Although many dog owners prefer to groom their dogs at home, having your dog professionally groomed can save you time and energy. It takes a lot of care and patience to groom a dog, especially a double coated one, a puppy, or one with behavioral issues. Let’s take a look at what our professional groomers do.
We Do It All A professional grooming session typically consists of the dog being brushed, bathed, and dried, as well as trimmed or clipped with clean, sanitized brushes and clipper blades. Our groomers brush or comb out mats before the bath, making it easier to lather the dog with shampoo. We clean the dog’s ears and check for signs of infection. When the coat dries, the dog is trimmed, clipped, or shaved, if needed or requested. We trim most dogs over the eyes, at the tips of the ears, and on the bottoms of the feet. We then cut the dog’s nails to a comfortable length, since long nails can become painful. Our groomers also brush your dog’s teeth with a dog-specific toothpaste (although regular teeth cleaning should also be done every day at home).
We Have the Right Tools Our professional groomers have all the right tools to get your dog looking his best, from different kinds of clippers and rounded scissors to an adjustable grooming table. We are equipped with nontoxic, gentle shampoos for dogs with skin allergies or irritations, or those with fleas. Our groomers also know how to groom for breed specific cuts, which requires precise attention to detail and knowledge of the breed requirements. Different coats require different brushes – which our groomers have. The more dead hair they remove from your dog, the less you’ll find on your living room rug. We Know How to Handle Dogs Dogs who are old or become anxious or aggressive when you try to groom them must be handled gently and confidently, and some may need to be soft muzzled while being groomed – something we can do. If you have a condition such as back pain or arthritis, professional grooming can help by preventing you from having to do excessive lifting and handling of your dog.
We Take Care of the Yucky Stuff Cleaning anal glands, shampooing a muddy or skunked dog, and removing fleas and ticks are not the most pleasant tasks, but they come with the responsibility of owning a dog. Our professional groomers knows how to take care of these necessary, but unpleasant tasks.
Professional Grooming Offers Health Benefits In addition to keeping your dog looking and smelling great and reducing the amount of time you need to spend grooming your dog, professional grooming offers these health benefits:
Regular (but not too frequent) baths wash away dirt and help prevent skin irritations.
Detangling keeps coats from becoming matted and causing painful pulling on the skin.
Using correct brushes for coat type removes damaged and dead hair, allowing new growth for a healthy coat.
Careful brushing distributes the dog’s natural oils and gets rid of dead skin.
Handling during grooming allows early detection of lumps, bumps, and skin irritations.
Nail trimming reduce the risk of nail tears and cracks and painful posture.
The frequency of grooming your dog depends on a mix of variables, including breed, coat length and type, amount of time spent outside getting dirty, and climate. It also depends on how you ask to get your dog groomed – a short puppy cut might mean a mobile groomer isn’t required for several months – and whether you feel comfortable doing some touch-up grooming at home. No matter whether you have Wash Groom Go Katy groom your dog every six weeks or three times a year, it’s best to do a little additional grooming at home. Cleaning teeth, trimming nails, brushing the coat, de-matting, monthly shampoos, checking ears, and freshening up private parts will make your canine pal more healthy, comfortable, and pleasant to live with.
For young puppies and dogs who have never been professionally groomed, you should take gentle and gradual steps to handle and brush your dog, touch feet and nails and offer treats, and even try running an electric toothbrush around the coat for dogs that will need to be clipped. Grooming is a bonding experience for you and your dog and will make the process more pleasant for the long run.
Finding a Groomer
If you live in Missouri City, Sugar Land, Katy, Alvin, Houston or surrounding area and need a trusted groomer to care for your dog - look no further than Wash Groom Go. Your dog is very important to us, and we will take every possible measure to give him/her the care they deserve.
Give us a call today. CALL US: (832) 492 4879