At Live.Love.Pet! we offer the fairest and most consistent pet grooming fees in Hawaii. While we do our best to keep our grooming prices as low as possible, our fees do end up costing more than most human haircuts. Here are the top ten tongue-and-cheek reasons why that is.
# 10: Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.
While only some haircuts come with a shampoo included, all pet grooming packages come with a full shampoo and trim. But we also clean out your pet’s butt, which would be mighty awkward if your hairdresser tried to do the same thing during your beauty appointment.
# 9. You don’t go eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
Most people wash and comb their hair at least several times per week, and many do it every single day. Your pet? Not so much. So when you bring your pet to the grooming salon, your certified groomer may have to deal with a tangled mess of fur, cockleburs and who knows what else. They’re glad to do it, but they have a far harder job than your hairdresser does.
# 8. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a sanitary trim (down there).
Your hairdresser has it easy by only having to trim the hair on your head. If your hairdresser had to give your ‘southern area’ a trim, your hair appointments would probably start to cost a lot more.
# 7. Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your ears.
Wouldn’t it be nice if a haircut came with a thorough ear cleaning? How relaxing would it be to not have to worry about getting wax build-up? Since you have to clean your own ears, your hairdresser doesn’t need to charge for it. But with pet grooming, ear cleaning is a very necessary job that must be done by skilled and trained hands, and that’s the reason for the small fee increase.
# 6. Your hairdresser doesn’t remove the snot and boogers from your nose.
Just like mom used to do, a hairdresser doesn’t get a Kleenex, hold it to your nose and tell you to blow. Nope, they cut and style your hair and that’s it. Your pet groomer, on the other hand, needs to become very familiar with your pet’s nose…and eyes! Some dogs have overactive tear ducts that cause gunk and mucous to build up, and that’s often worse than what your pet’s nose could ever think to produce. We clean it all, and we’re happy to do it!
# 5. You actually manage to sit still for your hairdresser.
How much more do you think your hairdresser would charge if they constantly had to tell you to hold still, or even if they had to restrain you in the seat to do a good job? Probably a little bit more than they’re charging you right now.
While we never restrain our pets, we do have to put up with ornery or otherwise rambunctious pets that refuse to stay still. We love all pets big, small, excited or calm, but cutting a pet’s hair that doesn’t sit still can be a difficult job that only a certified groomer is skilled enough to handle.
# 4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.
In a perfect world, your haircut would include nail treatments to both hands and feet. Well, now you can consider that your pet is in fact living in a perfect world, because pet grooming includes 4-paw nail treatments, too!
# 3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
As pet groomers, we are often required to become familiar with every part of your pet’s body. Your hairdresser doesn’t have quite the same privilege.
# 2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.
Because if you did, you’d quickly get arrested. While we certainly don’t like to be bitten or scratched during pet grooming appointments, we know that it’s one of the hazards of the job; and we know how to protect against it. Your hairdresser would have little defense if you decided to suddenly become rabid during your haircut appointments.
# 1. The likelihood of you pooping on your hairdresser is pretty slim.
While there may be instances when you just can’t make it to the restroom, chances are you’ll alert your hairdresser before things turn foul. Your pet, on the other hand, will probably just let the poo fly, and that’s also one of the hazards of our job.
Your hairdresser sure has it easy, but there’s no chance they love their jobs more than our certified pet groomers do. And our fees may be slightly higher than the average human haircut, but not by much. Bring your pet into Live.Love.Pet! and we’ll give your special loved one a head-to-tail pet treatment that’s not only AFFORDABLE, but it’ll be one that always has you coming back for more.
We wanted to send a friendly message to our valued clients that Live.Love.Pet! will be closed to celebrate the Holidays on the following dates this season:
We will be closed on Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28th to celebrate the THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!
However, we will be open on Tuesday, November 25!
We will be closed Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, & Friday, December 26! Merry Christmas!
However, we will be taking appointments on Tuesday, December 23!
We will be closed to celebrate the New Year on Thursday, January 1…HAPPY 2015!
Have a very special holidays and be safe as you celebrate this very special times with your loved ones and pets.
To pre-schedule your pet's appointment for the days we will be open, call (808) 734-8282 or fill out our pre-groom form and we'll call you! Mahalo!
November is pet cancer awareness month and we’d love if you’d help us spread the word. Just as cancer affects many humans the world over, 1/3rd of all cats and ½ of all dogs over ten years of age may die of cancer. Notice the key word there is ‘may’.
By spreading awareness of this disease, we can help to fund charities and in turn fight pet cancer, which takes many of our furry loved ones away from us far too soon.
First, it’s important to prevent cancer before it has a chance to grow in your little one’s body. That’s step one. You can prevent cancer by getting your pet spayed or neutered. Here are three very important reasons why.
1. Getting Your Pet Fixed Regulates Hormones: No matter how old your pet may be, spaying or neutering your pet dramatically reduces the risk of contracting cancer throughout your pet’s lifetime. That’s a very good thing.
2. The Earlier the Better, Especially if Your Pet is Female: Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of pet cancer in females. By getting your female pet spayed prior to her first heat, breast cancer can largely be avoided.
3. The Risk for Contracting Testicular Cancer is Virtually Eliminated: If your pet is male and you get him properly neutered, he will never in his lifetime develop testicular cancer.
So you see, young or old, big or small, your pet will definitely benefit from that all-important vet appointment.
If you suspect that your pet may have cancer, these are the steps to follow.
Key Facts About Cancer in Pets
1. Get a Biopsy: It’s very important never to attempt to diagnose pet cancer on your own. That’s because cancer in pets can mimic many other illnesses and diseases. Your vet can make the true determination, and a biopsy is the best way to do it.
2. Get Treatment: If it is determined that your pet has cancer, your vet may recommend one or more forms of treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
3. Maintain Hope: The earlier your vet can catch your pet's cancer, the better the prognosis will be for your furry best friend (FBF).
In a perfect world, cancer would be cured and we’d never have to worry about the awful ‘C’ word rearing its ugly head. But this isn’t a perfect world, cancer in pets does exist and this is our effort to spread the news about it.
So, to review:
Step 1: Get your pet spayed or neutered.
Step 2: Get your pet checked out if you suspect your pet has cancer.
Step 3: Listen to your vet and maintain hope.
Pet Cancer Awareness Month is here. Help us spread the word by sharing our blog post on your various social media accounts. Mahalo!
Does your growl and hiss at the mere mention of the pet grooming salon? If so, your pet’s not alone. Many cats have an inherent fear of the grooming salon, and for good reason. Most salons smell just like the vet’s office. Your cat doesn’t know he or she is about to get a nice bath and fur-cut. Instead, your cat probably thinks he’s going to get a shot or worse. Whether your cat is timid or downright mean when it comes time for a quality cat groom, here is how to alleviate your cat’s fear just in time for your pet’s first Kaimuki cat grooming appointment.
Krystal H. loves to groom pets and kiss them, too. Bring your pet into Live.Love.Pet! to meet Krystal and the salon's other certified groomers today!