There are so many questions people in Austin have about mobile dog grooming, so here are some common ones with the answers.
Will the mobile groomer need to use my electricity or water hose?
No, our grooming van has its own generator and a large fresh water reservoir, and we have a another tank that holds our gray water that we empty back at our office. On rare occasions we may have to borrow your garden hose to refill the fresh water tank, but this doesn't happen very often.
Is the water you use warm or cold?
We always use heated water. Could you imagine being bathed with cold water?
Am I allowed to watch while my pet is being groomed?
We get that question a lot, and unfortunately the answer is no. If it were up to us we would love to have you watch the groomer work, but the insurance policy we work under won't allow it. It would be nice though.
Does frequent bathing and grooming dry out my dog's skin?
This is not true. We use a very mild and hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner. We chose these brands because they are safe to use once a week. In fact, many veterinarians recommend that dogs be bathed at least once a week with a medicated shampoo if they have skin or coat conditions.
Can I provde the shampoo to use during the grooming?
Yes, this is common. As long as your product is rated pet-safe or prescribed by a veterinarian we can definitely use it.
Why does mobile pet grooming cost more than a regular salon?
It's so much that mobile dog grooming costs more, its the value you receive that makes the service worth more than a trip to a regular salon. Probably the most obvious benefit is that we come to you, saving you time, money and aggivation. There is also a lot of value in receiving a one-on-one service. Your dog will have its groomer's undivided attention during the appointment. There's no worrying stress from being caged or cage drying. Using a mobile pet groomer also means you don't have to make 2 trips to the salon or plan your whole day around getting your dog groomed. Using a mobile dog groomer means your pet gets hand dried and groomed right on time, with no waiting. Of course the entire van runs on gas, and propane is used to keep the water warm, and those items cost money for us just like everyone else. It's for these good reasons and a few others that the cost of mobile grooming may be a little more, but the treatment, attention and convenience you and your pet will receive give the experience a value you'll want to repeat again and again.