How often should I get my dog groomed?
Every dog is different;
however most long haired breeds are groomed every 6 - 8 weeks. This can vary
depending on how well maintained you keep your pet.
We do recommend that every
dog is groomed at least 3 times a year.This allows your pet to get
a regular brush and keep out all unwanted pests.
Do you offer a collection and delivery service?
Yes, we have a van that has
crates in the back of it to keep the dogs separated. This service is free to
local areas. There is a small surcharge to other areas. Please contact us for
How often should I wash my dog?
If your pet is groomed on a
regular basis, then we suggest you leave the washing in the hands of your
groomer. However if your pet is dirty and it is necessary to wash him/her at
home, we highly recommend that you wash them no more than every 4 weeks as
washing too often can eliminate their natural waterproofing agents and oils,
and may leave their skin dry and damaged.
How often should I brush my dog?
If you have just got a new
puppy regular soft brushing is advised, this will get your new puppy use to the
brush and grooming procedure, increasing the bond between you and your pet.
If you have a long haired
dog or curly coated dog daily brushing is advised, however twice a week, will
keep your pet in good order and prevent any mats from forming. You should use a
bristle brush for long coats or a hand glove for a shorter one.
My dog is shedding lots of hair, is this normal?
Your dog loses their hair
all year round but shedding occurs in spring and they also gain a heavier coat
in autumn. When there is a big
temperature change from day to day shedding also occurs, therefore a
professional grooming is recommended at these times.
Do you clean teeth?
Cleaning teeth is a
veterinary procedure and most dogs need heavy sedation in order to carry out
such a task. We do check all our client's teeth and if they need attention we
will inform you.
How do I get rid of fleas?
f your dog has fleas, they
will automatically get a full flea treatment bath and a brush with a flea comb.
However that will only treat the fleas on your pet. We would recommend you
treat the environment with a household flea spray, wash all bedding at a high
temperature and arrange an appointment with your local vet, who will advise you
in cases off any future infestation. It is best to have a flea treatment
program in place where your dog is treated with a topical solution (frontline,
etc.) every three months.
What are dew claws?
A Dew claw is the nail that
grows high up on the inside of the paw. They are most commonly found on the
front paws but they can also grow on the hind legs. They grow a lot quicker
than other nails, as they are not being worn down by walking. Regular attention
should be paid to these nails as they can grow into the paw becoming embedded,
and may cause your pet a lot of pain and discomfort.