Grooming

Regular grooming can prevent problems like excessive shedding, skin and paw disorders, matting, and bad breath, as well as help identify other problems that might go unnoticed without extra attention. All dogs need grooming, however some dogs need more grooming than others.

Dog hair grows and dies just as human hair does. Some dogs — particularly hard-coated terriers and Poodles — hang on to their dead hair, thus requiring special grooming to remove it. Other dogs give it up quite readily, all over the house. Double-coated dogs generally drop their soft undercoats twice a year and lose their guard hairs once a year, although some individual dogs might shed constantly or only every 10-12 months. Shedding can take anywhere from three weeks to two months. A warm bath helps accelerate the process and daily (or twice-daily) grooming can help control clouds of hair that scurry into corners and under furniture.

Shedding is controlled by hormonal changes that are tied to photoperiod (day length) and is influenced by level of nutrition and general state of health. In addition to natural biennial shedding, a dog may drop its coat after surgery, x-rays under anesthesia, and whelping puppies.

Healthy skin is necessdary for a well-groomed dog.  Healthy skin starts with a good diet. The rule of thumb is:  if your dog does well on the food you buy, if his skin and coat are healthy, if he has energy and enjoys life, if he is maintaining his optimum weight, if his intestines are working well, if the food is highly digestible and thus leaves little manure to clean up, keep him on the food you're using. But if the dog's energy level is low, his coat is dull, or his skin dry and itchy or sore, or if a vet check shows no thyroid or other medical condition to account for the anomalies, consider switching his diet or supplementing his food with fatty acids.

Grooming services we perform:

  • Nail Trimming
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Bathing
  • Hand Brushing
  • Haircut / Trim
  • Clipping
  • Toothbrushing
  • Anal Glands

We love pets and are certain your dog will leave our Salon happy, healthy, and looking and smelling great!

Grooming prices vary depending upon your pet’s breed, personality, condition of the coat/skin, or if fleas/ticks are present. Pets may only be dropped off or picked up by appointment.  We require all pets to have appropriate vaccinations. Please understand this is to help ensure the health of YOUR beloved pet.

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