Groomers | Blog

20/01/2018
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How To Tell If A Pet Is Overweight

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

12/01/2018
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How To Groom Greasy Haired Dogs

Greasy, dirty dog hair can sometimes be really difficult to tame, especially when you’re trying to create perfection! Here are our top tips to help you get that all-important professional finish on greasy hair: Bathing First, you need a squeaky clean base. A good degreaser like Chubbs bars or Julie Harris Signature Strip Down Shampoo should do it. If the hair is really greasy, why not begin with a pre-wash? Use one of our Value range shampoos or our Intensives range to wash out shed hair, dirt and other nasties... Read More

24/11/2017
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Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Take Extra Care of Yourself

Christmas is a really busy time for any groomer, and your books have probably been closed for weeks! We know how important it is for you to have a good holiday season and make your money, but we also know how difficult it can be for you! That’s why we’ve written our Groomers Survival Guide, which aims to give advice and tips for keeping yourself healthy through the festive season. We wanted to share our advice and give tips on what to use and why, from dog paw cleaner to... Read More

17/11/2017
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Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Keep Stress-Free

Christmas is a really busy time for any groomer, and your books have probably been closed for weeks! We know how important it is for you to have a good holiday season and make your money, but we also know how difficult it can be for you! That’s why we’ve written our Groomers Survival Guide, which aims to give advice and tips for keeping yourself healthy through the festive season. Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Keep Stress-Free -Get Organised We know you’re pretty well-organised – you do have a salon to... Read More

09/11/2017
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Make The Most Of Salon Retailing This Christmas

Christmas is one of the most lucrative times of the year in most business’s calendars. People are buying gifts for loved ones and feeling festive enough to treat themselves and others, and that includes their pets! That’s where you come in. As a grooming salon owner, you’re already set to have a busy Christmas period, but have you thought about doing a little bit more to get a nice bonus by Christmas day? It’s all about retail sales. You may already have a retailing section, and that’s great! People are... Read More

03/11/2017
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8 Steps To A Calm Pet This Fireworks Night

It’s getting very close to Fireworks night now, and we’re so excited! Of course, we also remember that this is the time of year that pets can get very stressed, so here are our top tips for keeping them calm! Treat it like any other day. Pets really do notice if you’re concerned, so make sure you don’t show it to them, or they will think three is something to fear. Create a cosy spot. Ensure your house is warm and that your pet has a cosy, quiet and secure... Read More

26/10/2017
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Christmas Is Coming!

Christmas is just two months away! It’s the time of year when everyone wants to cosy up with their family and friends, and their pets are certainly no exception! To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve brought out a selection of Limited Edition Festive Fragrances that we think you’ll love! They come in shampoo and fragrance spray form, so dogs will smell fantastic and be able to have a top up later, too! Here’s a run down of our scents for this year: Christmas Time Rich, zesty... Read More

19/10/2017
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3 Ways For Groomers To Cash In On Halloween

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it’s a brilliant time to start profiting from the winter season! #1 Parties Everyone wants their dog to looks and smell fantastic when guests are around, so capitalise on those Halloween parties! It could be simply offering short appointments for a bath and dry, or perhaps a small percentage off a full groom. Even offering drop-in style appointments for smaller things like nail clipping. Your books will be bursting in no time! #2 Halloween Makeovers Many people dress up their dogs for... Read More

29/09/2017
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Stressed Pets In The Salon!

Halloween and fireworks night isn’t too far away, and we know that it can be a tough time to be a pet. However, pets aren’t just stressed during the holidays, as pet professionals can attest! Why Do Pets Get Stressed? Pets can get nervous or agitated in your grooming salon for a plethora of reasons. It could be a change of routine, past experiences, high skin sensitivity, dislike of loud noises, possible injury, separation anxiety, or it could be from travelling to you. Older dogs that may be disoriented, especially... Read More

25/09/2017
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Julie Harris Signature Advice: Puppy Coat Change

As part of our Julie Harris Signature Grooming Advice, Julie has written this fantastic blog based on topics that you asked us for on the Groomers facebook page! Marie Dye  suggested the topic of the puppy coat change, and here’s Julie’s response: Puppy coat change is inevitable and can be a real struggle even for the best of owners, so when dealing with a matted dog, you must be patient with your customers. Change can happen any time between 8 and 18 months depending on breed, coat type and coat... Read More