It is important to have all the dead undercoat removed in order to keep your dog’s coat and skin healthy! Impacted undercoat does NOT keep your dog warm. It traps moisture at the skin level and can result in skin conditions, matt sores and fungus.
This time of year it’s cold out and no one thinks about Dog Grooming.
But you should!
Many pet owners believe their dog needs lots of fur to keep warm. But without maintenance, all that fur could be matted and painful to your pet, hiding skin conditions, raw skin and even lesions that occur because thick coat traps moisture at the skin. When fresh air can cannot circulate to the skin, did you know your dog can actually develop a fungus, or severely irritated skin? (think diaper rash)
We have been offering complimentary brushing and combing lessons to our clientele at A Royal Touch as long as I have owned the salon. (for 20 years.)
Number of clients who have taken us up on our offer? 0. Number of clients who are upset that their dog had to be shaved? Hundreds.
So please, give us a call at 403-277-9194 and book a complimentary brushing and combing lesson with one our our amazing Pet Stylists. We promise no pressure, and no pushy attempts to sell you products and equipment.
We can help you and your pet!
Love and Grooming, Jeanette and the Ladies at A Royal Touch Pooch Parlour.
It’s Fall. For Calgarians, we are still wondering where our summer is! Our pooches have been wet. Then dry. Then wet again.
Has their coats been maintained through our moody weather months?
Matts, when wet, if allowed to air dry will tighten and shrink like a pair of wool pants in the dryer. This makes them almost impossible to remove.
Please take a brush and a comb through your pet. Brush backwards, from the tail towards the head, and upwards on the leg. Finish with a metal comb.
Does the comb snag? A matt free coat will allow the comb to glide from the base to tip of the hair shaft smoothly. From the skin out. If it snags, separate the hair and look at the size of your problem. If it is not too big, try to work it out with your brush. Please watch your dog! If he or she is suffering, the matts are too tight and must be clipped.
*Please do NOT cut the matts out yourself. Not only will it look unsightly, but when you lift a matt it will bring SKIN with it. Please don’t do this, the risk to your pet is too high.*
If you are still having trouble, please call your professional pet stylist at A Royal Touch and book an appointment.
Remember, we are happy to provide complimentary brushing and combing lessons to all of our clientele!
At A Royal Touch it is our goal to help you and your pet attain your pet syling goals through humane grooming, ethical handling, and clarity of communication with pet owners.