Best Dog & Cat Blow Drying Service In Metro Detroit
After washing your pet, it’s natural that you’ll try to dry them off.
You can use a towel or let your dog or cat air dry -- but a professional-grade hair dryer will complete the job in the shortest time with the least fuss.
Scrubbers’ single- and double-motor blow dryers are designed for professional style grooming. Each industrial-strength dryer has a powerful airflow that dries quickly and thoroughly, saving you time and money.
Single Motor Blow Dry & Double-Motor Blow Dry For Dogs & Cats
Option A: Single Motor Blow (Price: $2.50): Forced air for 15 minutes (1048 watts; 130 cfm air flow)
Option B: Double Motor Blow (Price: $4.00): Forced air for 15 minutes (2098 watts; 245 cfm air flow)
The CFM rating tells you the number of cubic feet of air that the dryer will push out per minute. The CFM can be found on the outside of the dryer box or in the online listing materials. You’ll want a high CFW, especially if you plan on grooming a dog with a thicker or longer coat.
If you have a dog with a thick double coat, like a Collie or a Samoyed, you will likely need a stronger dryer than if you have a close-cropped Pit Bull. A strong airflow will also help to get rid of loose hairs, which can be especially handy during shedding season.
Why Should I Blow Dry My Dog At Scrubbers?
Scrubbers’ state-of-the-art blow dryers use sheer force to remove water from your pet’s coat. Placing the nozzle close to your pet’s skin will allow the air to push the water off and away.
Our industrial-strength dryers may sound like a lot to handle, but they do not use a heating element, which takes some of the challenge away. This is a good choice if you want the quickest option without the risk of burning.
Scrubbers’ professional-grade force dryers are designed to use air that is cool enough to keep your pet comfortable. Our dryers blast water off your pet’s coat, and are helpful in blasting shedding hair. They’re also great for straightening your pet’s hair.
The blow-drying process is also a good time for a pet owner or groomer to keep a look out for any skin rashes or other problems that are visible with the undercoat pushed aside. If something looks suspicious or concerning, please consult your veterinarian.
It’s crucial to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible while grooming. This will prevent any anxiety, stress or harm to him.
At Scrubbers, we use dryers that ensure a dog's comfort and well-being as he is pampered. Using a drying unit on a dog's coat can improve his appearance and keep his coat shiny for days to come.
Professional Blow Dryer vs. Human Hair Dryer
Not all pets like the blow dryer. Truth be told, many pets -- both dogs and cats -- are afraid of the noise. You can dry your pet in just a few minutes with Scrubbers’ blow dryers, as compared to hour-plus with a human hair dryer.
You can use a human hair dryer on your dog. However, If you opt to go that route, please be aware you run a higher risk of exposing your dog to heat and causing burns. If you use a human hair dryer, keep the nozzle of the dryer at least a few inches from your pet’s skin.
Dogs have a naturally higher body temperature than we do, so blow-drying your pup with warm air on a human hair dryer can cause your dog to overheat. It can also dry out your dog’s skin and cause painful rashes.
How To Blow Dry Your Dog
1 Maintain a safe distance between your pet and the dryer. It’s important to keep the nozzle at least six inches away from your pet’s fur. It’s also important to keep the nozzle constantly moving to help avoid concentrating the air in a single location for an extended period of time.
2 Start by blow drying the hind area. The downside to professional-grade force dryers is that they can oftentimes be loud. One way to go about this inconvenience is to start on your pet’s behind, which will help provide soothing relief and create a sense of relaxation. Bursts of air to the face can startle even the calmest dog, so aim the dryer toward the rear of your dog. This feeling is less scary and can almost resemble a relaxing massage, if done carefully and calmly.
3 Stay in motion. Make progress drying your dog from the hind quarters and moving up toward the neck and face area. Keep your dryer nozzle in constant motion so that you avoid concentrating hot or cool air in any one spot. Staying moving will also allow you to fluff up the fur, speeding up the drying process as well.
4 Go slow. Your pet may be feeling anxious or uncomfortable, so it may be wise to introduce the dryer and allow your dog to sniff it before turning it on. Your pet may also be spooked by the noise generated by the blower, so feel free to turn it on without necessarily using it on your pet. Once your pet appears to be familiar with the dryer, you can begin the process of drying his/her coat.
5 Skim your hands through the fur. Start by moving your hands against the grain of the fur as this will help to expose the undercoat for drying. Keep one hand free to comb through the hair as the other one guides the nozzle. When you are almost finished drying do a quick once over with your hands combing with the grain to smooth down the fur. You will also want to use your free hand to guide long hair in the direction of the air flow. This will prevent the hair from spinning around and creating heavy whip knots.
Our blow dryers are ideal to use if you plan to cut your dog’s hair afterwards, because the force of the air removes kinks from a coat, leaving it straight and ready to cut. Excess shedding hair is also blown away.
Please note: We will not do excessive de-matting. We will require your consent to shave your dogs. Also, please give our groomers at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation or rescheduling, so we can accommodate other customers. Same day cancellations or “no shows” are subject to a $25 cancellation fee applied to the next groom.
Should I Use Warm or Cold Air When Blow Drying My Pet?
Generally speaking, it’s best to start the blow-drying process at a warm setting and monitor your pet’s reaction. If needed, you can always turn it down to cool.
As for the speed, it is best to begin at a slow speed and build up after a few seconds time. Again, this is dependent on how your dog reacts, because every pet is different -- not only in coat type, but also in their demeanor.
Interested in blow drying your dog or cat? Give us a call to find out our availability. Walk-in visits are welcomed, and weekend and evening appointments are available.