Scruffs

dog grooming salon



Full Groom

Health checking of your dog for any obvious concerns.

Groom through to remove knots, tangles, dead hair or shedding hair.

Trimming nail.

Ear cleaning.

Inspection of foot pads for excess hair and debris.

Bath using high quality conditioning shampoo matched to your dogs skin and coat type, sensitive shampoo is always used on dogs with a history of skin problems.

Drying our dryers are adjustable, low settings are used for nervous dogs. (please note we do not use cabinet dryers)

Trimming of the sanitary area.

Styling in a breed specific haircut, or a style of your choice.

Groom and Bath

Health checking of your dog for any obvious concerns.

Groom through to remove knots, tangles, dead hair or shedding hair.

Trimming nail.

Ear cleaning.

Inspection of foot pads for excess hair and debris.

Bath using high quality conditioning shampoo matched to skin and coat type, sensitive shampoo is always used on dogs with a history of skin problems.

Drying our dryers are adjustable, low settings are used for nervous dogs. (please note we do not use cabinet dryers)

Trim under feet, in front of eyes and of the sanitary area.​

Mini Makeover

Health checking of your dog for any obvious concerns.

Groom through to remove knots, tangles, dead hair or shedding hair.

Trimming nail.

Ear cleaning.

Inspection of foot pads for excess hair and debris.

Trim under feet, in front of eyes and of the sanitary area.

Puppy Groom

 It is important for your Puppy to experience grooming from a young age whether they have a quick brush & wash, or a full groom. The process of your puppy meeting their groomer and having a friendly and trusting experience makes any future trips to the groomer a pleasant and relaxed one. We take special care with our new puppy clients and make sure to give them a pleasurable first experience. We use tear less shampoo, get them acquainted with the tools, and spend lots of loving playtime with them. This is very important for your puppy's future habits at a grooming salon.

De Shedding Treatment

This de-shedding treatment can help to remove the bulk of the shedding hair.

Although there is no permanent solution you can expect the treatment to reduce the shedding of your pet by at least 60% for six to eight weeks. You may experience some shedding of the loosened hair over the first 12-24 hours after you take your pet home. For extended and continually improved results, the treatment should be repeated every six to eight weeks.

The dead hair is removed using a variety of grooming tools and procedures that vary according to your dog's breed and coat type. Your dog will appreciate this service as the moulting hair can make them quite itchy and uncomfortable.

De-shedding treatment dramatically reduces the mess and clean up of unwanted hair in your home and keeps your pet cooler. The treatment is designed to reduce shedding where it begins, in the undercoat of your dog, whether they are long or short haired.

Dematting

we groom humanely at Scruffs and will attempt to de-mat a coat if I feel that the animal will not suffer pain. I have specialist equipment in the salon and this will be our first port of call before considering shaving that part of the dogs’ coat. However when a dog is presented to us in a severely matted condition, it is our policy to clip the whole coat using electric clippers with a close blade. To de-matt would cause the animal tremendous stress and discomfort, often leaving a very thinned and damaged coat. Clipping the coat is quicker and more gentle on the animal. Many animals are traumatised by unnecessary hours of dematting, putting them off grooming for life. We consider shaving an act of kindness - this will be discussed with you before clipping.

A SEVERELY MATTED DOG CAN SUFFER MANY CONDITIONS:-

Hotspots & sores

Fungal & bacterial infections

Yeast infections

Flea infestation

Moist eczema

Mites & lice

Maggot infestation

Urine & faeces scalding

Eye & ear infections

Severe itching

Once the coat is removed, the skin can be red due to the lack of air circulation and dirt that has accumulated underneath. Occasionally there are sores or infection, this may need vetinary treatment. Dogs tend to scratch and rub their skin after shaving - this is normal, however some can over scratch and this may lead to broken skin. If in doubt speak to your vet.

We will be more than happy to show you how to look after your dogs coat. Please note: our normal grooming charge does not include dematting dogs, this may be charged for as an extra. 

Nail Clipping 

Dog claws grow constantly. How often a dog's nails need to be cut will depend on the breed and lifestyle.

Many dogs naturally wear their nails down by walking and play especially if the walk involves hard surfaces. It is important to keep your dog's claws well trimmed at the correct length. If they get too long it can put pain and pressure on the toes and paws, which will ultimately put strain on the legs. Long claws are also prone to splitting and infection.

Ear Care

Ear Cleaning

Keeping pets' ears clean contribute to their health and wellness by preventing irritation and infection that can be painful and potentially lead to hearing loss. Ear disease is one of the most common conditions in pets

Why do pets get so many ear infections?

Pets are prone to otitis externa due to the long length and L-shape of their ear canals. Debris and bacteria love to collect at the corner of the L and with the naturally warm and sometimes moist environment of the ears, it becomes the perfect environment for infection.

Dogs that are most prone to ear infection include floppy or long-eared breeds (Cocker Spaniels, retrievers, basset hounds, etc) because the long ears hang over the ear canal entrance and prevent the canals from drying out. Dogs that swim and get water into their ears and pets with over-production of wax or hair growth deep in their ear canals are also at increased risk. Ear infection can also result from underlying conditions such as skin allergies and hormonal disorders such as hypothyroidism.

Other conditions that can affect pets' ears and mimic infection include ear mites, foreign bodies (especially plant material) and ear tumors.

What are signs that your pet may have an ear infection?

Signs of ear problems include:

  • Scratching or rubbing of the ears and/or head
  • Head shaking or tilting the head to one side
  • Pain around the ears—your pet may shy away from you petting his or her head
  • Odor or discharge from the ears
  • Redness or swelling of the ear flap or the ear canal
  • Changes in behavior—ear infections are painful and many pets will become snappy or irritable
If you witness any of these signs in your pet, see your veterinarian for a thorough ear examination to determine the cause of the problem. If infections are left untreated, they can lead to hearing loss or extend into the inner ear and become life threatening
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