IN BETWEEN GROOMINGS
We recommend a monthly Bath and Brush Service for all dogs, and a Full Service Groom for long hair dogs every 5 to 8 weeks. Long hair dogs should be combed or brushed out several times a week (metal comb or slicker brush). Make sure the teeth of the comb touch the skin. If you just comb or brush the outer coat, mats will develop next to the skin, and we may have to shave down your dog. Use positive reinforcement, such as treats, when you comb out your dog.
FLEA & TICK POLICY
Our policy is to give a flea & tick bath to all pets that have fleas or ticks. If you know your pet has fleas or ticks, please tell us as soon as you come into the shop. If we discover the fleas or ticks after you leave, we will attempt to contact you, but will proceed with the flea & tick bath even if we can't reach you. The additional charge for a flea & tick bath is $10 to $15. NOTE: If you are going to apply a topical flea & tick treatment to your dog or cat after we've groomed him, please wait several days before applying the treatment. Skin can be more sensitive to treatments immediately following a grooming, and applying a flea & tick product could produce a reaction. If you suspect your dog or cat is having a bad reaction to a flea & tick treatment, immediately rinse him off thoroughly with tap water, then contact your veterinarian for further advice.
Diet plays an important role in the long term health of your pet, as well as the condition of his skin and coat. Please feed your pet a premium food, such as Nutro, Eukanuba, Solid Gold, Wellness, Merrick, etc. These brands are more expensive than your standard grocery store brands (Alpo, Purina, Pedigree, Beneful), but they are MUCH better for your pet. Try switching to one of these brands for at least one month, and see if you notice an improvement in the condition of your pet's skin and coat (shinier, less dandruff, less shedding, less stool).
NOTE: The first ingredient of any good pet food should be meat (chicken, beef, lamb or fish meal), NOT "water sufficient for processing" or "poultry/beef by-product" or "corn".