Due to a new insurance policy we have new contract terms for current and new customers.
Please take a minute to read the information before your next visit with us. Thank you!
Grooming is an essential part of your pet’s health and overall well-being. Pet grooming not only enhances your pets coat it makes them feel comfortable and feel better. Routine grooming allows the groomer to inspect your pet’s coat, teeth and nails for signs of problems that could cause issues if not detected early.
Is your pet difficult to bathe? Grooming doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience for your pet. Here at Shayla’s Paw-Fection Pet Grooming, I ensure your pet receives ample attention during the grooming process while I pamper them with TLC.
No matter the dog, the first step in grooming is to appraise the pet’s overall condition.
- Do the skin and coat appear healthy?
- Does the pet have a foul odor?
- Does the skin appear red or inflamed?
- Does the pet scratch or itch?
- Are parasites present?
- Is the coat filmy, oily, dry or limp?
- Is this an active, outdoor dog or pampered princess?
- Is the pet bathed weekly or is this visit to a pet grooming salon its first bath in six months?
- The conditions I find help me communicate to the owner what I can or cannot do for their pet.
The Anatomy of a Mat
The typical mat consists of numerous coarse guard hairs crisscrossing one another. Some coat types get matted and tangled easier than others. Factors that cause matting include dirt, static, moisture, friction or compression. Dirt, dander and other debris that get caught up in the fur will literally hold the hair shafts together. If a pet is not brushed on a regular basis, any type of moisture – bathing, dew in the grass or swimming – can make mats impossible to remove with some coat types. Combing out this type of mat is extremely hard on a pet. The only alternative is to shave it off and let the coat grow out again. Each animal has its own level of pain tolerance so we must always choose humanity before vanity when choosing a method to remove any mats. Like you, we want the best for your furry family member
How Often should Toenails be Trimmed?
This depends on the dog and its lifestyle, but most pets benefit from having their nails trimmed every four to six weeks. Dogs that constantly walk on hard surfaces will naturally wear down their nails. Professional Pet Stylists work mostly on house pets that are rarely expose to an environment that will naturally wear down the nail. Long nails present a potential health problem. Unattended nails may grow long enough to cause the entire tendon and bone structure of the foot and pastern to weaken. The striking of long nails on the ground places excessive pressure on bones and tendons and may cause discomfort to the pet. In active dogs, the nail may break off and expose the soft and sensitive underlying flesh, or quick, which is quite painful. On smaller pets, the nail tends to grow in a circle and, if left unattended, back into the foot pad.