Perfect Paws Dog Grooming Services.

F.A.Q's. Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, an appointment has to be made. To avoid disappointment make the appointment 1-2 weeks before your dog needs grooming.

How long does it take do groom my dog?
It can take anything between an hour to four hours, it depends on the condition of the dogs coat, it's behaviour and breed. In some cases where the coat is really matted/knotty, the grooming may take over four hours on certain breeds.

Will my dog be muzzled?
The majority of dogs are not muzzled. If the dog shows any signs of aggression, it's for the dog's protection and our safety to muzzle the dog. The muzzle is immediately removed if the dog shows any signs of distress.

Can I stay with my dog?
We find that dogs get easily distracted if their owner stays, so we don't usually allow the owner to stay.

My dog has to be sedated is that ok?
We do not give dogs sedatives but if your vet prescribes one you can give it to your dog approximately 30 minutes before the groom. Please ensure you tell us if your dog has been sedated.

What does the groom include?
All grooms include brushing, bathing, drying, ears, eyes and nail care. Clipping and scissoring is also included depending on the breed.

Will I be charged extra if my dog's coat is matted?
This will depend if extra time is needed to trim your dog. Your dog's coat will be assesed upon arrival, and discussed prior to trim.

Can I just have my dog's nails cut?
Yes it costs £5.00.  (No booking required)  Perfect!

Will my dog be put in a cage?
For the safety and well being of your dog we do put your dog in a cage.

Do you groom cats or other animals?
No, we only do dogs.

My dog hates other dogs what can I do?
Please let us know so we can arrange a quiet time for an appointment, without other dogs in the salon.

Can I bring a shampoo prescribed by my vet?
Yes you can as long as there are clear instructions for us to follow.

What if my dog has fleas?
Dogs found with fleas will immediately be bathed in flea shampoo to kill all the fleas on the dog (note there is an additional charge for this as flea shampoo is much more expensive) We will then advise you on how to treat your pet and environment.

Do you do hand stripping?
Yes, I have many years of experience and enjoy doing it!

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