Both cat and dog owners these days
seem to be less concerned about price
and more concerned about the quality
of ingredients. Made in the USA also
has greater appeal today than it did
10 years ago.”—DEBBIE GUARDIAN,
founder and president of Opie & Dixie
in San Francisco
“With busy schedules, many pet
parents are looking for grooming
products that offer superior
performance and also save
director of marketing at
Cardinal Pet Care in Azusa, Calif.
“Now people are becoming more
aware of sodium lauryl, which is
harsh, and are looking for more
organic ingredients that actually
serve a purpose.”—SAMANTHA
KENT, founder and CEO of Dr. Sniff, a
“ For practical and economic reasons, a growing number of pet parents are doing
division of Dallas-based Kibble Pet
and itchy skin relief products
that are made in the United
States.”—JACKIE CAIN, store
manager for Furly’s Pet Supply
in Lake Forest, Calif.
their own bathing at home between visits to the groomer.”
—Tom Wien of Cardinal Pet Care
“Usually it’s to solve a skin-related problem.
Most of our customers have issues with the skin,
be it allergies or over-vaccinations that are causing issues with the skin.”—ELIZABETH LISELLA,
owner of K- 9 Bath & Body in Nesquehoning, Pa.
ANDIS offers its Pulse ZR II Detachable Blade Clipper, an
upgraded version of a product from its premium grooming line.
Modified to fit the needs of industry professionals, it now features
a longer-lasting removable battery for fast and easy replacement.
Ideal for long grooming sessions, the clipper is equipped with
lithium-ion power and a heavy-duty rotary motor to deliver a
three-hour runtime off a two-hour charge. Adjustable from 2,500
to 4,500 strokes per minute, the cordless clipper offers cut-length
versatility to achieve a smooth finish. It is made in the USA.
prevents the “choking” of pets by using the same
proven principals of the patented Groomers Helper
Grooming Loop, the company states. The product
has different use options that can be used on both
brachycephalic and older “trach” dogs. An emergency quick-release buckle has been incorporated. It
is available in six colors and can be adjusted for
different size dogs. groomershelper.com
The Diamagroove Rotary Tool Detailer model from WHITMAN’S is safe and efficient, the company states. It is heat
and vibration free, and it cuts grinding time by up to half. It
is made with premium materials and has an edgeless design
that reduces or even eliminates vibration, and it reduces
the chance of hair entrapment while the tool is spinning. It
features durable, authentic diamond plating. With its tiny
size, the product gets where few tools can, enabling groomers to effectively trim and detail the nails of small breeds,
whose tiny feet provide almost no room for rotary grinding.