De-shedding is a premium, time consuming service. Pricing varies for each dog and is determined by breed, size, and condition of the dog’s hair. De-shedding should be done regularly to get a full benefit of the treatment (and less hair in your house).
De-shedding should be done regularly to get the full benefit of the treatment. The treatment includes de-shedding shampoo, tearless face shampoo; de-shedding conditioner; drying; brushing out the dead undercoat (this may take from 30-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the coat); sanitary and pad trimming; toenail trimming and buffing the nails with a dremel tool; and ear cleaning. We do not recommend shaving your dog because it damages the dog’s coat and leaves it with no protection. Shaving the dog sometimes prevents the guard hair form growing back; and can cause irreversible changes in the hairgrowth. Shaving the dog can make the hair grow back unevenly or not at all. De-shedding – not shaving- is the proper way to care for your dog’s coat.
Heath problems (for example, a thyroid imbalance) can cause hair loss, and stressful situations (for example, a visit to vet) can cause shedding. It is very important to determine if the hair loss is due to a health problem, which may need medication, or if the shedding caused by a short-term situation that will resolve itself.
Notice: We will clean and pluck ears lightly, unless the dog is too aggressive for this service.
Expressing anal glands is an invasive procedure and anal sacs are easily ruptured. We recommend this procedure be done by a veterinarian.
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