A grooming box is a container where dog owners keep supplies used to care for their pets. Most often, these boxes are kept in association with dogs, cats, or horses, although a pet owner can fill a grooming box with accessories for just about any pet. The boxes can vary in size and type and are made of a variety of materials.
Part of responsible pet ownership involves regular grooming. Often, pet owners skip the grooming routine because the accessories they need are lost, out of reach, or scattered in different places. A grooming box is designed to solve this problem by keeping all the grooming tools and accessories in one place.
Most grooming boxes are portable and easy to carry. They vary in size depending on the pet owner’s special needs and the size of the pet. A care box can be made of a variety of materials, including wood, plastic or metal. The interior of the box is usually divided, with various sections set aside to house special grooming items. Inside, the box can be lined with a softer, field-like material to keep a groomer’s tool from getting damaged when the box is moved or raised.
Usually, a grooming box has a closed lid that locks for safety. Some may open from the top, while other, larger styles will open on the side. Either way, the finishes are designed to keep tools from falling out when the box is moved. Some styles, especially those made for larger animals, such as horses, have an open top, much like a bucket with different compartments, so larger supplies can be easily incorporated.
The most common type of grooming boxes are those designed to carry supplies for dogs, cats, or horses. Usually, if the grooming box is used for a dog or cat, a person can wrap it with items such as a soft brush, a steel brush, and nail scissors. He or she may also include specialized items such as a fine-tooth comb for long-haired dogs and cats or saline eye drops for breeds that have eye discharge problems. These types of boxes are usually made of hard plastic or metal, with locking lids or sides to hold all supplies neatly in place.
Horse grooming boxes are usually larger than those used for dogs or cats. These boxes are designed to hold larger and wider range of tools, including three types of body brushes, a hoof scraper, and a curry comb. Specialty items, such as swollen sealant spray, sponges, and tack cloths, may also be included. Many horse grooming boxes are an open-top type and are made of wood or solid plastic. Some closed lid grooming boxes for horses are in the form of a stepping stool and can be used to help the dog hairdresser reach the top of Horsea’s body.
- Nail clippers are often kept in a cat or dog grooming box.
- A horse grooming box contains a hoof scraper, among other items.