Dog & Cat Pals

Puppies and Kittens

An introduction to grooming at an early age is very important for your pet’s happy grooming life.

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Puppies...

My Mini Puppy Pamper is an introduction to grooming for a puppy, it includes face trimming, pad and sanitary clipping, warm bath and blow dry on low setting, brushing, combing and nail clipping. 

I offer a discounted Mini Puppy Pamper to puppies under 6 months of age as I think it is so important.

As an option I can also do a full haircut for their first grooming but dogs generally take better to a gentle introduction at a very early age.  I still recommend you do twice weekly brushing/combing in between.  The best way to do this is on a high surface with someone distracting/holding the front end, or a filled kong to keep puppy distracted.  The feeling of combing and brushing can be quiet strange for puppies and they may bite as they teeth.  Please avoid letting your dog bite your fingers and the brush as this can teach a negative learnt behaviour.

Regular 3-4 weekly grooming (every second is a full groom) will help your dog become an angel on the grooming table for you and your groomer.  If your pet becomes naughty or stressed at all, I am open to weekly free grooming desensitisation lessons for some dogs (time and behaviour permitting, bookings essential).

All puppies go through a coat change at 6-14 months.  During this stage the coat will be harder to maintain, so daily brushing sessions are best.  That super soft, fluffy, easy care puppy coat will transition into the adult coat around that age, becoming high maintenance (at least in the short term).  The thinner puppy coat is being replaced by the thicker adult coat, and coat texture and colour may change too.  It may become less or more curly, the coat colour may darken or lighten, and the rate of shedding may change.  I recommend regular puppy tidy ups until the adult coat fully formed.  If not kept on top of, a pup’s first visit to the groomer may result in the coat having to be cut very short to remove the mats.


I highly recommend that you brush your dog at home using a slicker brush followed by a comb to brush out that stuck puppy coat and prevent knots forming.  If not removed promptly while forming, knots can turn into mats which sit against the skin and cause serious health concerns, from discomfort to nasty skin infections.  Make sure to brush right down to the skin, brushing section by section, swapping to a slicker brush or wide comb when you find a tangle or knot.  A detangler spray such as secret weapon, is excellent for reducing discomfort when removing knots and reducing static while brushing.  Spend extra time on friction areas including behind the ears, paws, armpits, ankles, base of tail and around the neck, which tend to be the most knot-prone areas.

All Dogs shed!  Some just shed into their own coat, causing knots if not brushed.

Proof of vaccination is required for all puppies less than 6 months old.  It is required that puppy’s have had their C5 Vaccination 10 days prior to attending the salon, or when the Vet says possible health wise.  The Vet will recommend that Puppies receive their C3 vaccine at 6–8 weeks of age and a C5 vaccine at 10–12 weeks of age.  Depending on the puppy's circumstances, a further booster C3 may be recommended at 14–16 weeks of age.

Mini Puppy Pamper

 

Small $40, Medium $45, Large $50, X-Large $55

* Hand washing with sensitive shampoo.

* Slow introduction to the blow dry noise and feel.

* Face, eyes and feet tidy.

* Shaving of hygiene area and pads.

* Foaming facial clean.

* Nail clip and introduction to nail file.

* NO Body, leg or head trimming.

Please note – neatness varies with puppy grooming as I

do not like to stress puppies so I do not force grooming. 

Surcharges may apply depending on size, coat condition,

length and behaviour.

Puppy Haircut 

 

Small $55, Medium $60, Large $65, X-Large $70

* Hand washing with sensitive shampoo.

* Slow introduction to the blow dry noise and feel.

* Face, eyes and feet tidy.

* Shaving of hygiene area and pads.

* Foaming facial clean

* Nail clip and introduction to nail file.

* Full Body, leg and head trimming. (Scissors tidy).

Please note – neatness varies with puppy grooming as I

do not like to stress puppies so I do not force grooming. 

Surcharges may apply depending on size, coat condition,

length and behaviour.

Book your puppy in for his/her first introductory session now!  Limited availability.

Kittens...

 

I recommend kittens have their first bath and blow dry under 6 months of age.  

For the first visit, I offer a Bath and Blow Dry at HALF PRICE to kittens under 6 months of age as I think it is so important.

Proof of vaccination is required for all kittens less than 6 months old.  It is required that kitten's have had their second Vaccination 10 days prior to attending the salon, or when the Vet says possible health wise.  The Vet will recommend that Kittens receive their first vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age, a second vaccine at 10–12 weeks of age, and a third vaccine at 14-16 weeks old.

Kitten grooming can include nail clipping, nail caps, sanitary shaves, or bath and brushing.

A cat can take up to 2 years to get their full shedding coat and go through coat changes, so please don’t think your kittens coat will stay easy to maintain.

Cats are born with soft, downy fur, and as they move out of the newborn phase their coat grows with them.  In most breeds and types of cats, the “kitten coat” is shorter, softer and less glossy than the fur they will wear as an adult.  Sometime between the age of 6 and 12 months, as the kitten reaches adolescence, he will begin to shed his baby fur and the lovely coat he will wear for his adult years develops.  Before this time, cat owners will have noticed very little shedding.  But during this time of transition, all that changes.

Like all mammals, cats have hair.  That hair grows from follicles located in the skin.  Cats have what are known as compound follicles, which means that as many as 20 hairs can grow from each follicle.  By comparison, human follicles grow only one lonely hair each.  As the kitten coat begins to pull away from the follicle to make room for the adult coat, suddenly you may find tumbleweeds of hair under the sofa and clumps on your best shirt.

Kittens are very noise sensitive and quiet jumpy, so around 4-6 months is ideal.  I have you stay for your kittens first grooming so not need to worry about what is happening to your kitty.

Kittens should have 6-12 weekly bath and brushes, especially if longhair and high maintenance such as Persians, maine coons, ragdolls and british longhair.

Kitten Services

Kitten Bath & Blow Dry

* Hand wash with premium shampoo twice

* Nail clipping

* Blow dry by hand

* Wrapped like a baby for comfort while drying

* Combing

* You are welcome to stay and comfort your kitten

Book your kittens grooming introduction now!

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