Dog grooming is an essential business!

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Governor Tom Wolfs “stay-at-home” order has a list that states what travel is allowable and what is considered essential tasks. It is quoted as saying:

“Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets)”

His order states that Veterinarians and Pet supply stores are essential businesses. I AGREE! This order does NOT, however, include Pet Groomers.

Below are excerpts from the ASPCA, AKC, and VetMD websites. If we pet owners and lovers don't band together to get this changed, the vets will be overwhelmed and people will be struggling to pay vet bills.

*Vet fees are much more expensive than grooming fees* YOUR SIGNATURE MATTERS!

Grooming maintains a healthy coat and skin. Regular nail trims not only help keep the nails short but helps reinforce healthy foot structure and posture, and reduces the risk of infection. Your pet will look and smell great. Regular visits may result in early detection of issues with ears, skin, teeth and more.

Grooming is about maintaining both your dog's physical health as well as her appearance.

Brushing, for example, is beneficial for all kinds of dogs no matter what breed they are, helping to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps to bring out the natural oils in the dog's fur. 

PER ASPCA : But for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences. ... Severe hair mats can grow so tightly that they can restrict or cut off blood circulation, which can eventually require amputation.