Barbara Bird, Author

  • Barbara Bird, aka BBird, has been grooming since 1971 and opened Transformation Pet Center in Tucson, Arizona in 1977. In the salon, BBird specializes in Bichons and scissored trims, hand stripping of Terriers, and cat grooming. She has been writing and speaking to groomers for over a decade, and received the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award as Grooming Journalist of the Year for 2006 and 2007. A regular contributor to Pet Age magazine, Barbara also writes for The Bichon Frise Reporter. She has authored and self-published three books, including Beyond Suds and Scent - Understanding Pet Shampoos and Conditioners. She has also developed a line of aromatherapy products, The Scented Groomer, and conducts online extended education classes at

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November 20, 2011


Colleen Zuber

That was really informative. I have the SAV UR FUR system which cyphens shampoo and conditioner up through the water hose. I purchased a bottle of white vinegar just the past week thinking it would be a good idea to flush it out. I was thinking weekly but I will do it daily now. Thanks for the most helpful information.


Fabulous information!

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