Pet groomer's TikToks share industry secrets owners need to know

Vanessa De Prophetis has been a pet groomer in Ontario, Canada for years . and started sharing the ins and outs of her profession on TikTok in April. Her uploads vary from grooming tips — start brushing from the bottom of the dog’s legs and move up —. to advice on how to train your dogs to being crate-friendly and understanding the bond groomers share with pets. De Prophetis revealed that there’s also a sad side to pet grooming. According to her most viral TikTok, which clocks in at more than 2.5 million views, there’s such a thing as an “end of life” groom. “When you ask us to give your pet an end-of-life groom, we always say yes but we want to say no,” De Prophetis says in the TikTok. “[It’s] not a spa day for your pet … it is physically exhausting for them”. “I wish more people understood this,” a TikTok follower commented. “I’ve had to do it and cried the whole time. It’s too much for them”