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It is often said that regularly scheduled grooming helps keep your pets looking and feeling their best.   Beyond the great feeling pets get when they have been loved on and spoiled, grooming does so much more to help keep them feeling their best.  Did you know that your groomer can be a great part of your pet's preventive health care regime?  In many ways, we become partners with you and your vet in the care of your furbabies.  Many of the things groomers do as part of a routine grooming session head off or help identify problems that can become very serious and costly to fix if not found and treated by your veterinarian early on.  Here are just 6 ways that the things we do as part of a normal, routine grooming help you keep your pet healthy:


  1. Joint Pain Prevention:  Regular nail trimming helps your dog or cat to walk properly.  It also prevents pain in the feet and toes caused by nails that are too long.  Excessive nail growth or improper nail tr...



Snip Tip Series: How to Get the Perfect Grooming: Part 2

In part one of the Snip Tips* series about How to Get the Perfect Grooming, we shared about the importance of communication in getting your ideal grooming.  In part two, I will share some other factors that will affect your pets’ grooming sessions and outcomes.  Understanding what affects your pet’s grooming will help you and your groomer work together to get the perfect grooming for you and your pet.


Snip Tip* Series: Part 2

Let’s move on to another key ingredient to getting your perfect grooming.


 Do Your Part!  Successful grooming is a partnership.  While we want to make you happy, our first and main concern is the health and well being of your pet, along with what is possible. Here are some practical tips that you can do to help us work effectively towards your grooming goals.  When you do your part at home, we’re much more likely to be able to do whatever style it is that you want us to do.


First, schedule yo...






Snip Tips Series! How to Get the Perfect Grooming



   Tired of being disappointed when you pick your pet up from a grooming?  Feel like you are not getting the most out of your pet's grooming sessions?  Then you need to read this series before your next trip to the grooming salon!  These little insider tips add up in a big way to help you get a grooming you and your pet are happy with every single time.  

   The PERFECT grooming is not a myth! It does exist.  But it will take time, commitment, and a willingness to find balance between the grooming of your dreams, how that fits into your lifestyle, and what is possible with your pet.  Many factors come into play; and it all begins with a great partnership between pet owners and their groomer.  To help get that partnership going strong, read on…


Snip Tip* Series: Part 1 

Communication is KEY:


            First things first: It has to be YOU!  The firs...

February 28, 2016

A dog's grooming career starts as soon as he or she is born.  Moments after birth, momma licks and cleans her pups.  This process stimulates their breathing and blood flow.  Mom is also releasing hormones that produce a very calming effect.  She continues licking and cleaning them as they get older.  She is teaching her pups many things in the process.  Most importantly, she is teaching them that being groomed is a very pleasurable experience! THAT is the impression you want to keep going for your baby.


How do I prepare my pup? What can I do at home?  There a lot of things you can do to begin preparing for the grooms.  Gently and lovingly rub its face and nose often.  As well as rubbing and handling it’s feet gently and lovingly.  These are two areas that seem to be a challenge for many dogs because they are not used to it.  Do NOT play rough with your puppy.  Don’t tease it by pulling on it’s feet or grabbing its cheeks...

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