At Riverside Grooming we love to exceed expectations of our clients. So we figured, why not go further in caring for the pets in our community. We have installed a water system that is not only great for upkeep on our salons, but excellent for your dog’s skin and coat. The softened water system we have is great for many different reasons. Hard water can leave scales and plaque behind on your dog’s skin and coat it may even leave it feeling rough if it is just washed without conditioners. At Riverside Grooming you will never have to worry about your pet coming in contact with hard water!
The softening water system uses Citra Charing agents to bind and isolate the calcium that would normally build up in any regular water system. It also raises the pH of the water to 10 (normal tap water is 7) this helps to minimize or diminish scales from forming. Its is almost as if we are bathing your dog with bottled water. It is safe to drink right out of the faucet. What a wonderful experience for your canine companion
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.
One of our clients brought us this very nice gift for boarding and grooming Lola during the week of Thanksgiving. Thank you very much Tim & Leslie!
Here’s the lovely note they gave us attached to a bottle of fine wine…
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Lola while we were away on vacation! It was so nice to know she was in your loving care while we were out of the country! (And I suspect it was a fun vacation for her too!) – Sincerely, Leslie & Lola