Additional Grooming Services
This program is to help reduce the excess shedding of an animal that may happen during the changing seasons. Breed type determines how often this service is needed. Double Coated breeds will blow a coat at least twice a year. Outdoor pets will usually blow their coat during the Spring and Fall. Indoor dogs will usually blow their coat in the Summer and Winter. This period is usually the best time to have the treatment done.
This treatment is basically a follow-up to your first appointment. Your pet does not receive another bath, nails, or ear cleaning with this appointment, Instead we remove excess hair that has been released from the shedless treatment. We use different tools to ensure that the service is efficient in getting out all the remaining undercoat. This mini service is at a reduced price.
Bad breath, red gums, or even bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal disease in your pet. It's estimated that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats suffer from this. This disease can cause bone deterioration and bacteria between the teeth may enter the bloodstream and help cause infections in organs like the heart, liver, lungs, or kidneys. All of this can be prevented by having your pets teeth cleaned every once to twice a week to once a month.
Massage works best to lower the tension a dog may have from first time grooming all the way up to relieving a traumatized animal.
Deep Tissue Massage: This can help repair and mend join pain in dogs that have bone structure issues, such as side winding when walking, sitting crooked, back and hip discomfort, and long term injuries.
Soft Touch Massages: Can help with toxin bulid up in the muscles and joints of pets. Toxins are a build up of particles and gases that the body is trying to get rid of and they end up settling in the joints and muscles.
Desensitize Massage Therapy: This method helps with the nervous system of pets. It can help with dogs who are hyper, aggressive, sensitive to touch, emotional dogs, as well as dogs that have been tramatized from abuse.
Topical Flea Treatment
Beginning around August all the way through the fall is Flea season. This is the worst time, but fleas can occur on your pet all year round. Fleas may cause your pet to scratch, chew, or dig at themselves. The pets skin can get irritated with sores and bumps on the surface of their skin. Some animals get lesions, loss of hair, and may develop tapeworms if the animal swallows a flea. It's our experience that the chemical dips to treat fleas are too harsh, so we use a natural and organic treatment that can be used as often as necessary.
A water soak is used for hydrating the skin. Dogs who have dry, itchy skin will benefit the most from this treatment. The skin cells will plump up and absorb the water, flushing out any and all debris. It will also remove any unwanted hair, clean the skin, and bring it back to a normal ph balance.
Animals that have a certain type of coat cannot groom themselves well enough to prevent mats from forming. Matting can cause sores on the skin, bald spots where the mats have been ripped off, or even hot spots. Mats are uncomfortable, painful, and even life-threatening to the pet. Special tools need to be used to relieve your pet from mats. Ask one of our stylists for the appropriate tool and how to use them for the maximum results.
Carding is another process which helps remove the loose and dead hair from the pet's coat. Some breeds like schnauzers, terriers and even cockers benefit from carding. Lumps, bumps, and scabs on a dog's skin are caused from the follicles being plugged. Some breeds are not designed to be clippered and should only be carded or hand striped. Although many breeds can benefit from this method to removed dead hair and open up the skin cells, it is most efficient on breeds that are shedding coat.
Glands should be checked every six weeks. Warning signs include scooting on the floor, a foul smell, digging, or even chewing. For some dogs the glands should be checked if you see the warning signs. Some breeds need to have the glands cleaned on a regular basis. Glands can be checked as requested, however they will only be cleaned if necessary.
We can trim your pet to be show-ready. Show trims are based on the AKC breed standard. If you want to have your pet look like a show dog don't hesitate to ask for one of our Certified Master Stylists.
Hand Stripping is important for a terrier's coat. A Terrier's coat grows in three stages and the last stage needs to be pulled out from the follicle. If not, dead hair will clog the follicle resulting in excessive shedding, loss of color, curling flyaway hairs, coat will be softer to touch, bumps and/or irritation of the skin. Coats should be rotated every two weeks.
Available upon request, eye treatments deal mostly with eye stains due to acidity in the animals tear ducts. If treated regularly, this can control an animals eye stains. We recommend following up with Angel's Eyes, which can be found online through our store or in our facility.
Sometimes a pet cannot hear due to blockage. Dogs with infections, plug wax, ear mites, and swimmer's ear can benefit from an ear flush. This method gets into the ear canal to remove wax build up and debris and will open the ear passage ways. We recommend that if you are medicating the ear to have an ear flush before you medicate. Using our safe and gentle ear flush we can unclog that blockage making your pet a happier and healthier one!
Dirt and ear wax can get all over an animals ears, especially those pets who are outside more often. We can gently and safely clean your pets ears for an added charge.
Length of your pets nails can cause the number one crippling disease, Arthritis. Long nails put pressure on the vain inside the nail, damaging nerve endings. General walking or standing can cause shooting pain up the shoulders or hip areas. Having your pets nails clipped once a week to every two weeks can relieve pressure on the joints and work the vein back. Having them done once a month can stabilize the length of the nails.
Our Skin treatments will help save your pet from dry and itchy skin as well as infections that can occur when their skin is left unchecked. We have Derma Tech Specialists on staff to recommend the best skin treatment for pet's needs!
We prefer no animals be sedated
when they come in for grooming