How often should my dog be groomed?

Typically it is good to say six to eight weeks. Regular visits can help reduce skin allergies and rehydrate the skin to reduce doggie dandruff. Unlike humans who breathe in allergens, dogs also absorb them through their skin. Sand, dirt, and oil also build up in the coat which causes odor and can collect on furniture and carpets in the home. You may always pre-book your next appointment when you pick up your dog. That way you will not need to worry about forgetting until things get really bad, or not getting the day and time you like best.

How can I prevent my dog from getting matted?

Routine brushing is very important for long haired dogs. If mattes do occur though, teasing with a slicker brush and then going over afterwards with a bristle brush is often enough to remove them. Sometimes however with severe matting it’s necessary and best to simply cut the hair

My dog is matted. Will his/her hair have to be cut very short?

We will do our best to keep the hair as close as possible to the desired length first. Unfortunately, trying to comb out mats is painful for the dog and can be dangerous. If the mats are tight, the safest and most comfortable option for the dog is to cut the hair short.

How often should I brush my dog?

This is heavily dependent on the type of coat of your dog. Short haired dogs (E.g. Boston Terriers, Beagles, Chihuahuas, etc.) can be brushed weekly. Long haired dogs (E.g. Yorkshire Terriers, Collie, Gold Retriever, etc.) require brushing daily to prevent tangles and matting.

How long does the grooming process take?

There’s no exact answer to this question. There are many factors, such as the size of the dog, type of coat, type of cut that’s being done, the level of cooperation, the last time he/she was groomed, etc. that play a role in how long the grooming process will take. A safe estimate however, is around 2 hours. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a more accurate time estimate based on you and your dog’s needs.

Importance of Flea and Tick Prevention

In dogs, fleas can transmit tapeworm, cause uncomfortable but non-threatening conditions like skin irritation, or induce fatal levels of anemia.

Like fleas, ticks also spread disease, and can infect a host with multiple diseases at the same time. These include things like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but ticks can also cause blood clotting through transmission of bacteria, as well as an allergic reaction to red meat, which is particularly dangerous to carnivores, like dogs and humans.

Dealing with a Flea Problem

Pet owners have many options for treating flea and tick issues. Topicals, collars, and powders are all viable options, with an owners own personal opinion often being the deciding factor. We offer solutions of all three types (See our Services page). While these cover the treating of your pet, it is necessary to treat your home as well. Vacuuming often and thoroughly, empty the bag/cleaning the container afterwards, sprinkling Borax on carpeting before vacuuming will help to remove fleas in the home. Don’t forget to clean your pets bedding, a sure place for fleas to make home.