The costs for a professional groomer can easily add up to make a sizable cost in your monthly budget. Learning how to groom your pet yourself can lead to great savings and possibly a little bit of extra bonding time with your pet.
You do have to be very careful about going the do-it-yourself route. Your local pet stores survive by providing you with expensive toys and shampoos for your pet. There’s nothing wrong with this necessarily but it does quickly remove any cost-saving efforts on your part if you spend half your month’s budget on fancy conditioner.
There are ways to make your pet look good on a budget. One of the easiest ways is to use baby powder for a quick cleaning. You can sprinkle some into your pet’s hair, let it settle, and then brush it out to make them smell good and look cleaner without the trouble of a bath.
Another good thing to use is baking soda. It will also let you perform a dry bath that will clean out some nasty odors without much worth. Just sprinkle some in their fur and then brush it out to freshen them up. Baking soda is also a cheap way to clean out their ears.
If your pet is scratching their ears a lot then they may have mites or a light infection. A cotton ball dipped in a solution of warm water and baking soda should help clean out the ears of any cat or dog while also killing any nasty mites.
As you can see, there are many cheap ways to clean your pet and make them look beautiful too. Grooming your pet doesn’t have to be a big expense if you know what to do. 😉