PROPER USE OF HIGH VELOCITY DRYERS

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PET | ANIMAL DIVISION

Author Rose Heisel, Grooming Solutions

Today, high velocity dryers are a staple in any grooming salon or home to dry pets.  With new technology, high velocity (also called forced air dryers) offer variable speed controls that allow extremely gentle to super powerful airflow.  The lowest air setting is recommended when using the dryer on pets with skin issues, cats, or young puppies.  Adjusting the dryer to a low airflow is also advised when using around the ears, face, feet and other sensitive areas of a pet.  However, there is nothing like a powerful force dryer on high to loosen shedding undercoat, blow off dirt and debris, blast off water, and quickly dry large pets.  A high velocity dryer can straighten and fluff a curly coated dog as well as help separate matted areas.  Separating the coat with a high velocity dryer helps to note any warts, skin issues, ticks, fleas, cuts or abrasions before the grooming.  High velocity dryers are a must by the tub area and at each grooming station.

Helpful hint:  Today, most high velocity dryers are quieter than the older versions.  However, if a pet is noise sensitive a suggestion is to use cotton in each ear to muffle the dryer sound.

Rose has owned and operated 12 grooming salons. She has shown top show dogs and bred many champion litters