Our Process

What happens in the
Bathing Beauties Mobile Grooming truck
to create magic like this?

Our groomers typically spend 1-3 hours with
your cat or dog to make them beautiful!

Meet and Greet

First we meet you and your pet and let them know what is going to happen. We give them loving pets, assess their skin and coat, and discuss how you would like their hair. And then we begin!

Protective lube goes into their eyes so the shampoo doesn’t inadvertently cause a problem or irritation to those beautiful eyes! Stinky anal glands? At your request, external anal gland expression is included in the cost of your pet’s grooming service. You can have their glands cleaned out, and we do it before we start the actual bath. Our groomers have been taught by the vets at HousePaws to do an external extraction. Since our expression is done externally, your pup won’t feel quite so “violated” and you’ll still get rid of that stinky, fishy smell and cut down on all that “scooting.”

Let the bath begin!

We wash our pups with the finest soap-free shampoos. Why soap-free? Dogs’ skin depend on oil for protection. These shampoos not only clean the pet but help prevent them from drying out or getting itchy or flaky a few weeks after their bath. We have a great line of shampoos for different coats including. See the products we use page for a complete list.

Dry time

We first put a soft headband around their ears, or cotton rounds gently at the outer openings of their ears – consider them pup muffs. This protects their sensitive ears to the sound of the dryer.

Style time

The groomers begin working their magic. Using a variety of sheers or clippers our groomers work to help let your pets’ beauty shine!

Nails, ears, and teeth

They are all important parts that we assess and keep clean when grooming. We clean the ears, clip the nails, and brush the teeth. They even get to keep their own toothbrush courtesy of our friends at HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service!

As an additional service to your pets mani and pedi, we can also can grind your pet’s nails for rounded edges so they are nice and smooth.

We don’t pluck ears at Bathing Beauties, we clip them. Plucking is an age old practice groomers do; however, we now know ripping out hair hurts AND causes inflammation which can lead to post grooming ear infections. Only the best for your fur baby!

Clean teeth can’t be achieved if the only teeth cleaning is when your pet gets groomed. We also cannot brush diseased teeth or gums. If we have a pet with a diseased mouth on our grooming table we apply breath freshener and will recommend you see your veterinarian. Let the oral hygiene be a daily experience! Ask for one of our dental home hygiene kits. They even include a how to brush step by step guide so you can help your pet avoid dental problems like gingivitis.

The extras!

At your request, we can throw in the frills (bows and bandanas)! Every pet deserves to feel special, so the grooming ends with a nice grain-free treat safe for all pets. The groomers will present your renewed loved one with a little report card bringing to your attention any growths, warts, skin, ear, or dental problems they noticed along the way to pass on to your vet.

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