We are in this business because we love and deeply care for the animals that we service. Be assured that the welfare of your pet is our biggest concern!
Pets are like children in that they don't like to have their owners leave them. They shake and show fear that is very stressful to some owners. Be assured that once you leave the shop, they tend to relax to their new surroundings very quickly. Heavily matted pets experience more stress than pets that are not matted. Pets are like children, in that they remember their experience. Be a thoughtful owner and have your pet groomed on a regular schedule so that it will become an event both you and your pet can look foward to, rather than dread.
Here are some reasons your pet may itch after grooming. When a pet is clipped, it will experience the same type of itching a person would, after a haircut. The pet could have a pre-existing condition from flea bites, hot spots, allergies etc... In rare cases your pet might be allergic to the shampoo, if that is the reason consult your vet as to what shampoo is the best for your pet.
Dog's ears have hair deep within the inner canals that need to be removed every 4 to 6 weeks; otherwise you risk inflammations and potential ear infections. The removal of hair and matts from the ears creates a different sensation to the animal, and the general response is shaking. We are not vets so we can only clean so deep, extra ear cleaner will drop further down and loosen deeper wax, the pet will shake and you will see more wax. Because you may see wax does not mean we didn't properly clean your pet's ears.
Heavily Matted Pets
Matted hair can cause skin problems for your pet, and creates a breeding enviroment for fleas, ticks and their nests. Pets with matted coats need extra attention during their grooming session. Mats left in a pet's coat only grow tighter, and can strangle the pet's skin, or tear it open. Mats can be very difficult to remove, and may require the pet to be shaved. After effects of mat removal procedure includes itchiness, skin redness, self inflicted irritations or abrasions.
Anal Glands are the most neglected part of your dog's body. As they fill up, some can burst needing surgery and causing unnecessary pain. A thorough groom includes expressing these glands.
Long and overgrown nails forces your dog to walk on the sides of their pads. In the long run, this can contribute to arthritis in the legs and hips.
Grooming for All Seasons
Pets needs year round grooming to maintain their good health. The layer of fat between your pet's muscle and skin is the true insulator; if your pet is matted it is better to clip your pet short than to let the matting cause skin problems, even in the coldest weather.