Regular grooming has many benefits. In addition to maintaining the general cleanliness of your dog, there is: a lower risk of your pet developing thrush, scratches and other skin problems; reducing infestation from external parasites on the skin; an opportunity to check for cuts, heat, swelling, lameness or changes in temperament … all of which could be indicative of illness.
Nearly every dog (and cat) sheds – regardless of their age or breed. Some breeds have more hair or thicker undercoats and will shed in higher quantities … but virtually all dogs and cats will shed hair. Some dogs such as Poodles shed very little and require grooming by a professional every 6 to 8 weeks.
Animals shed to get rid of old, damaged or extra hair. Animals grow a heavy coat in the winter to help insulate themselves and then shed the extra hair in the summer. However, dogs will also shed broken or damaged hair, and if their skin is irritated from conditions such as allergies, they will also shed excessively. Pets that are groomed on a regular basis from a young age are happier, healthier and more tolerant of the grooming process.
To make a grooming rendezvous or reservation, please call 020 8948 2250 during office hours from Tuesday until Sunday. Appointments can also be made on Mondays, despite the boutique being closed.