The Zoomin Groomin® experience is unique from the very start in that traditional dog groomers attempt to clean the pets from the top down, meaning from the fur, or hair, down to the skin. At Zoomin Groomin® we do things differently and it makes a BIG difference.
How we Help
We use a virtually waterless system to groom our animals. The technology we use is a completely different way of looking at the issue of dirt on an animal, and how to get that dirt out. Traditional methods of cleaning animals involve vigorously shampooing from the top to get at the dirt resting on the skin. In fact, most of the dirt is resting on the skin--so why do we try to get at it from the top? The ZipWash method that we use overcomes the natural resistance of animal hair to repel moisture by utilizing comb-like nozzles that comb through the coat and reach the skin, while the pressurized cleansing solution is sprayed onto the skin. The spray action washes the skin of the animal first, pushing the dirt up and into the vacuum force of the wand, and then washes the animals coat as the solution is being vacuumed up the wand.
The massaging action of our process not only flushes the dirt off the animals skin, but also massages the hair follicles and stimulates the release of fresh oils that protect the hair. Once these oils come out there will no longer be dirt blocking the path of the oils, so that they can travel the length of the hair and improve the finish and performance of the coat. In addition to the highly effective cleaning benefits of our methods, the vacuuming action pulls the majority of the water from the coat, thus leaving the animal only damp to the touch. This substantially speeds up drying times so your pet is groomed faster, alleviating stress.
Our Responsible Methods
Did we mention that there is HUGE water savings?
- Environmental Benefits, by Drastically reducing Water Consumption—An average sized animal can be cleaned with approximately 1.5 gallons of water. Compare this to a running hose that puts out an average of 5 gallons of water a minute and you'll realize how much water you will save. Saving up to 90% on water usage not only reduces the mess but greatly reduces the load on wells, rain water tanks and septic systems.
- A Reduction in Skin Conditions—Dirt on your animals skin is the breeding ground for many skin problems, such as fungal infections like rain scald, ring worm, yeast and so on. Being able to keep your animals coat clean all year round, right down to the skin, will help prevent these bacterial and fungal conditions from taking hold.
- Improved Winter Protection from Cold—An animals hair insulates by trapping air between the shafts of hair. The more dirt that is in the animals coat, the less air the coat can trap which can reduce the insulating value. Keeping your animals coat clean all year round helps keep them warm and cozy.
- Comfort—For both animal (to which the process is much like a back rub) and the groomer (who stays virtually dry), our system turns an arduous task into a much more enjoyable one.