The Philosophy of a Holistic Pet Spa

A holistic grooming spa is a wonderful alternative to conventional grooming salons because it is dedicated to the special needs of your pet. Spas put the “care” back in pet care. This means your pet is in sight of the caregiver at all times, is offered water and walks during his stay, and is not allowed to become stressed. Pets are “fluff” dried by hand; if cage drying must be used it is only for a brief period and under close observation. There is a high standard of care, and a low pet-to-person ratio

But the objective of the holistic spa goes far beyond “just” providing top-quality grooming and styling services. It exists primarily to treat your pet as an individual– like you. Holistic pet spas look at the whole dog– beyond the hair– and stress the importance of building a relationship with your pet in a safe and comfortable environment. For instance, aromatherapy and flower essences, both of which help allay anxiety and fear, may be used during the course of a grooming. Natural shampoos and conditioners address a wide variety of skin and coat types. Chemical flea treatments are not used, and gentle, massage techniques are employed while administering warm baths. Finally, your groomer is happy to refer you and your pet to both holistic and conventional pet care practitioners, such as behaviorists, veterinarians, acupuncturists and even animal communicators

Visit a holistic pet spa near you and see for yourself. Your pet will love you for it!

Compliments of Cassandra Kraham, owner of Paws of Enchantment located at 117 Carroll Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Phone: 202-291-2220. See our ad on next page.

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