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Keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy

As many as 85% of our cats aged at least three years have some degree of dental disease. Groomers who get up close to your animals can act as a first alert to a cat’s teeth having possible health issues. Routine tooth brushing isn’t a feature of many cats’ lives. However, keeping your cat’s teeth […]

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Cats and Allergies? A Good Groom Can Remove The Problem

When it comes to cats and allergies, a good regular groom can help people who suffer from being allergic to cats. The primary reason why many people are “allergic” to cats is that common allergens, like pollen and dust, get stuck in the animal’s fur. When a cat lies next to an open window or […]

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Cats Need Our Help When Their Tummies Are Upset

Mild tummy upsets in our cats are all too common. These unfortunate occurrences can be triggered by: Sudden changes in diet Over-eating Eating too quickly Food intolerances to something not usually ingested The recommendation is to starve the affected cat for a short period and to offer a more bland diet for up to seven […]

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Dematting Barney’s coat

23 February 2015: Dematting a dog’s coat It may look like it hasn’t got any matting but with my giant greyhound comb I am able to find lots of matts immediately when I am grooming and dematting this little fellow. In cases like Barney’s I believe it is best to work through these thigh matts […]

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Dog ear cleaning on a day off

17 February 2015: Home Sweet Home Dallas, Margot and Denzel (aka Duchess, Mumpy and The Colonel) are my trio of Labradors – collectively known as the Bahbahs (after Bah Bah Black Sheep). The oldest is my chocolate 6-year-old bitch Dallas. The other two are 4-year-old black brother and sister, Denzel & Margot. What a joy they […]

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Dog washing

February 16, 2015: Tea Tree Time Choco is a chocolate Labrador whose owners like her to be kept clean and fresh smelling. Even so I don’t bath her more than once a month. Choco is a pet dog so she’s not as reliant on the oils in her skin to act as a water barrier like […]

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Chow Chow Grooming

February 13 2015: Chow Chow grooming is challenging If you have never thoroughly groomed a Chow Ghow give yourself five hours to do it – especially if the dog hasn’t been groomed for six months! The coat is long in most parts and very, very dense and if not brushed daily the coat matts quickly, […]

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West Highland Terrier Groom

5 February 2015: Bison or West Highland Terrier groom Bertie is a West Highland Terrier and it was his first full groom today.  He’s about seven months of age and I thought his coat was ready to be cut and shaped. His owner had consulted me because Bertie is a dog we visit daily to walk, […]

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Dog Anal Gland Problems

1 February, 2015: Not so Cocker hoop! I groomed a Cocker Spaniel today. My Golden Cocker is a good boy. He has started to have regular six to eight weekly grooms and his skin and coat condition is great! But, he has an unfortunate dog anal gland problem. Recently emptied anal glands by the vet […]

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Australian Cattle Hound Grooming

3 February 2015: Priceless convenience I groomed my first Australian cattle hound today – a short coated one! A beautiful dog both mentally and physically. I got so much dead hair from him it was very surprising. His owner will definitely be using my Otto & Alice mobile grooming services again. She thought the convenience of this […]

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