Is there a need to engage professional pet groomer?

Pet Grooming Singapore

Your pets are very dependent on you for keeping themselves clean and comfortable in a domestic environment. Imagine yourself not having a hair cut or clean hair, wouldn’t you stink and feel absolutely uncomfortable. Imagine yourself in letting your nail grow without trimming, would you be able do so simple task with your hand, even to even hold a cup?

Your pets, especially medium sized pets, whether they are dogs, cats or rabbits would require regular brushing and nail trims. Pets with longer hair such as the Poodles, Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire terrier, Westies or Scottish Terrier, requires professional groomer. If a pet is not groomed, dirt and oil can be accumulated in the thick of their hair and cause skin infections.

Grooming is necessary to get your pets to be healthy and happy. It is similar to how you feel after a good shower, your hair brushed (especially for those with long hairs) and your nails trimmed.

It is important to ensure that your pets are able to tolerate being groomed. You can do so by gradually introduce a brush or comb, slowing increase your grooming duration with your pets and work on different areas. As a motivation, you could also include a reward for cooperating.


Types of Pet Grooming

A basic grooming package usually consist of

– Trimming
– Nail clipping
– Clipping of paw pads and sanitary areas
– Expressing of anal glad
– Bathing and drying

Whereas a full package would include the following additional services:

– Styling
– Ear cleaning
– Brushing and Combing
– Tooth brushing
– Nail grinding and
– Sometimes health evaluation.

Some owners would insist on getting the international standard cut which compares to those in a show or contest. And there are owners who would go for unique looks and include dying the pet’s fur with snazzy colours or in funky styles (such as China Doll look).

Engaging Professional Groomer

Dependent on your comfort level, you decide whether there is a need to go to a Professional Groomer. You would need to ascertain whether you have the time, the tools, the skills, the physical ability and the interest, if you want to groom your pet on your own.

A professional groomer is usually a trained professional person who can handle tricky procedures and temperamental or frightened animals. For instance, the removal of severe mats has to be done skillfully to avoid cuts. It is recommended that pets with long hairs to be regularly groomed by professionals. It is also recommended to get the pet to go for regular or seasonal clipping, get medicated or flea baths, removal of odors and removal of matted fur.

Some groomers are registered or certified with certain schools. In Singapore, there is no need to get a pet shop license but there is a need to get Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to use the premise to conduct pet grooming.

In Singapore, most of the pet groomers work behind a pet shop. You would need to make an appointment with them (in case, all the bookings for that day are taken) and get the pets at the salons. There are some who could operate from your home. Generally, it takes about 3 hours to groom a typical medium sized hairy dog and groomers would usually get a bath for the pets. If the pet is infected with fleas, then the duration will be longer to remove the fleas and cost of the grooming session will go up.

How to find Pet Groomers?

For the benefit of your pets, we recommend you get a groomer with some years of experience even if you choose not to engage our groomers.

At Zippy Pet Services, we strive to adhere to your specific needs on grooming your pets. You would need to inform us, as you would do so to a professional groomer so that we could get you the most appropriate groomer.

We provide you with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. If you face any issues, we will conduct an investigation and resolve the issues.


I asked the concierge for help in getting a 14-day home stay pet sitting. They got me a package, which includes 2-way trip and a bath for my dog.. It was just what I needed and I am also thankful for a friend who recommended me to Zippy Pet Services. 
Johnny Tan

I had an eight-day pet hotel stay for my Chow Chow. It was great and a relief to me. They provided a air condition individual dog-house with , 2 way transport and even a micro-bubble spa. My dog seem to be extra happy when I came back from my trip. 
Marilyn Guo

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Although Zippy Pet Services is quite new in the market but their network is really great. I had a grooming package for my Shih Tzu and they did a great job in the haircut including cutting of nails (which I hate), cleaning of ears and others. I was impressed by the dog groomer. 
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