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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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Dog grooming paws: the “paw care” con

23 January 2015: Salon “paw care” a con?” When it comes to dog grooming paws and paw care, you will read a lot from so-called professionals involved with dog grooming that dog owners should put protective wax on the pads of their dogs and concentrate on paw buffing and other pedicure-type stuff like ‘fizzy soaks’ […]

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Hibiscrub for itchy skin

24 January 2015: Foot Fright comes to town Today I groomed Hamish. Now here is a dog with Foot Fright if ever there was one. However, I find if I hold his leg as I work he’s more relaxed around the foot area when I scissor and clip around his toes. I use Hibiscrub to wash […]

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Dog walking London on a Sunday

25 January 2015: Driving slow to dog walking London on Sunday morning The only good thing about getting up early on a Sunday to start work is the very light traffic. I’m seeing Lily, Mongoose, Boris, Alfie, Achilles + Zeus and I will be dog walking London with Megan & Ernest today – and looking forward […]

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