Regular Grooming—Good For You and Your Pet!

In: Dog & Cat Health, Grooming

Only a fraction of pet owners have their pets groomed regularly by a professional pet groomer. But those owners are possibly enjoying their pets more and improving some aspects of their pets’ health. A professional groomer may detect (and possibly prevent) certain disease processes. As a veterinarian, I recognize that some of the disease conditions that I see every day could be prevented by the regular care of a professional groomer. Here are just a few examples: Get clean. Get close. Get ...

Daycare then Grooming – the Perfect Combination!

In: Grooming

For all you dog owners with a regular need for grooming, here’s a modern twist to this traditional offering… free daycare first! That’s right, at ‘A Dog’s Day Out’ each dog that has a grooming appointment, & has passed their Introduction Evaluation, gets three hours of daycare free before their spa treatment begins. Let’s look at a day of grooming from your cherished dog’s point of view. They are excited to go for a ride with you. They are even more ...

Dog Spa – Dog Utopia Opens in Tyson

In: Grooming

“I wanted to create something new and different,” says Amy Nichols, owner of Happy Tails Dog Spa. “I have the entrepreneurial experience but didn’t want to do anything with technology.” Amy, an animal lover and pet owner, left her technological job and headed to the dogs. She opened Happy Tails Dog Spa in Tyson’s corner. This 9,000 square foot canine complex opened in June 2002. It truly is an all-in-one utopia for dogs. Services offered ...

The Ultimate Spa Experience for Dogs…Owners Love it Too!

In: Grooming

“An Elizabeth Arden for dogs” is how Pam Ahart describes the enterprise she co-owns with Dani Weng. Bark ‘N Bubbles Dog Wash (BNB) of Historic Herndon, VA is as much about fun and bonding as it is about keeping your puppy clean. But don’t think this spa is just for our four-pawed debutantes. Bark ‘N Bubbles Dog Wash offers owners the option of using the spa’s facilities to do their own grooming, saving them money and allowing them to partake ...

Grooming your Dog at Home

In: Grooming

Though everyone loves how the dog looks after a day at the spa, there are steps you can take to maintain your pet’s coat at home. Even ten minutes a day provides not only a wonderful bonding experience but alerts you to any injuries, sensitivities or abnormalities. Finding the right tools for your pet’s coat is important. Recent years have seen breakthrough developments in brushes and detangling sprays, and a reputable groomer should be able to advise you and even give ...

What you Need to Know before you Groom your Cat

In: Dogs & Cats (Misc.), Grooming

Before you begin grooming your cat, examine your attitude. The most important thing you need is love. The next requirement is a calm, confident manner. Brushing your shorthaired cat will stimulate coat oils and reduce shedding and hairballs. A rubber curry brush works well for single-coated breeds. A fine-toothed comb will remove dead hair and reveal any evidence of flea infestation. This comb is also useful in removing under-eye debris ...

“Where Have All the Groomers Gone?”

In: Grooming

"You can't find qualified groomers anywhere," says Jackie Barchesky of For Pets Sake on Quaker Lane in Alexandria. "I've called the schools; I've placed ads to no avail. So I guess I’ll have to train them myself." Jackie who has been the owner of For Pets Sake for 27 years says, “the tremendous explosion in the pet industry for the past twelve years has brought about the shortage.” Between 1992 and today, the pet industry has grown from a 16 ...

Want Your Dog to Shed Less?

In: Grooming

Shed Less is a new treatment that reduces pet hair shedding problems in between regular groomings. This unique process is offered by a Pleasant Groom ‘N Inn. According to the Salon, Shed Less reduces unwanted shedding problems by 60% to 80% in only 1 to 2 treatments. The Salon claims that after initial treatment, your pet may noticeably shed for up to 24 hours due to hair follicle disturbance and/or stress shedding. However, your pet’s coat will settle down after ...

What You Should Know About Pet Grooming Salons

In: Grooming

There are important factors that you should consider when selecting a grooming salon for your pet. These include: salon environment, staff professionalism, and how much time your pet will spend at the salon. The Salon The salon should be bright, clean, well-ventilated, temperature controlled and void of foul odors. You should be able to tour the salon and see where your pet will be caged and groomed. An attendant should be able to view caged pets at all times. See if the ...

The Importance of Grooming All Pets

In: Grooming

If you think that grooming is only for fancy French Poodles and Cocker Spaniels, think again! Grooming is important for every pet in your home. From cats to bunnies, to birds- an all-pet groomer can give your pet more than just a makeover. Keep in mind that not all grooming involves cutting hair and clipping to show dog perfection. Many animals can benefit from a simple haircut. German Shepherds and Labradors, for example, can have undercoats removed professionally, and dramatically minimize ...

Grooming- Want Your Dog To Shed Less?

In: Dog Health, Grooming

Shed Less is a new treatment that reduces pet hair shedding problems in between regular groomings. This unique process is offered by a Pleasant Groom ‘N Inn. According to the Salon, Shed Less reduces unwanted shedding problems by 60% to 80% in only 1 to 2 treatments. The Salon claims that after initial treatment, your pet may noticeably shed for up to 24 hours due to hair follicle disturbance and/or stress shedding. However, your pet’s coat will settle down after ...

Grooming- The Importance of Grooming All Pets

In: Dog & Cat Health, Grooming

If you think that grooming is only for fancy French Poodles and Cocker Spaniels, think again! Grooming is important for every pet in your home. From cats to bunnies, to birds- an all-pet groomer can give your pet more than just a makeover. Keep in mind that not all grooming involves cutting hair and clipping to show dog perfection. Many animals can benefit from a simple haircut. German Shepherds and Labradors, for example, can have undercoats removed professionally, and dramatically minimize ...

What You Should Know About Pet Grooming Salons

In: Dog & Cat Health, Grooming

There are important factors that you should consider when selecting a grooming salon for your pet. These include: salon environment, staff professionalism, and how much time your pet will spend at the salon. The Salon The salon should be bright, clean, well-ventilated, temperature controlled and void of foul odors. You should be able to tour the salon and see where your pet will be caged and groomed. An attendant should be able to view caged pets at all times. See if the ...

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