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Grooming Tips

Make sure your pet is thoroughly brushed before bathing them or taking them for a swim.  Matts and tangles worsen and tighten after pet dries.

Avoid feeding your pet before grooming.  This may lead to upset stomach, vomiting, and/or loose stool.

Brush and bath your pet often at home and socialize them to get them used to being handled and therefore easier and more comfortable to be groomed.

Take your pet potty before getting groomed.  Imagine getting your hair cut or nails done when you are holding your pee or poo.

Brush your pets teeth daily with a pet-safe toothpaste and brush to prevent dental diseases.  Pets love the poultry and beef flavored kind.

Questions & Answers

Q: Should you schedule an appointment for grooming?

A: It is always best to schedule an appointment in advance in ensure a grooming slot for your dogs especially on Fridays and Saturdays, and before holidays.  However we do our best to accomodate everyone and accept walk-ins as space permits.

Q: How long does a typical groom take?

A: A typical groom takes about 3-5 hours with an appointment.  Express grooms are available (1-2 hours) for $20 with appointment.  Allow extra time for walk-ins/same day appointments, hard to handle, elderly dogs, Saturdays, and before major holidays.  Please mention any health or behavioral problems when scheduling appointment.  We will make every effort available to have your pet ready to pick-up at the scheduled time. Due to the nature of working with live animals, things don’t always go as scheduled. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Q: How often should you get your dog groomed?

A: Typically most breeds needs to be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.

Q: How often can you bathe or get your dog bathed?
A: At most once a week or at least every 4 to 6 weeks.

Q: What can you do at home in between grooms to keep your dog healthy?

A: Regular brushing and combing is required on many breeds either once daily or weekly to avoid matting or tangling.  You may also bath, condition, clean ears, remove any tear stains, and brush teeth.

Q: What are some tips for bathing/grooming your dog at home?

A: Always brush and detangle/dematt before bathing.  Getting a dog wet will worsen any tangling or matting.

Q: Why does your dog's hair cut cost more than yours? ;)

A: Top Ten Reasons Why Your Dog’s Haircut Costs More Than Yours: 

#10. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.

#9. You don’t go for eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.

#8. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a sanitary trim.

#7. Your hairdresser doesn’t have to clean your ears.

#6. You hairdresser doesn’t have to remove the boogies from your eyes.

#5. You sit still for your hairdresser.

#4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.

#3. Your hairdresser only washes the hair on your head.

#2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.

And the #1 reason why your dog’s haircut cost more than yours…..

#1. The likelihood of you pooping or peeing while your hair is being cut is slim..