One of the most important, yet overlooked, aspects of routine care for dogs is grooming.
You should brush and comb your dog daily so that he/she becomes used to being touched and handled. A professional grooming should be done every four to ten weeks, depending on the breed. For example, a Lab will go to the groomer a little less often than a Bichon or a golden retriever.
There is a huge benefit to maintaining professional grooming schedule. Removal of the undercoat is extremely important to maintaining good health. In some cases, owner's of severely matted dogs are charged de-matting fees which can be very expensive. De-matting removes the hard knots of hair can result from lack of brushing which is time consuming and unpleasant for the dog.
A matted dog has no insulation from the heat or cold either, because air cannot circulate through his coat. Since we do not use tranquilizers on any pets we groom it can be very uncomfortable for them.
Shaving is not always good for your pet either because a shaved animal has no protection from the heat or cold. Despite the warm weather, a properly maintained coat with the undercoat removed is the best protection from the heat and sun. A shaved coat provides no protection. The same goes for winter weather. In the cold, a matted coat with lots of undercoat retains the water and moisture and provides no protection. A properly maintained coat with the undercoat removed provides warmth and insulation.
Dogfather Grooming realizes the importance of proper grooming. Our full grooming service consists of an 8-point skin and coat exam, bathing, fluff drying, removal of undercoat, clipping, styling, ear cleaning as well as nail trimming and filing.
We also offer additional services such as flea dips, skunk baths, teeth brushing and our very popular and effective "Furminator" Treatment.