With summer upon us, it’s natural for us to all want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. However, if you’re a dog owner, extra care and consideration need to be taken during the warmer months. Sun and excessive heat are not only uncomfortable for dogs – they can lead to heatstroke and even be fatal. To ensure both you and your pup can enjoy the sun safely, here at Groomers we’re answering all your warm-weather FAQs, detailing how to keep your dog cool and comfortable in the summer months. ... Read More
Dog Owner’s Advice
All too often people ask; “What are the best dog clippers?”. However, unfortunately, there isn’t one easy answer. As each dog is different, each will require different levels of grooming and different grooming accessories. So, to help out, here at Groomers we’ve put together a guide on what to look for in dog clippers, so you can find the perfect pair for you and your pooch. What level of grooming are you planning? The first thing to consider is the level of grooming you are planning – what do you... Read More
Doodle breeds have taken the world by storm in recent years. We’ve fallen head over heels in love with Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Cavapoos and Poochons. But with all that wavy fluff comes a bucket-load of maintenance for us dog owners. In fact, Doodle coats are some of the most difficult to keep in tip-top shape. Doodle coats can vary in type, from scruffy doodles to the more woollen or fleecy varieties. But all doodles will benefit from a regular grooming regime to keep them tidy, happy and healthy. Without a daily... Read More
As dog owners, being greeted by a mucky pup soon after they’ve rolled in something repulsive is all part of the job. Dogs love getting up close and personal with the scents of the world, and fox poo is no exception. If your dog has ever done the deed, you’ll know fox poo has a smell like no other. And that pungent, musky odour is extremely difficult to get rid of. But luckily, we have some insights into why our dogs love to roll in the stuff and how you... Read More
Whether you’re a professional groomer or you’re caring for your dog’s coat at home, there’s nothing worse than feeling their coat and discovering a whole load of mats. Mats can cause so many problems for your dog, from skin irritation to stress and discomfort and can result in their entire coat needing to be shaved. At Groomers, we want to keep your dog looking and feeling their best, so we’ve pulled together our top tips to hopefully prevent your dog’s coat getting matted. Table of contents: Can matted dog hair... Read More
According to the 2017 PFMA Pet Population Report, vets now believe that 49% of dogs and 44% of cats are obese! This can be very detrimental to their health, as excess weight is linked with arthritis, diabetes, pancreatitis and high blood pressure. We want them to stay as healthy and happy as possible, so we’re giving you everything you need to know whether your dog or cat is overweight. An overweight pet will have the following: You are unable to feel their ribs when you place your hands on the... Read More
All pets shed hair - it is a completely natural and healthy bodily function. Even hairless and non-shedding dog breeds moult to a certain extent. Undoubtedly though, moulting can be a nuisance. Excessive shedding can effect allergy sufferers greatly, and shed hairs can stick to clothes and furniture, making them difficult to clean.