Price goes down as industrialization goes up.
It’s efficiencies created by use of machinery.
The goal is lower cost, higher volume.
I think this is the model that grooming salons are attempting to follow.
Walk into a busy multi-groomer salon. Close your eyes. You may feel you’ve entered a small factory.
Unless they’ve made an effort to separate the drying area from the grooming area, it’s harshly noisy.
Instead of grooming 4 pets a day, they can groom 7 pets.
Are they doing it with love and care? Yes, I’d say most groomers truly care. Yet the atmosphere is rough on pets.
There’s always a trade-off between industrialization and personal experience.
Factory farming is efficient. It brings food to millions of people. It’s a solution. At the same time, the hierarchy of factory farming places an animal’s experience at a lower level than efficiency & volume.
I don’t use high-velocity dryers. I don’t think NYC cat owners want an industrial experience.