Frugality can be a good quality when handled properly, and saving up your money for a rainy day is admirable. But being frugal doesn't mean shunning all nice things, including services for your pet. Being frugal means you're using money wisely and balancing quality, price, and cost efficiency — not avoiding all spending completely. It may be possible to clean and groom your pet yourself if you have to save money, but if you're just trying to handle money well, those professional pet services are definitely a better deal.
It Gives You a Break
First, leaving your pet with groomers gives you a break — yes, you love your pet, but sometimes you need to be able to run errands without worrying about your pet being left at home alone, or worrying about whether your pet will be OK tied to a post outside a store. Your pet will be at the pet care place, and you can take care of shopping or other appointments in the meantime. It's a good way to combine tasks.
Your Pet Gets Used to Other People
If you've got a pet that is skittish about other people, the pet care place could be a great training grounds. Obviously, don't leave your pet there if it is aggressive against other people; you don't want to harm the workers. But if you've got a rescue pet who needs to learn to be more social and who has been warming up to others, the pet care place could be another area where you can see if your pet is finally becoming comfortable with strange people who you deem friends.
The Results Are More Polished
Unless you've got a lot of pet grooming experience and your pet is very calm and obedient, any grooming or other cosmetic care you give your pet (nail clipping and so on) is going to look just shy of polished. It's like cutting your own hair compared to going to a stylist. Even a basic cut that you do yourself is likely to be a little uneven if you look closely enough. A professional pet care service can groom and care for your pet so that everything looks neat and polished.
Certainly, you can go for a combination, handling some of the care yourself while letting the pet service handle the rest. But don't assume that you and your pet have to go without the occasional professional pampering. Arrange for periodic appointments to give your pet a nice day and a nice look. Find more info here.