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Frequently Asked Questions

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What's included in a full groom?

A standard Full groom includes . . . * A BATH with high quality shampoo & conditioner (Specialty skin & hair products also available) & Anal glands expression. * Thorough BRUSH & COMB out. * Full body hair CLIPPING. *NAIL TRIMMING (rounding the nails out with a buffer is extra). *EAR CLEANING (hair removal)

How often does a dog need to be professionally groomed?

*Guidelines for how often different breeds should be groomed: Dogs with long, thick fur: May need to be groomed every 4–6 weeks Short or fine hair: May only need to go every 8–12 weeks Double coated dogs: May need to be groomed every 3 weeks.

Matts trap dirt and debris, cause irritation, itching, pulls on skin, causes painfull bruising, creates sores, infections and serious health complications, including fleas, ticks, and maggots. Cuts off circulation to folicles, causing ear hematomas, permanent bald spots, texture and color changes. Can restrict blood to the feet, ears, and tail, causing severe wounds, overheating in summer or contract frostbite in the winter. Never bathe a matted dog as this will only cause to make them worse.


How often should a dogs' nails be clipped?

As nail grow the quick (blood supply) continues to lengthen. If left too long nails will break, are painful and may cause difficulty with mobility. Longer nails require multiple trims over several months to trim back to a healthy length.

How do you know when a dogs' anal glands need to be expressed?

Impacted anal glands, here are some signs that your dog may need their anal glands expressed: Dragging or scooting their posterior on the ground Licking or biting their anal area. Having difficulty sitting or standing Tail chasing Swollen and/or red glands If your dog has issues with anal gland infections, impaction, or abscessation, it's usually best to have their glands expressed every 3-4 weeks. Some dog breeds, especially small breeds, are more likely to need monthly, manual expression of their glands.

IS IT BETTER TO CUT A DOGS COAT WET OR DRY? Let your dog fully dry or blow dry his hair before you cut it. Like human hair, dog hair shrinks up when it dries. If you cut your pup's hair while it's wet, you could end up cutting his hair too short, which could leave him exposed to the cold or the sun (or he could end up with an uneven haircut).

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