Pet Owner Advice

 


A grooming treatment normally includes:

  • pre-grooming consultation and basic health check

  • trimming nails, cleaning the ears

  • bathing, conditioning, drying your pet

  • brushing out any small tangles

  • styling, scissoring or clipping to breed standard

In-between professional grooms you will need to maintain your pet's coat by brushing and combing on a weekly basis.

Ask you groomer for advice to keep your pet feeling good and his/her coat in optimum condition.

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April 22, 2018
The benefits of regular grooming

Why should you groom your pet at home – weekly? It is a pet owner’s responsibility to maintain good skin and coat condition for their pet. This includes regular brushing and combing. The comb should run freely through the coat. Regular grooming promotes good health by: Stimulating the skin and promoting g...

April 22, 2018
Anal glands

Dogs have Anal glands which are scenting glands, the two small pouches are on either side of their anus. They make a smelly, oily, brown fluid that dogs use to identify each other and mark their territory. It’s why they often sniff each other’s behinds. Anal sac disease begins as an uncomfortable impaction and can pro...

April 22, 2018
Ear Infection

Any smell or discharge coming from your dogs ears is not normal. Pull your dogs ears back and look regularly for anything abnormal. Smell could be bacterial, fungal or ear mites. Consult your vet for treatment or speak to your groomer.

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April 22, 2018
Lumps and warts

Warts usually occur on the ageing skin of older dogs — as if the loss of hair and muscle strength weren’t enough for them to deal with! They can also be more of a problem in breeds that need to be groomed (clippers may cut the wart and cause bleeding). Dog warts can also trigger an ‘itch’ response, making the dog l...

April 22, 2018
Ticks

Ticks can be seen easily in your pets coat. They look like small spider-like, egg shaped creepy crawlies. They can attach anywhere on your pets skin. Ticks are usually picked up in woodland, grassland or in your garden. You will need to remove the tick with a tick remover and can use tick repellants to avoid you...

April 22, 2018
Lice

Lice are parasites that live on the skin of an affected dog. They are actually a small insect that feeds by chewing on the skin of the dog or by sucking the blood, depending on the type of louse. Both types of lice can be passed directly from one dog to another through direct contact or through contact with contami...

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April 22, 2018
Matted coat

Matted fur can pull on your pets skin and damage it. It can pull the hair out by the roots and pull on the skin which will be uncomfortable for your pet. The skin is the biggest organ in your dog’s body and can have reduced function because of the matting. Matting in your pets fur can uncover hidden ailments....

April 22, 2018
Fleas

You may see fleas in your pets coat or what looks like black grit (flea dirt). Fleas can usually be found around the base of the tail or on the tummy. Fleas can be picked up in the garden, on a walk or in the park as well as from other pets. You will need to use a flea repellent to avoid your pet attracting flea...

April 22, 2018
Grass seeds

Dogs with injuries caused by grass seeds is an extremely common seasonal problem. Breeds with hairy ears and hairy feet are more at risk if walked in meadows or woodlands where these grasses commonly grow in abundance. The common occurrence of problems caused by grass seeds is mainly down to their minute shape coup...

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April 22, 2018
Overgrown nails

Your pet.s nails should be quite short and not be curling under the foot when standing upright. If they curl under, the dogs nails need to be clipped. The dogs nail contains a blood vessel and nerve (quick) which can grow long as the nails grow. This can sometimes make it difficult to clip the nails without making ...

April 22, 2018
Skin conditions

Although most skin problems are not emergencies, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis so the condition can be treated. See your veterinarian if your dog is scratching or licking excessively, or if you notice any changes in your pet’s coat or skin, including scaling, redness, discolouration, or bald patches....

April 22, 2018
Bad breath

Most often, canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease, and certain dogs — particularly small ones — are especially prone to plaque and tartar. However, persistent bad breath can also indicate larger medical problems in the mouth, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, or internal organs. Open your d...