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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How often should I have my dog groomed?

PIC - Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

This depends on three things: type of breed, activity of the dog and what level of cleanliness the owner can tolerate for the pet. A general rule of thumb is 4-6 weeks. A short, flat coated such as a lab or boxer can go a month or longer than a shitzu or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier whose fur needs a lot more brushing and maintenance. These types of dogs should be groomed every 4-6 weeks to prevent matting or else the grooming becomes more difficult. In general, longer hair dogs should be brushed on a regular basis in between grooming appointments. Keep in mind all dogs no matter what breed, should be groomed on a regular basis to maintain healthy skin and coat. 

Is there anything for dogs with dry skin and dandruff?

K9 Dandruff

K9 Dandruff

Luckily, with so many great products out there for dogs, problems with irritated skin and dandruff can be treated successfully in the salon. Lack of proper nutrition or allergies can be the source of this problem. See your veterinarian if symptoms worsen or do not improve. 

 

 

 

Some long-haired breeds may require daily brushing.

Some long-haired breeds may require daily brushing.

No matter how often I brush my dog, he still gets knots and is matted. What am I doing wrong?

At home brushing usually only gets the top layer of the coat and does not get through to the undercoat and mats unless you thoroughly brush and comb the hair all the way through. I will be happy to show you the proper brushing and combing techniques with the correct tools for you to use at home. 

 

I am afraid of leaving my pet with the groomer. Will my pet be safe from other animals?

I certainly identify with the fears of leaving “your baby” with a stranger for any given minute. It is important for the client to feel good about handing over their pet to the groomer with confidence. Proper grooming techniques are always introduced with a gentle and sensitive approach which I believe and abide by.  Every pet is kept in a separate cage which is thoroughly cleaned daily. We also do our best to guarantee minimal cage time for every animal. Your pet will enter the salon avoiding any confrontation with other pets to ensure their safety. 

When should I get my new puppy groomed?

Wet chocolate havanese puppy after bath

Puppy Bath Time

I recommend grooming your puppy after he has received all his vaccinations usually at around 3-4 months old. Early introduction to grooming will help your dog become accustom to the grooming process which will alleviate any anxiety they may have. We strive to see that puppies have a great experience the very first time they are groomed. We want them to feel at ease when they go to the groomers to prevent any unnecessary stress. We suggest that you play with your puppies paws and face as much as possible. This will help with our grooming process.