|I have good news
and I have bad news.
The good news is that dog owners are starting to get the message that oral hygiene is very important. The bad news? Well the bad news is that they're expecting you to do all the work.
Brushing a dog's teeth is not usually a pleasant experience but there's a new product out there that can make it easier both on the dog and the groomer. It's a Probiotic Anti Plaque Spray that you spray into the dogs mouth once or twice a day that helps to reduce plaque.
You have probably already heard of Probiotics; live beneficial bacteria that are introduced into the body for improved health. They are particularly effective when it comes to oral health.
What does this
Well for a start plaque is an accumulation of bad bacteria that attaches to the tooth and promotes decay, (See where we're going with this?) It stands to reason that if you can reduce the bad bacteria you can reduce plaque and in one fell swoop reduce the amount of time, effort and energy it takes to clean a dog's teeth.
But wait there's more
The American Veterinary Dental Society found that 80 percent of dogs have periodontal disease before the age of 3… a condition that carries a lot of serious health risks. Without brushing, the plaque that builds up on a dog's teeth, can break off and be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to blocked arteries, heart disease and kidney problems. (read more)
Don't take our word for it read what one customer had to say about Probiotic Anti-Plaque Spray
Probiotic Anti-Plaque Spray | $10.49
Oh and one more thing
If you haven't included teeth cleaning in your list of services you should, it's a great way to increase profits and help your clients improve their dog's oral hygiene and overall health.
Spraying the probiotic into the dog's mouth once per grooming will certainly help, however you will want to encourage your customers to use the spray at home themselves. They should use the spray once or twice a day, and while you're upselling a bottle of the Probiotic spray why not introduce them to the idea of regular brushing with a KIssable Combo. It's a quick, convenient way to get your customers started on a path to good oral hygiene.