Viewing entries posted in April 2012
First, how long has the manufacturer been in business and how much thought has been put into the lay out? I’m not saying always go with the company who has been in business the longest, but it stands to reason that the newest guy in the industry is still fine-tuning his product and the guy who’s been doing it longest has a lot of experience, but may not be as innovative. It’s important to ask who designed the interior lay out? Did they at least have the input of a groomer or is the inside based off an experienced groomer who knows time is money and an ideal layout equals profitability.
In the April Issue of Veterinary Economics, Gary Glassman, CPA says about Boarding & Grooming “Every square foot of your hospital, if not used for storage, needs to produce income. From a financial standpoint, boarding makes great sense. The most profitable veterinary practices I work with are those that offer significant boarding and grooming.
Our Hydraulic Bathing tub is an ideal design for groomers looking for a lifting or elevating tub. A lot of groomers are owner operators which means at the end of the day, you are your business so your longevity is of the utmost importance. For this reason there has been a recent movement to educate groomers on ergonomics and proper body mechanics. Most pet bathing tub manufacturers today offer a bathing tub with a ramp or walk-up stairs to alleviate the back strain that comes with lifting dogs in and out of the bathing tub. Taking it a step further, we’ve designed a lifting bathing tub. The most important feature of our design is that it lowers to 8” off the ground, that’s lower than any other designs we’ve researched. It has a hand held remote for lowering and raising and a leash rail that allows you to attach a leash and move the dog around without hooking and unhooking in multiple locations. High back and side splashes will keep the water inside the tub and off of your surrounding walls. The tub is constructed of 16ga stainless, which is truly heavy duty. When comparing the gauge of stainless please note that the lower the gauge the heavier the stainless, i.e. 16 is heavier than 18. When you’re considering purchasing a bathing tub, it’s important to compare manufacturers not only by price but by product. Determine which factors are important and how often you use the piece of equipment each day. If a tub doesn’t lower enough, you may still have to perform some sort of lifting. I’ve compiled a list of great questions we’ve gotten over the years that may be helpful for you to ask as well: