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11417 Starkey Rd.
Largo, FL 33773

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Pet FAQ

Why Cost so much?

Top reasons why it costs more for your Dog or Cat to get groomed than for you to get your hair cut.

  • Your hairdresser does not wash or clean your rear end.
  • Your hairdresser does not express your rear end glands.
  • You brush your hair on a daily basis, especially before going to the hairdresser.
  • You wash your hair at least once every other day.
  • Your hairdresser does not trim your privates
  • You sit still for your hairdresser.
  • Your haircut does not include a manicure.
  • Your haircut does not include a pedicure.
  • Your haircut does not include getting your ears cleaned or hair removed.
  • Your haircut does not include 2 full body baths and 2 full body rinses.
  • Your haircut does not include 4 full body massages.
  • Your hairdresser only cuts and washes the top of your head, not whole body.
  • You do not bite your hairdresser.
  • You do not scratch your hairdresser.
  • You do not poop on your hairdresser.
  • You do not urinate on your hairdresser.
  • You get your hair done at least every other month.
  • Your hairdresser does not clean your eye boogies.
  • Your hairdresser does not give you a bow.
  • Your hairdresser does not give you cologne.
  • Your hairdresser does not do daycare.
  • Your hairdresser does not offer you a drink .
  • Your hairdresser does not offer you a snack.
  • Your hairdresser does not take you out to use the bathroom.
  • Your hairdresser does not give you your own room.

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Benefits of Weekly Nail Cutting

Dogs & Cats, just like humans, need to have their toe nails cut often. Just like our finger nails, dog and cat nails grow quick. If you are hearing a clicking noise on hard surfaces when your dog or cat walks or you see the nails peeping from the toes of cats, then it it past time for them to be cut.

Dogs & Cats with long nails, is like wearing a size or two smaller of a sneaker at all times, It will make your dog and cat feet sore, which makes the pet unhappy and moody about thier feet being touched. It will also make your dogs & cats hate having thier nails cut.

We offer FREE nail cutting & filing to make them smooth for all dogs and cats that are permitting.

  • It is always FREE, as long as dog or cat permits.
  • Nails can be cut/filed/dremeled every week.
  • Dog and cat is more used to the car ride
  • Dog and cat is more socialized
  • Dog and cat paws are less sensitive
  • Dog and cat is more used to being handled
  • Dog and cat is more used to nail trimmers
  • Dog and cat is more used to different noises
  • Dog and cat can bond more with groomer
  • No clicking noise on bare floor when walking
  • Nails are kept at a proper and healthy length
  • Nails are smoothed out for the safety of furniture and owners

 

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Daily Brushing, Combing or Grooming of you dogs and cats

 https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/grooming/dog-grooming-tips

*Brushing Dogs & Cats each and every day is part of that bonding process.

*If needed, attach your Dog to its leash, take for a brisk 15 minute walk. When you get home leave leash attached and attach to something heavy. Shorten leash so that Dog or Cat has about a foot of leash. This will keep Dog or Cat where you want them. 

*Start at a paw and brush down towards nails.

*Slowly go up the leg ensuring all tangles/matts are out.

*Proceed to next (2nd) leg.

*Proceed to tail, again starting at tip and working way up to base slowly.

*Proceed to next (3rd) leg.

*Proceed to next (4th) leg.

*Now start at base of tail and work towards head. Slowly getting all tangles/matts out.

*Now start at tip of ears and work up the ear to head.

*Now start at chin and work up to eyes.

*Now brush neck and head area.

*Now go over Dog or Cat with the conb to ensure all tangles/matts are gone.

*Soon your Dog or Cat will get excited being Brushed/Combed/Groomed.

 Brushing/combing/grooming your Dog or Cat bond, but it helps move oils from the skin surface to the hair follicles, it reduces dander in the air, shedding on the floor, and your Dog or Cat get used to being handled by you and others, like the Pet Groomer.

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How often should my cat or dog get a bath?

https://iheartdogs.com/ask-a-vet-how-often-should-i-bathe-my-dog/

All cats and dogs need a good brushing and combing daily. Some need weekly baths and some need monthly clip and bath (at least every 4-6 weeks). Baths remove all dirt, loose hair and accumulated oils from the skin and hair, while replacing and nourishing the skin with good oils. If your cat or dog is allowed on the furniture, weekly bathing is best to keep the oils from accumulating on the furniture. It will also reduce the fur balls, dander and odor in the house and/or on the furniture (think sweaty gym bag smell).

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How often should my cat or dog get a clip or groom

Cats and Dogs can get their hair cut for style, health or shedding reasons. General rule of thumb is every 4-6 weeks is best. How often your cat or dog should be groomed depends on their hair type, breed, and activity level (IE: indoor/outdoor; long, thick, in weed area, in wooded areas or on the beach).

It is sort of a myth that cats clean themselves. While their tongue is designed to remove debris, it does not remove excess oils or other issues, cats can only surface clean. Imagine not being able to take a shower and just licking yourself, how clean would you be and for how long? Like dogs, most cats (and our sinuses) benefit from weekly baths with the correct shampoos. Ask us about our specials! You should first talk to the pet groomer, breeder, a vet or animal shelter when considering owning certain breeds.

Daily brushing will help remove loose hairs and minor tangles on dog/cat.

When tangles are extensive, we strongly recommend that you seek professional care from a groomer, as it can be extremely painful and in some cases dangerous to try and brush or cut these tangles out.

 Nail trims are another service that sometimes need to be done in between a bath or their haircuts. Their nails grow just like ours. Keeping them short is best for their feet. WE CUT THEM FOR FREE, pet permitting. 

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Which cats or dogs should be Bathed, Clipped or Groomed

The Answer is simple……….All of them! (only if permitting)

 All cats and dogs need a good brushing and/or combing with a pet brush daily. Some cats and dogs need weekly bathing. Some cats and dogs need monthly bathing and/or grooming (cutting of hair). You may begin bathing and/or grooming as early as 8 weeks of age.

Cats and dogs toe nails can be cut and/or filed weekly.

Daily brushing helps keep hair looking nice by moving oils from the skin to the end of the hair, massages the skin, loosens dirt, removes loose hair (keeps hair off the floor), helps to reduce allergen producing pet dander and is a good positive way to spend quality, one on one time with your cats and dogs. Also keeps the cost at the groomer lower.

Weekly baths remove dirt and oils from the skin and hair and keeping cats and dogs looking and smelling their best at all times. Also makes a cats and dogs feel proud. . Also removes any loose hair that your cats and dogs may be shedding. If your cats and dogs sleep with you and/or is allowed on the furniture, this is highly recommended.

Monthly (every 4-6 weeks) hair cutting with a bath, keeps cats and dogs looking and smelling their best at all times. Also makes a cats and dogs feel proud. 

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Have Fleas

If your Dog or Cat has fleas …

*Take Dog or Cat to your groomer. (Dog or Cat may itch after bath, due to pest bites. Pat may have a skin irritation, due to pest bites. Ask vet if your Dog or Cat can have Benedryl)

*Turn all furniture to allow for fog or spray access.

*Wash all Dog or Cat bedding in warm water and detergent soap.

*Fog or spray your house, yard and vehicle.

*Wait at least 4 hours to open house, then wait at least 1 hour till Dogs or Cats are allowed back inside of house. (Times vary...read directions on the package you buy)

*Give Dog or Cat an oral pill or apply a topical to for any lingering pests (I apply from base of tail to top of head. It distributes more evenly and is less likely to irritate Dog or Cat and make them shake, which sometimes removes some of the topical).

*Ask your vet about giving something for the itching (flea/tick bites itch just like a mosquito bite itches to us, I give my pet Benadryl).

*Depending on the severity of the infestation, this process may need to be repeated weekly, due to the gestation period for these parasites (repeat 4x).

*Then repeated every other week (repeat 3x).

*Then repeated every 3rd week (repeat 2x).

*Then monthly as a maintenance process.

This is only a suggestion. Each case is different.

 

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Itchy Skin

Please call your pet groomer the minute you notice the issue. Maybe your pet groomer noticed it and forgot to mention it, maybe you tried a differnet shampoo (usually a shampoo allergy flares up immediatley),  or maybe it’s a home factor. Did you get new food? New treats? Have you used a different type of cleaner for the floors or vacuuming powder? Could it possibly be airborne allergies, weeds in the yard, pesticide on the ground, new fertilizer for the grass, or possibly new weed kill? We as pet groomers try to look at every possible cause to figure out the source of this change. Occasionally, grooming can expose hidden medical conditions or even aggravate current ones. However, all precautions have been made by your pet groomer.

 

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Skin Cut/Abrasion

Call your pet groomer immediately. There are times that nicks can happen and the dog or cat never reacts and in turn the pet groomer does not realize what has happened. For example; when you shave, sometimes you feel the cut, sometimes you just see the blood, other times you don’t find it until you see the scab the next day. You didn’t set out to cut yourself, it was an accident. We as pet groomers love our furry clients and their owners and it hurts us when we accidentally injure a client just as much as if it were our own dog or cat. If your dog or cat needs medical attention then your pet groomer should be able to help.

 

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Eye Issues

If you’ve noticed something that is out of the norm with your dog or cat after seeing the pet groomer, by all means call the pet gromer as soon as you notice it. Your pet groomer would want to know if you are concerned about anyhting. Your pet groomer can’t help if they don’t know what concerns you may have. Problems can arise during and after a visit to the pet groomer. However, ALL precautions have been made by your pet groomer. Occasionally, the grooming process can expose hidden medical conditions or aggravate current ones. This is especially so if the dog or cat is not used to being handled or groomed regularly (everyday brushing, bathing, massaging paws, holding faces), is tangled, is a puppy, or is a senior dog or cat. These factors can make the dog or cat more at risk for stress, and injury. Most common is blood shot eyes, this can occur when the dog or cat stresses out (over brushing out tangles or using a dryer on the dog or cat and the dog or cat is not used to the grooming experience). Getting your dog or cat used to being handled, hearing loud noises and staying calm are key to a successful and positive grooming experience with a lasting relationship between you, your dog or cat and the pet groomer.

 

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Massage Feet

Sometimes dogs and cats are a little unsure when it comes to their feet being handled or their nails being clipped. A lot of times it is due to just the lack of the body parts being touched, other times dogs and cats may have an unknown background. Dogs and cats that are not used to their feet being touched may take longer to groom. The best ways to counter act this to massage dogs and cats feet while they are home relaxing with you. Maybe during a tv show or after playing when dog and cat is tired. Doing this every day will help your dogs and cats become acustome to that body part being handled and soon it will go from a negative experience to a positive one. Plus, it is a great bonding experience with your dogs and cats.

 

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Dog or Cat is tired after visit to pet groomer

A lot of times dogs or cats are exhausted after going to the groomer nap the rest of the day. While at the groomers your dog or cat usually does not nap because they are so excited with everything going on around them. Some dogs and cats get anxious to see and smell all the new things around them. Sometimes dogs and cats are completely new to grooming, or are elderly, and do a lot of resisting when their paws are handled or faces touched. 

Bathing at home

Bathing at home is a great way to maintain your dog or cat between haircuts, but if done incorrectly, it can lead to severe matting. The best way to bathe at home is to pre brush and comb your dog or cat before you get your dog or cat wet. If you bathe your dog or cat with tangles, it allows the tangles to become tighter and larger (then your dog or cat will chew and also contribute to the tightness).  After bathing your dog or cat it is important to dry your dog or cat completely. Letting your dog run around the house rubbing on everything may look cute, but what it is actually doing is creating a tangled mess. After your dog or cat is thoroughly dried, another round of brushing and combing needs to be done to clear any snags or tangles so that no mats can be formed. This is also a great bonding time and allows your dog or cat to become used to being brushed, combed and handled.

Drop– Off Procedure

Drop Off Procedure

We give you a drop off time when you make your appointment. It is very important to drop off on time. Most groomers are appointments based. If you know you are going to be late, please call the groomer so they can plan accordingly. Dropping off late with no notice throws the groomers schedule off, making every other appointment for the day late.

When dropping off your dog or cat for grooming, please have the animal securely on a leash or in a carrier. This is to ensure your dog or cat safety during check in. Also please make sure the dog has a chance to go potty before coming in so that no “accidents” occur. Come in as if you have always been coming here and like you have known us for years. This will help ease your dog of anxiety, if you are ok with things your dog will be too. We will take your dog or cat and get its weight. We assess your dog or cat to see if there are any coat issues, skin issues and your dog or cats temperament before taking it back to its room. Please have an idea of how you would like your dog or cat bathed, clipped or groomed. We go over every part of your dog or cat to ensure that everything is to your liking before you (the owner) leave. We then print the invoice, go over everything on the invoice, give owner a time to return and an estimated total at that time.

Hot Spots

Hot Spots

Sometimes dogs or cats can develop hotspots/sores. These are painful, itchy and seem to pop up over night. The affected skin often appears as a moist, oozing, reddened area that is painful and very itchy to the dog or cat. Hair loss may also be seen. To prevent hotspots, regular grooming and checking the skin is a good way to go. Thoroughly drying your dog or cats skin after bathing or swimming will help tremendously. Sometimes a hotspot can occur after seeing the groomer, please call the groomer they would want to know. Ask your Veterinarian on how to treat your dog or cats hotspot so that it does do not develop further.

Massage Feet & Tail

Massage Feet & Tail

Sometimes dogs and cats are a little unsure when it comes to their feet and tails being handled or their nails being clipped. A lot of times it is due to just the lack of the dogs and cats body parts being touched. Dogs and cats that are not used to their feet or tails being touched may take longer to groom and may cost more at the groomer. The best ways to counter act this to massage your dogs and cats feet and tails while they are home relaxing with you. Maybe during a TV show or after playing when the dog and cat is tired. Massaging the feet and tail every day will help the dog and cat become used to that body part being handled and soon it will go from a negative experience to a positive one. Plus, it is a great way to bond with your dogs and cats .

Massage Face and Ears

Massage Face and Ears

Sometimes we encounter dogs and cats that are not used to their face or ears being touched or groomed. This can become time consuming for grooming and possibly dangerous for the dogs and cats. Since the groomers needs to use clippers and/or scissors are around the eyes, ears and/or mouth. To get your dogs and cats used to their face being handled it’s best to massage the face and ears daily. Take an electric toothbrush (motor side) and hold against and pet face and ears with it daily. This will get your dogs and cats used to the vibrations on its face and ears like the groomer’s clippers.  Brushing/ combing the face and ears every day will also help your dogs and cats become used to being touched and brushed. Doing this daily ensures a stress free visit for your dogs and cats with the groomer.

Pick Up Process

Pick Up Process

We give you an estimated time of when your pet will be ready at drop off time. We will call as soon as we finish your dog or cat. Please head this direction when we call. If we have not called then picking up your dog or cat on time is very important. Most groomers are appointment based. If you know you are going to be late, please call the groomer so they can plan accordingly. Picking up late with no notice throws the groomers schedule off, making every other appointment for the day late. 

Have Ticks

Have Ticks

Due to the difficulty of killing the tick and the harsh chemical needed to kill the tick, we absolutely do not accept animals with ticks in our shop. If ticks are found on the animal it will be sent back home and owner will be advised to seek proper treatment with their veterinarian. We apologize for the inconvenience Thank You.

