A new breed of spaholics–dogs!
Give your pet a treat that both of you will benefit fromBy Emma Rose Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
I always believe that when there is stress, there is a spa to relieve that stress. It would surprise me if true-blooded spaholics didn’t have their favorite home-service spa operators’ contact numbers on their speed dial—for that much-needed respite from their demanding schedules.
Incidentally, it is not only humans who get stressed. Dogs, too, get caught up with stress that affects their physical and mental state. In fact, these furry pooches can be under more stress than their masters. That’s why some people say they are “dog-tired” to describe an enormous amount of fatigue that they could not even lift a finger.
Today, there’s a trend in dog care that is quickly rousing the curiosity and interest of pet lovers across the world. Dog spa is now the buzzword among doting dog owners who wish to give their loyal pals some love and pampering.
With various treatments that go beyond making a dog look prettier, the main goal of a pet spa is to ensure the physical and mental well-being of dogs that can ultimately be beneficial to their owners.
Clean dog, clean house
Keeping pets clean and free from diseases also means keeping the entire house safe from germs that can cause illnesses.
Grooming is the prime treatment offered by pet spas. Although dog owners give their pets a bath regularly, there are some areas that are not thoroughly cleaned. It may be due to the friskiness of the dog or the owner’s fear of hurting it (and hurting himself in the process).
Pet spas have expert dog handlers who can give your pets a thorough bath while keeping them safe. They also check on the dog’s ears and nails, which are commonly neglected. Anti-flea treatments can also be availed. Others even offer massages to soothe those doggy muscles, especially among active dogs who love to run.
There are currently a number of pet spa operators around Metro Manila that are more than willing to pamper your pets.
Mobile pet spa
However, if you find it taxing to bring your dog to a pet spa as some dogs are not used to traveling, you can avail of the services of a mobile pet spa.
Bringing the dog spa to the home is a win-win situation for both owners and their furry companion. It is more convenient for the owners and it’s less stressful for the dogs.
One such mobile dog spa operator is Vanity Fur. It is designed to provide your pet with the ultimate feeling of calm and relaxation. It is equipped with everything you can find at a dog spa (tub, grooming tables, towels, shampoos, grooming tools). They also have their own water system that can penetrate the thickest coats to thoroughly wash your dog. Only all-natural, organic and clinically approved products from Canada are used, so you can be assured of their efficacy and safety.
Popular dog spa treatments are Oats & Coats bath for dogs with sensitive skin, and Flea Your Mind, an all-natural treatment for ticks and fleas. Dog services begin with a treat and end with a massage to de-stress and rebalance your dog’s energy. They indeed make dog grooming a happy time and not a dreadful experience.
A clean, relaxed dog can have an improved mental state and this leads to better behavior.