Pet Grooming Uniforms for the Professional
It is essential for every pet grooming professional to be dressed in the proper apparel. Not only does it show professionalism in the art of pet grooming, but also they are practical uniforms with style and functionality. They should be comfortable and stylish and have reinforcements at all the stress points for long life and durability. The uniform should reflect the personality of the pet groomer, and also should reflect what kind of pets he grooms. The uniform should be easy to wash and they should be able to withstand the scratches from dogs and cats without tearing. The uniform should be stain resistant and come out of the dryer wrinkle free. Each piece of the uniform should be fitted for the person intended to wear it. The uniform should be loose fitting but tight enough so that the loose material will not hinder the pet grooming process.
A vital part of the uniform is shoes. The shoes of a pet groomer should be comfortable because the profession requires that the groomer be on their feet for long periods of time. Dutch shoes should be made of a material that is easy to boorish as some animals lose the ability to control themselves and the shoes might be stained with urine or feces. The best pet grooming shoes in industry are crocs. The crocs are made out of rubber and if an animal had an accident, it will not hurt them. They are easily washed. Pet grooming shoes should not be made out of leather or canvas. These materials are easily stained and the smell of the residue of the accidents may stay in this material for a long time.
Pet grooming professionals should always wear long pants or jeans. Excited animals can scratch your legs if you wear shorts or a skirt. The jeans offer real resistance towards scratches or bites. Some pet groomers opt to where a leather apron or canvas leggings which will prevent scratches. Also if you were shorts the chance of an infection or infestation of fleas or lice is more likely to occur. The pet grooming specialists can shop at specialty stores or at large pet outlet stores where expert advice can be given to which clothes to buy.
Another consideration when deciding on pet grooming apparel is the choice of gloves. Some groomers wear just rubber gloves to protect themselves from diseases such as mange. These diseases if contacted with the human skin can be embarrassing and painful. Another choice of gloves that are used in the pet grooming industry are leather gloves. These can deter small animals from ripping up your hands by scratching our biting. For larger dogs who have a tendency to bite, the pet groomer may use a metal mesh glove which will stop the penetration of the teeth into the skin, but will not stop the pressure of that by coming down upon the hand. Though the hand will not be punctured, it may be bruised.
The pet grooming professional needs to take in all considerations when buying apparel. They say that clothes make the man and the uniform that the pet groomer chooses dictates professionalism and the way they are perceived by the client. Sources for pet grooming uniforms can be found on the Internet, local veterinarians, and large pet outlet stores.