Wags ‘n Mews Grooming Parlour is a professional parlour which provides individual attention to your dogs. Therefore, no overbooking is allowed, as space is limited to 2 or 3 dogs per day.
We enjoy spending time on our grooming guests, when they are nervous, to help calm them down. We prefer to slowly and reassuringly groom our guests, thereby making their grooming experience as pleasurable as possible.
GROOMING SHOULD BE A HAPPY EXPERIENCE.
Begin your puppy’s professional grooming at 5 months old, or the earliest 2 weeks after the last puppy vaccine. Even if it’s only a shampoo, brush and blow-dry. Clipping can start later, if required, once your puppy is comfortable with the noises and smells. Begin brushing your puppy daily, once you get them home. Check their nails in order for them to get used to the feeling of having their paws handled and to feel settled at a Parlour on the first visit. Do not attempt to clip the nails as you may cut the “quick” which is a blood nerve. This will be extremely painful, and your puppy may develop a fear in the future, which makes it difficult for Groomers to calm the dog and clip the nails safely. Rather take your puppy to a Veterinarian or Parlour just for nail clipping.
Make sure the Parlour is aware of their first visit, as extra time and care will be required. Long haired breeds, e.g. Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, etc. MUST be brushed daily to avoid the coat becoming matted. Once their coat is matted, the only humane way to get rid of it, is to cut it out. Bear in mind that it’s extremely painful to have the fur being pulled constantly by the matting.
Our accommodated dogs are treated to a complete grooming session prior to going home.
Dogs are housed in the kennels during the day of grooming; we do not keep them in small cages.
We use high quality shampoos from HMH and Veterinarians
Whitening Shampoo: produces a lustrous pure white coat.
Black Velvet Shampoo: produces a lustrous pure black coat.
Sensitive Shampoo: is used on all breeds with skin allergies and is also safe on puppies.
Primrose Oil Shampoo: helps improve coat texture, facilitate brushing, prevent and/or alleviate dry skin, add shine and promote healing.
De-worm your pets regularly, (ask your Vet for more information). Fleas pass on Tapeworm which if left untreated can prove fatal. Usually Fleas and Worms go hand in hand!
All our guests are brushed to remove old fur, they are then washed with shampoo and rinsed off with warm water. Thereafter they are blow dried and brushed at the same time.
Don’t neglect to have your dogs groomed during winter months, warm water is used and they are immediately blow-dried so don’t experience any discomfort. As soon as you notice tufts of fur sticking up or the coat feels tacky to the touch, book a day of pampering for your pet. They LOVE being clean. Brush your dog’s coat at least once a week, more often is better and good for the coat. Make absolutely sure you are using the correct tools. It should be a calming, pleasurable experience for both of you.