Frequently Asked Questions Is all the grooming done in-house?
It really depends on the weather but we prefer to groom in the garage, large bathroom or basement. All wee need from you is a bathtub or shower to bathe your pet in. We do not use a Mobile Grooming Van.
How long does the grooming take?
The average appointment takes about 1 1/2 to 3 hours to complete. This can vary depending on the breed, condition and length of coat, procedure required, temperament of the animal, bathe/dry time, etc.
What are your prices?
Our prices are based on the breed and size of the animal, the condition of his or her coat, and what the owner requests. Some circumstances in which additional charges may incur are excessive matting, shaving down, flea treatment, tick removal, behavioral issues or extreme obesity.
Do you offer a multiple pet discount?
Yes, it is $5 per additional dog.
How far in advance do I need to schedule an appointment?
Quite often we can book your appointment within 2-3 days. However, there are times during the year which become very busy and it is recommended to schedule as far as 2 or more weeks ahead. If in doubt just call us and we’ll work it out.
How often should my pet be groomed?
In general a grooming every 4-6 weeks is recommended. The frequency varies on a per animal basis depending on breed and coat type. It is good for your pet to be groomed and/or bathed before becoming overly dirty or matted. A “mini-groom”is recommended for upkeep in between regular grooming.
Should my dog have the anal glands expressed with each grooming?
We will check the anal glands as part of the regular grooming service and will only express them if needed. Animals naturally express these glands during normal everyday functions and they should not be hand manipulated unless necessary as this may cause irritation or infection. If the glands cannot be easily expressed by the groomer, or are swollen, we will recommend the animal be taken to a vet.
Why is shaving down sometimes more expensive than a hair cut?
In many cases if the animal is matted, has extremely thick hair, is excessively dirty or has other conditions it will make shaving not only more difficult than a hair cut, but usually necessary. Shaving, especially a dirty, matted coat, also subjects clippers and blades to unusual wear and tear which can be costly to maintain or replace. In addition, great care and extra time is required in an effort to shave the coat evenly and avoid cutting the skin with the clippers.
My pet has a lot of mats, is it necessary to shave them out?
It depends on the severity of the matting. Minor mats can sometimes be worked out, but many times shaving down is necessary. Severe mats can cause skin irritations and hide other conditions such as hot spots, dermatitis, seborrhea, cuts, scabs, sores and redness. It is not unusual to encounter these problems when the coat is stripped from a badly matted animal and it is definitely in your pets best interest to address them.

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