Frequently asked questions
Q: My dog is so hot in the summer shaving the coat off will make him cooler.
A: FALSE! By trimming the dogs coat off you are doing more harm than good. The guard hairs will reflect the sun off the dogs coat like sunscreen. Their undercoat, if groomed on a regular basis will easily be removed in the summer and act as an air conditioning system. Also with having shorter hair the sun is able to penetrate the dogs skin quicker raising the dogs temperature faster. It will also cause sun burn and kill the coat faster.
Q: My dog sheds too much. By trimming the hair off shorter it will shed less.
A: Nope sorry False again. Clippering the coat will only make it shed more. As stated earlier you will go from having 50% undercoat to 100%. If anything your dogs hair that is shedding out will be shorter, but double the amount.
Q: But I am not shaving the coat down to the skin, only taking about 1 inch off. Is that ok?
A: No! You would still be taking a clipper to the coat which is the culprit to the damage. No matter what length you leave the coat you are still doing damage.
Q: My dog keeps getting hot spots and have bad allergies. That is why i want the hair shaved off.
A: By trimming the coat off you are actually making it more susceptible to infections. First off it is more exposed now to allergens since there is no guard coat to protect it. Second this coat is not meant to be trimmed and often will create MORE hot spots than the dog already has.
Q: My other groomer never said anything about doing it. Why are you?
A: Our groomers are actually Certified professional groomers. They went to school just like a beautician. They are fully educated in the science behind the skin and coat. Most out there are not educated or just plainly do not care and are just in it for the money.
Q: So if you will not shave my dog what will you do?
A: These types of dogs that come in will normally get what we call a MINI Groom. They will get bathed, hand dried, undercoat removed, brushed out, nails trimmed, sanitary trimmed, and the silhouette of the dog trimmed by hand.
On a final ending note, why would we turn away business? Turn away a higher cost groom or a less expensive mini groom? The answer is because we care about your pet like they are our own and want the best for them. We would never want to do anything to cause them harm.