Dog Grooming Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Grooming Frequently Asked Questions

Why is dog grooming important?

Dog grooming plays an important role in your dog’s overall health and happiness. Dog grooming helps to keep your dg’s skin and coat healthy in a number of ways. Harmful germs and bacteria that accumulate on your dogs coat will be washed off with pet-friendly shampoo and conditioner. Professional grooming with HotDogs also gets rid of and helps prevent ticks and fleas, which can be extremely harmful to your dog’s health. Grooming your dog with a professional groomer will also ensure all other areas of your dog are attended to, like nails, eyes, ears and teeth. Keeping your dog healthy is also important to ensure that your family members are safe from harmful germs, ticks and fleas.

What are the benefits of dog grooming?

Grooming your dog on a regular basis with a professional dog groomer holds a number of benefits for your dog. Not only will it look and feel good, but your dog will enjoy a healthier life. Dog grooming stimulates the skin and coat, leading to shiny and healthy looking hair. Our grooming service also gets rid of a lot of loose hair, resulting in less dog hair in your home and on your clothes and furniture. Enjoy a healthier and happier dog when grooming with a professional mobile dog parlour like HotDogs.

How do you get your dog comfortable with grooming?

Some dogs are not fond of dog grooming, which is mainly due to the dog not being accustomed to the grooming process. The best and only way to get your dog comfortable with dog grooming, is to groom it regularly, sticking to certain routines. Grooming your dog on a regular schedule with HotDogs will help them get used to the grooming process, which will, over time, help them feel more comfortable with grooming once they get used to our loving groomers and mobile grooming process. It is advised to start grooming your dog from a young age, so that they learn to love grooming and not to fear it.

What is included in our dog grooming package?

The team from HotDogs will ensure that your dog is groomed from tip to tail, meeting all its grooming needs. You can choose between the Standard grooming package and the Style my up package, depending on your dog’s grooming requirements. There are also optional extras to choose from. Typically, your dog will enjoy a thorough comb, warm wash, conditioning, warm rise, tick and flea treatment, blow dry, ear sanitising, eye cleaning and nail clipping, powder and perfume. Other services include scissor cuts and shaving, teeth brushing, dematting, shedding solutions, anal gland excretion and more.

How often should my dog be groomed?

Depending on your dog’s lifestyle and whether it stays indoors, outdoors or both, it is suggested that your dog be groomed in 4 – 8 week intervals, but can go up to 12 weeks. If you are unsure about how regularly your dog needs to be groomed by a professional dog groomer, speak to us at HotDogs for the best advice today.

Why is mobile dog grooming convenient?

Making use of a mobile dog salon, like HotDogs, is becoming the preferred way to groom dogs in Johannesburg. This is because mobile dog grooming is very convenient! Don’t drive to the dog parlour, when the dog parlour can come to you! Our mobile doggy salon is fully equipped with all the tools and essentials to groom our dogs professionally. Give us a try to experience tour convenient dog grooming service in Johannesburg.

What is a breed-specific cut?

Different dog breeds have different requirements when it comes to their grooming needs. Some dogs simply require a good coat scrub, while others require shaving and scissor cuts. Discuss your dog breed with a professional groomer at HotDogs to make sure that you get the best solution for your dog. Our groomers are experienced in grooming dogs of all breeds and sizes.

What dog breeds do HotDogs groom?

The team from HotDogs are trained and experienced in grooming dogs of all breeds, and we even groom cats too! Here is a list of dog breeds we groom: Alsatian, Basset, Hound, Beagle, Boerboel, Border Collie, Boxer, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Chow-Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, French Poodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Great Dane, Husky, Jack Russell  Labrador, Malamute, Maltese Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Morkie, Mountain Dog, Pekingese, Pitbull, Pomeranian, Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier / Staffie, Yorkie / Yorkshire Terrier.

What shedding solutions are used?

Our groomers use specialised equipment to remove about 70% of excess shedding hair that normal grooming would not. This means less hair will shed in your home. Shedding solutions are commonly used for breeds with double coats such as the Husky and Labrador.

How do you demat a dog?

Dematting involves the brushing out of knots, tangles and matts that dogs with longer hair experience. Dematting will only be done if the dog can be dematted without experiencing pain or discomfort as, this is a lengthy and uncomfortable procedure for your dog. If the matting is excessive we will contact you to suggest alternatives. Dematting involves gently combing out the matts with specialised brushed, equipment and detangling products.

Are the HotDogs groomers trained?

You can rest assured that our dog groomers are trained and experienced in grooming dogs of all breeds and sizes. And what’s more, is that our groomers love dogs! Your dog will be in the good, capable hands of our loving groomers. Give us a try to experience our professional service for yourself!

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Dog Grooming Frequently Asked Questions
Dog Grooming Frequently Asked Questions
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