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How do I maintain a stripped coat in between grooms?

Purchasing such items such as a furminator and mars coat king/shear magic undercoat rake can help you achieve the desired groom and prevent matting between grooms.  The more undercoat left for the groomer to hand strip, the longer the groom will take resulting in higher cost and your dog having to sit still for longer.

Why does handstripping cost more?

Handstripping is a technique that takes a lot of hands on work by an experienced professional and takes a lot longer than clipping. Handstripping is just that, removing each hair by hand.  Handstripping can last 6-12 weeks between grooms unlike clipping 6-8 weeks. Handstripping starts at $70 for an hour of work.  

What is handstripping?

Handstripping is the removal of undercoat of a wire or broken coated dog.  Many Terriers and Spaniels may be handstripped such as the Border Terrier, Affenpinschers,  Cairn Terriers, Fox Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Jack Russel Terriers, Schnauzers, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and Bruxellois Griffons. Hand stripping maintains the wire coat of these breeds to keep the …

When should I get my new kitten groomed?

We recommend an early introduction to Grooming for your Kitten.  But just because your kitten isnt introduced early doesn’t mean it can’t be groomed.  A Kittens first groom is recommended at 3 to 6 months old.  This would include a bath, blowdry, nail clip, and introduction to the brush/comb and Groomer.  We recommend Grooming monthly until …

When should I get my new puppy groomed?

We recommend an early introduction to Grooming for your Puppy. A Puppies first groom is recommended at 12-16 weeks old.  This may be a Puppy Clip (leaving a plush coat but easy to maintain) or a Puppy tidy, grooming only the face/ feet/sanitary and nails.  We recommend Grooming monthly until 6 months old, then 6-8 …

Will my cats fur grow back after a haircut?

Cats fur may take 10-12 weeks to grow back to full length.  Some cats that are of older age or those with underlying genetic or health issues can take longer to grow back.  It is best to keep combing your cat as it grows.

How do I brush my cat between grooms?

Cats should be brushed and combed twice weekly.  To reduce shedding and knotting your cat should be combed with a metal comb (long hair) or a furminator (short hair), by starting at the back, pushing the hair backwards and combing with the grain, working towards the head.  Don’t forget the armpits and belly.  Comb the …

How do I brush my dog between grooms?

The best tool is a metal comb,  the one with wide teeth helps remove knots, and the closer teeth maintain the coat. A brush just glides over knots.  If you cannot see the skin when parting the hair there is matting there. Brushing depends on the length of coat, once the hair gets to 1cm …

Do you use sedation?

No, I will not use sedation or take on a sedated animals. It is illegal for a person not a Veterinarian to sedate a cat/dog.  I try my best to groom all pets without being rough.  I may need to use a muzzle for my own protection. If I feel your pet is unsafe for …

How do you groom a Cat without sedation?

We have a lot of handling experience in Cat Grooming and handling of cats for Veterinary treatment.  We have also learnt skills from our certificates in Master Cat Grooming. We use our handling skills, aromatherapy and calm attitude to help your cat thought its groom. I recommend you stay during your cats first groom to keep …