Stressed Pets In The Salon!

Halloween and fireworks night isn’t too far away, and we know that it can be a tough time to be a pet. However, pets aren’t just stressed during the holidays, as pet professionals can attest!

Why Do Pets Get Stressed?

Pets can get nervous or agitated in your grooming salon for a plethora of reasons.

It could be a change of routine, past experiences, high skin sensitivity, dislike of loud noises, possible injury, separation anxiety, or it could be from travelling to you. Older dogs that may be disoriented, especially if losing their sight, smell or hearing, may also become stressed in a grooming situation.

The Solution To Stressed Pets

The best way to find a solution is to figure out what the problem is. For some, this may be simple – the dog does not like their feet touched, they grow distressed at blaster noise. It may be that the best solution is to help the dog overcome their fear with time and patience, allowing them to get used to the grooming process. For others, there may be nothing that you can specifically help with and it may be best to try soothing remedies instead. Of course, soothing remedies can also be great for helping pets get used to grooming too!

Here a few stress-busting ideas to allow for a calmer, easier and safer grooming session:

Aromatherapy – Lavender, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Neem and Peppermint scents can all help to keep pets calmer. We love our Groomers Aromatherapy Shampoo and Fragrance Spray to help ease them into a calmer state straight away! You will also find many of these ingredients featured in our guest bathing ranges!

Happy Hoodies and Dog Snoods – These cotton towelling bands are popped over the head and ears to drown out the sound of dryers, but they also create a swaddling affect that can really help ease agitation.

Pet Remedy – This natural blend of therapeutic ingredients can be used on any animal and is available in spray, diffuser and atomiser form for easy application in your salon.

Adaptil and Feliway – These artificial pheromones are specially designed to help dogs and cats feel more relaxed in their surroundings. They also come in a range of options!

See our full pet calming range here:


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