When you are in between your groomings and baths, you should continue to brush your pet on a regular basis so as to prevent horrible matting. In this video, professional stylist Jacki Panzik will demonstrate exactly the correct tools and techniques you should be using between groomings.
Being Fluffy Isn’t Easy
It is very important that a dog is kept tangle-free so as to not create a matted coat. If a dog is bathed or is allowed to get wet with tangles present, it’s like washing a wool sweater. Tangles will shrink and tighten causing discomfort to your dog as the coat pulls the skin and creates a barrier that can possibly cause skin irritation. If a dog is too severely matted to brush out, shaving the coat off to a short length is the only humane alternative.
Here are some tips on how you can keep your pet properly brushed and combed so these unpleasant situations don’t arise. Riverside Grooming staff is always happy to advise on proper equipment and products that will make brushing and combing your dog efficient and pain-free. We can also do a once-a-week “brush and fluff only” grooming if one wants to keep a dog in immaculate condition, with frequent visits to our salon. Remember: “Being fluffy isn’t easy!”
Begin by setting your dog on the table. Make sure your pet is secured to the table with a leash attached to the grooming arm. On puppies we use a slip lead looped under one front leg so if the puppy jumps from the table he/she is not damaged by hanging from the neck.
NOTE: Never leave a puppy or an adult dog unattended on the table.
Dogs are properly brushed by using the “Line Brushing Method”. This means one brushes one “line” of coat at a time. “Line” meaning one small section at a time.
Riverside Grooming is helping to sponsor the
Mary S. Roberts 21st Annual Walk With The Animals
Join in the fun, grab your favorite canine(s) and walking shoes to help support this great cause. We will have a booth there to answer any questions you might have.
1.3 mile walk around scenic Lake Evans at Fairmont Park
Enter off of Market (Parking lot by the locomotive)
Besides just having a great time with your pets and getting some fresh air, here are some of the great features that will be there…
For more info and to register you can CLICK HERE
Jacki and Julie attended the Grooming Expo in Pasadena in February. Keeping up with the latest trends in the industry is just one of the ways Riverside Grooming sets itself apart from other grooming salons. We know education about the latest equipment, products and grooming procedures will make your pets grooming experience more pleasant and safe.
Using the latest methods and fabulous products on your pet, you can rest assured your pet will feel and look so good after being groomed and you’ll definitely want to take him or her to show off!
Here, Jacki demonstrates what it means to table-train your puppy for grooming.
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Pet Grooming is certainly necessary in the summer months when it’s hot outside. But keeping your pet groomed during the winter is just as important.
First of all, during the winter months your pet won’t be able to go swimming. It’s time to be indoors for the most part and that’s when we should look and smell our best around the house.
For longer-haired pets, keeping the hair fuller is important to stay warmer. That means that hair needs to be cleaned and brushed out. Nobody wants a matted, smelly pet around. Dogs who get cut short for summer time fun are now needing more coat left on them. This means brushing often is essential. A simple “brush & fluff” service (no-bath) is available at our salon year-round, for a nominal fee. This avoids matting and profuse shedding for those dogs who shed hair. Or we can do a simple “brush & bath” withe a “tidy-up” (light trim) to keep your pet comfortable throughout the season.
Of course, the toenails need to be trimmed; ears kept clean and anal glands must be expressed as a regular routine for good health and comfort.
So, let’s all gear up for the winter and make that trip to the salon. Let’s stay cozy and warm together until springtime!