Your pet will be styled by a trained groomer who will groom your pet in the style most suited to its breed. This will be done in full consultation with you prior to cutting so if you have your own preferred style or requirements these will be taken in to account.
The length of time it will take to groom your dog will depend on the breed and size of your dog, the condition of its coat, your requirements, the age of the dog and its temperament. While your pet is in our care, our main concern is for the welfare of your pet and to keep the groom stress free both for them and for us.
On your first visit we will spend a little time with you and your pet and take a few necessary details prior to the groom. This will include your contact details, your pet’s history, veterinary details and health and behavioural information. We will give your pet an examination and discuss the grooming requirements. We will keep this information on file so the next time you come we will have all the details we need.
We will begin with ear cleaning and nail clipping which is included in the price of the full groom. The only exception to the nail clipping is if your dog becomes distressed or aggressive during the clipping in which case you may have to take them to a vet to have them done. They will then receive a pre-groom, removing any matts and knots before they have their Hydro-bath. Please see our FAQ’s for more information about heavily matted dogs.
Hyrdo-surge bathing offers a deep clean that exceeds all other dog bathing systems. It loosens dead hair, dirt and grime and thoroughly penetrates the coat bringing oxygen to the skin leaving your dog cleaner and healthier. It therapeutically enhances the effectiveness of medicated shampoos and conditioners and is also an effective treatment for dry, flaking and irritated skin and increases circulation. Prior to bathing, we decide which shampoo and conditioner is required depending on your dog’s coat ie colour, condition and whether or not there are any skin problems or allergies. We stock a wide selection of shampoos to cater for all dogs and conditions. If you have a prescribed medicated shampoo we will be happy to use that but it must be accompanied by written instructions.
Once bathed your dog will be blow dried and styled according to our earlier discussions with you. Approximately twenty minutes before completion we will phone you to let you know that your pet is ready for collection.
To keep your scruffy little beggar clean, happy and matt free, we recommend that he/she is groomed every eight to twelve weeks.
We also offer tooth de-scaling and cleaning and anal gland cleansing as optional extras.