When hot weather happens, pet owners are often advised to keep their pets indoors. That means fur more likely to fly, dogs rubbing their backs on furniture, and animals finding dark corners of your home. If you have pet allergies, most of us know you groom those friendly beasts a little more often.
Patti Sousa, who has run her bathing and grooming salon Clip 'N and Groom 'N for six years, has seen a definite pick up in business in Dixon when the temperatures climbed.
“Grooming requests for cats also pick up in the summertime,” she said. “Most of my customers also want a shorter cut during this weather. For pugs in particular tend to be more warm-blooded than other breeds. I have ice pack dog collars that help keep the dogs cool.” She reports that there is an increase in her pet sitting services as well due to people taking vacations.
The summer also brings a different kind of trouble for pets, too.
“The mosquitoes are much worse than normal this season due to our warm weather, too, so I’ve reminded my customers to please make sure their pets are protected with the Heartworm Preventative,” Sousa said. “Fleas and ticks are horrendous so always give those preventatives—and that should be done one or two days after grooming.”
And don’t forget—always leave your pets with plenty of water.
For more information, call Sousa at (707) 635-3303