Frequently asked questions
how often should my dog be groomed? The million dollar question, and sorry to disappoint you.. We don’t have a definitive answer that fits all. It depends on SO many contributing factors; your pooches breed, coat type, coat length, skin conditions, your pets age, lifestyle, how you manage with brushing at home, if you bath them between grooming visits, how nervous your pooch is of being groomed. Generally pooches with long, curly or silky coats should be groomed every 4-8 weeks and short haired breeds around 8-12 weeks, if you are unsure please get in touch and we can discuss a schedule
I have a short haired breed. Do they still need Grooming? Yes! Absolutely! While it’s easy to assume short-haired dogs only require 'wash-and-go' type grooming, they actually need a bit more. All dogs need to be bathed to remove dead skin, have their nails trimmed and their ears cleaned and lose furr removed. Short-haired dogs shed.. ALOT! While their shedding coat doesn’t fall out seasonally twice yearly (like a husky) it does slowly shed year-round.. Grooming promotes healthy skin in all breeds!
what are the health benefits of grooming? Regular Grooming maintains a healthy coat and skin. Regular nail trims not only help keep the nails short but helps reinforce healthy foot structure and posture, and reduces the risk of infection. Your pet will look and smell great and be healthier as Regular visits may result in early detection of issues with ears, skin, teeth and more.
what age can my dog be groomed? We recommend starting a puppy with grooming as soon as they get their vaccinations and have the all clear from the vet. The earlier, the better so grooming is not a scary, daunting experience and is just part of their pampered life. Many puppies are ready to get their first haircut when they are 4-6 months old. Some puppies may be ready for their first cut sooner than that depending on their tolerance levels to the grooming process. There are myths that a puppy’s coat cannot be cut until 6 months as it can 'ruin the coat' or 'change their coat colouring' which there is no evidence to back up. The myth that cutting a puppy’s coat too early causes them to change colours is likely because puppies often change colour as they age. It’s often the case that the outer, visible layer of puppy fur is a different colour than the adult furr that is coming in underneath.
what does a full groom include? a bath and deep cleanse with range of shampoos for all skin types, Blueberry or Banana facial, deep condition and doggie massage, a fluff blow dry and/or brush out depending on your dogs coat type.. Long haired pooches will be styled to the breed standard or cut to your preference, while short haired dogs will receive a deshedding brush through. Full grooms include nail trims, ear cleaning/trimming inside the ear if needed, health/Gum check, sanitary trim and are finished with a Hair Bears Bow, a spritz of puppy perfume and a kiss! as per guidance set out by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Hair Beas do not express anal glands or pluck ear hair