Benefits of having your dog or cat Bathed every week

Benefits of having your dog or cat Bathed every week

  • Dog or cat is used to the car ride.
  • Dog or cat nails are kept at a proper length.
  • Dog or cat paws are less sensitive.
  • Dog or cat is more socialized.
  • Dog or cat used to being handled more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the water more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the dryer more
  • Dog or cat is used to being brushed more.
  • Dog or cat is used to more noises.
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair growth.
  • Less fur in the house.
  • Less allergens from dog or cat dander.
  • Dog or cat t and Groomer can bond more.
  • Dog or cat may start to drag you in, instead of the other way around.
  • Can schedule a bath for every week for 3 weeks, then a clip on 4th week and get 25% OFF each week.
  • Dog or cat is always looking good.
  • Dog or cat is more clean smelling

Benefits of having your dog or cat Bathed every 2 weeks

Benefits of having your dog or cat Bathed every 2 weeks

  • Dog or cat is used to the car ride.
  • Dog or cat nails are kept at a proper length.
  • Dog or cat paws are less sensitive.
  • Dog or cat is more socialized.
  • Dog or cat is used to being handled more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the water more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the dryer more
  • Dog or cat is used to being brushed more.
  • Dog or cat is used to more noises.
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair growth.
  • Less fur in the house.
  • Less allergen from dog or cat dander.
  • Dog or cat and Groomer can bond more.
  • Dog may start to drag you in, instead of the other way around.
  • Can schedule a bath then 2 weeks later schedule a clip and get 20% off each visit.
  • Dog or cat is always looking good.
  • Dog or cat is more clean smelling.
  • Recieve 20% OFF with our frequint Maintenance Program.

Benefits of having your dog or cat bathed, clipped, groomed every 3 weeks

Benefits of having your dog or bathed, clipped, groomed every 3 weeks

  • Dog or cat is used to the car ride.
  • Dog or cat nails are kept at a proper length.
  • Dog or cat paws are less sensitive.
  • Dog or cat is more socialized.
  • Dog or cat is used to being handled more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the water more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the dryer more
  • Dog or cat is used to being brushed more.
  • Dog or cat is used to more noises.
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair growth.
  • Less fur in the house.
  • Less allergen from dog or cat dander.
  • Dog or cat and Groomer can bond more.
  • Dog may start to drag you in, instead of the other way around.
  • Can schedule a bath then 3 weeks later a clip and get 15% off each visit.
  • Dog or cat is always looking good.
  • Dog or cat is more clean smelling.
  • Recieve 15% OFF with our frequint Maintenance Program.

Benefits of having your dog or cat bathed, clipped, groomed monthly

Benefits of having your dog or cat bathed, clipped, groomed monthly

  • Dog or cat is used to the car ride.
  • Dog or cat nails are kept at a proper length.
  • Dog or cat paws are less sensitive.
  • Dog or cat is more socialized.
  • Dog or cat is used to being handled more.
  • Dog or cat is used to the water more.
  • Pet is used to the dryer more
  • Pet is used to being brushed more.
  • Pet is used to more noises.
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair growth.
  • Less fur in the house.
  • Less allergen from dog or cat dander.
  • Dog or cat and Groomer can bond more.
  • Dog or cat may start to drag you in, instead of the other way around.
  • Dog or cat is always looking good.
  • Dog or cat is more clean smelling.
  • Recieve 10% with our Frequint Maintenance Program.

Ear Issues Found

Ear Issues Found

At check -in we look inside each pets ears. Sometimes we can see a discolor & sometimes we do not see a discolor until we are bathing, clipping or grooming. This could be in the form of irritation, swelling, or actual noticed in the ear canal. Whenever we notice things that are not of the norm, we let the owners know so that they can be aware and take pet to the Veterinarian, after 1 week. Remeber we just cleaned the ears, so there may not be anything in the ear for the Veterinarian to see. This way what ever the Pet groomer saw may have a chance to fester agian for the Veterinarian to see. Otherwise the vet will be looking at clean ears and not seeing an issue. Please see http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-ear-infections for more information.