Benefits of bathing
Giving your dog a good thorough wash in our HYDRO BATH helps cleanse and clean both the dog’s skin and coat. It keeps your dog smelling cleaner and fresher for longer, then you would achieve at home. We have a wide range of shampoos and conditioners for individual coats and skin types. The whole time we are grooming it allows us to spot any signs of lumps, bumps, warts, moles or parasites.
We do check and cut toe nails when every dog is in for a groom, this is all part of our service with no extra cost on the appointment. You can have an appointment for just toe nails to be done with a charge of £5.00 plus vat.
We are able to check and release anal glands if required by the owner and vets have advised to do so. A vet should firstly identify if regular expression needs doing and advice how frequent this should be done, this will prevent unnecessary squeezing of the anal sac. There is no charge for this if your dog is in with us for a groom. If your dog is having on going problems with his/her anal glands then you should consult your vet. There will be a consent form to sign if we are expressing them.
Clipping, scissoring & styling
We are qualified to style a wide range of breeds in pet trims or to the owner’s requirements. When you come in with your dog for an appointment. We will advise and discuss with you what different styles and a lengths there are to suits yours and your dogs needs.
We are able to remove external parasites from your dog. If your dog has fleas we can remove them by using an insecticidal shampoo. This will only kill the fleas on your dog, you will need to treat your dog with a flea treatment and treat your home. There may be an additional charge for flea treatment and please could you make us aware of your dog having fleas before your appointment.
We are also able to remove ticks with a tick remover, please do not attempt to remove ticks at home unless you have the correct tool. When removing a tick you have to make sure you remove the whole tick including the head. If the head is left inside your dog this can become aggravating, sore and may even get infected.
This isn't a service we offer at the grooming centre, regular cleaning should be done at home to prevent the build up of plaque. If your dog needs some dental treatment you should seek advice from your vets.
The area you need to pay attention to when cleaning at home is the area below the gum line surrounding the teeth with regular brushing.
Any precudure to remove plaque should be done under anaesthetic by a vet, to avoid the dog being uncomfortable or causing any periodontal damage. Cleaning only visable tartar above the gum line is not effective and could disguise dental issues.
We can check your dogs teeth for you but any dental works need to be done by a vet.
Ear cleaning and plucking
We are able to offer ear plucking and cleaning on breeds that require this. We only pluck ears if we think its nessary and the dogs ear canal is not inflamed or irritated, also the owner needs a vet to advised a groomer to do this.