Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Well I am sure all of you who own certain breeds who are white often are driven mad by those unsightly brown stains around the eyes. You have probably tried all sorts of products to try and remove them to no avail. Well I have tried those too when I owned a lovely pure white persian. Being a short nosed breed she often got terrible tear staining but I found a product that really helped and with daily attention to her eyes I was able to have her looking gorgeous in no time. This cat came to me as a stray and she was in very poor condition but after some TLC she quickly recovered. I later went on to briefly show this cat and she went onto become BIS female neuter persian and I often had breeders ask how I got the fur around her eyes so white? well this product I recommend was all that was needed. Here is a picture of her at a show, no tear staining just a very pretty clean face. How this product works. Well it is an antibacterial powder that you apply to damp fur around the eye after bathing. It stays sitting on the fur and absorbs any tears from the eyes before they have a chance to stick and stain the fur. It needs to be reapplied once/twice daily but if very effective and preventing further staining.
Below is the new price list for 2012. The prices have increased slightly to account for ongoing rising costs. I have tried to keep the pricing fair but these are just estimates based on a matt free dog that is groomed regularly (every 8-10 weeks). If your pet has not been groomed in a while or is matted then expect to be charged £5-£10 on top of these prices depending on the severity. If choosing to bath your dog at home before the groom then a £5 discount will be given. Note do not attempt to bath your dog if they are matted this will only tighten the matt making matters worse. All prices include clipping, bathing, claw clipping, ear pluck/clean and anal gland emptying. Dogs Minature breeds under 5kg- £20 Small breeds 5-10kg £25 Medium breeds 10-15kg £30 Medium breeds 15-20 kg £35 Larger breeds 20-25kg £40 No breeds over 25kg are groomed. Cats vary in price between £20-£40 If there is matting of coats or certain breeds will cost more i.e. poodles, bichons etc Don't forget to ask to sign up to our collect and save scheme to benefit from a discount for loyal customers.
Here are some pictures of a lovely male Bichon that was groomed by me recently. He has a wonderful coat and the owner does a wonderful job keeping him mat free in-between grooms. With this breed they require alot of grooming with something like a moulting comb. You need to get through to the base of the fur to prevent matting. I often see dogs that look matt free until you go to get a comb through them only to find the base of the fur is matted. For this reason it is important to remove all dead fur before it has a chance to matt. Using just a wire slicker brush is not enough to keep the coat matt free, these are used more as a finishing tool to fluff the coat out. Tear staining is also an issue with this breed. I have a special proven product that actually works to help prevent those unsightly brown stains, I will post more info soon. This product is available through Warbreck House vets, so please feel free to ask there for more information. So here are a few pictures: