FAQ's

Q:

How Often Should I Bath My Dog?

A:

We recommends bathing your dog at least once every three months. Your pet may require more frequent baths if she spends a lot of time outdoors.

Q:

Is Human Shampoo Safe to Use on My Pet?

A:

Using a shampoo formulated for pets is best. Human shampoos aren't toxic to pets, but some may contain fragrances or other substances that can irritate pets' skin.


Be sure to select a product that's specifically formulated for your species of animal, as some ingredients may be harmful when applied to different types of pets. It's always smart to talk with your pet's veterinarian to make sure you're selecting a shampoo that will meet your pet's needs.

Q:

Why Does My Pet Have Such Bad Breath?

A:

Bad breath is the result of a build-up of odor-producing bacteria in your pet's mouth, lungs or gut. Persistent bad breath can indicate that your pet has digestive problems or a gum condition such as gingivitis, and should be examined by a vet.
Most often, canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease, and certain dogs—particularly small ones—are especially prone to plaque and tartar. If plaque is the culprit, your pet may require a professional cleaning.

Q:

How Do I Brush My Pet's Teeth?

A:

First, get your pet used to the idea of having her teeth brushed. Start by gently massaging her gums with your fingers.

After a few sessions, put a little bit of pet-formulated toothpaste on her lips to get her used to the taste.

Next, introduce a toothbrush designed especially for cats or dogs—it will be smaller than human toothbrushes and have softer bristles. Toothbrushes that you can wear over your finger are also available and allow you to give a nice massage to your pet's gums.

Finally, apply toothpaste directly to her teeth for a gentle brushing.

Q:

Why Can't I Get Rid of that Doggie Odour?

A:

First check your pet's ears and teeth, often the source of odour-causing bacteria in pets. If home maintenance and grooming prove fruitless and your dog smells consistently stinky, please consult with your veterinarian to check to see if there's an underlying cause or infection.

Q:

When Do I Need to Call My Vet?

A:

If your pet has fleas or mange, or his fur is so matted that it affects his health and mobility, it's time to see a vet. Furthermore, if your pet becomes aggressive when you or an experienced groomer tries to bathe him, please contact your vet.
Watch carefully for any signs of distress such as panting, drooling, trembling, whining, freezing, cowering, tail-tucking, growling, snarling or snapping. Even with the most patient and gradual of introductions, some animals are terrified of taking a bath or having their nails trimmed. If your pet falls into this category, do not force him to submit. See if his veterinarian or a professional groomer has better luck getting the job done.

Q:

Is it O.K. to feed my dog before bringing him for dog grooming?

A:

YES. Remember.... all dogs react differently to stress, some get nauseous, some may vomit..... but we will always send your pet home clean and fresh.

Q:

My dog can be aggressive. Will you groom my pet?

A:

Sorry NO. It is too high of a risk to groom a pet that can be aggressive.

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