Dog Groomers Asheville NC
Asheville's newest upscale grooming salon. Angie Brown and Edwina Mintz bring over 30 years of experience to the trade of grooming and training dogs of all personalities. We offer show quality grooming at affordable prices. Our crate free environment allows the dogs to socialize and enjoy their day at the spa. We offer free pick up and delivery and will accommodate our client's schedules. We are open Monday - Saturday.
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services
Tidy Pups...always neat and clean! Professional, experienced and affordable. Why go to the big chains when we can provide your fur-baby with special one-on-one attention! Ear/Eye/Nail packages, brush outs and full grooming services. Rescue organizations call for our low fee and no fee services. We donate a portion of our services and fees to help pet rescue. Evening & weekend appointments available.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery
K-9 Klips is a full service grooming salon. We have 3 full time groomers, the owner, Carol has 20 years experience. Lisa has 8 years and Alison has been grooming for 3 years. Our goal is to give you and your pet the best care and your pet the trim you desire. We use all natural pet products. Our hours are Mon- Sat 9-5. Call for an appointment today.
Black Mountain, NC
Pets and grooming are my passion. All pets are treated with gentleness and compassion. We only use organic, tearless products. From Show grooms, hand stripping,personality clips, summer buzzs to just because my human like ne to look this way. We also offer services to special needs pets. Very large dogs welcome. Also do cats,equines, small rodents.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services
Voted Number 1 Groomers 2005 and 2008(the only 2 years groomers were listed!) by Mountain Xpress readers poll! The staff of Canine Shear Heaven have one thing in common with all of you?a love of animals. Please call us for your pet?s next grooming appointment or stop by and meet us anytime to see the difference we can make in your pet?s life. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
Something to Bark About is a Pet Bakery & Boutique as well as a full service Professional Pet Grooming Salon. We are a locally operated business located in Asheville, NC. Our Pet Grooming Salon offers full service professional pet grooming from breed specific cuts to stylish trims for your mixed-breed dogs.
Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery
We are a full service salon offering loving care for your pet! Located in Candler near the Biltmore Lake Neighborhood. Relaxing and stress free environment. Please visit our website for more details!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques
A dog of any breed will need grooming to look and feel her best. Grooming your dog appropriately may take a few minutes to quite a few hours each week, depending on breed and coat type.
Not all pet owners may have the time, skill, desire, or expertise needed to keep their dog's coat, nails, skin, teeth, and ears in the best possible shape. For these owners, it is best to hire a dog groomer.
Evaluating A Dog Grooming Business
What are your grooming goals - a well-trimmed family dog or preparing a dog for conformation showing? Finding a talented show groomer may be much more difficult than finding a wonderful groomer who specializes in fabulous cuts for pet dogs. If you are looking for a show groomer, contact your breeder or breed club for recommendations.
The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Also ask about typical rates for services in your area. (Prices may vary depending upon a dog's breed, special health, behavior, or grooming situations, type of products used, etc.)
Prepare a list of questions (some are suggested below), and begin interviewing!
How long have you been in business? How did you learn to groom? Has an animal ever been injured in your care? What experience do you have grooming dogs of this breed? Can you provide references from other area pet professionals (vets, trainers, etc.) and from clients? (Follow up on these!)
If your pet has special coat and grooming requirements, health or behavioral problems (hot spots, existing fear of groomer, corded coats, mange, severe/extensive matting, need for anal gland expression, separation anxiety, ear plucking, fear biting during nail clipping, etc.), ask what type of experience the groomer has working with animals with the same needs.
After you've found the right answers to your questions from one or more professionals, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company has no complaints on file; and make sure that they carry an active insurance policy. If all that checks out, schedule a visit to the facility.
The facility should be clean, well-lit, and inviting. Do the dogs look happy and well cared for? Is the staff friendly and helpful?
If you feel good about a potential dog groomer, schedule an appointment. If you are uncomfortable leaving your dog alone the first time, ask if you can attend during the grooming - this is a valuable training opportunity for you to teach your dog that the groomer's can be a great experience with lots of yummy treats! If the groomer refuses, look elsewhere for services.
Whomever you choose as your groomer should recommend dog grooming tools and supplies to help you maintain the dog's coat and good condition in between grooming visits.
Dog Grooming Tips
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What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?
Densely furred cats and dogs have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pet's undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as it is shed if it is not groomed carefully. In extreme cases, the unfortunate result is a weakened and dulled coat, or a thick thatch that must be simply shaved.
A de-shedding tool for pet grooming reaches past the longer outside hairs and removes the inner coat hairs before they mat and thatch. It protects the coat for future growth and keeps the skin surface clean and properly aired and stimulated. The de-shedding tool does not cut hair, but it allows hair that has already detached from the hair follicle to be discarded. Most dogs and cats do not find the process uncomfortable and they enjoy the comfort of a coat not bound up with mats.
The de-shedding tool is not analogous to the thinning scissors that stylists use to reduce bulk in human hair. Thinning scissors cut; the de-shedder releases loose hair.
Typical dogs that are good candidates for de-shedding include: Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese, Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Malamutes and Irish Water Spaniels.
Similarly, long-haired cats benefit from the de-shedding tool. Because de-shedding helps prevent hairballs, de-shedding is a health enhancement for all cats, especially Himalayan and Persian types. (Rabbits, especially Angoras, also benefit from the de-shedding tool.)
While the de-shedding tool prevents mats and tangles, it does not easily or comfortably remove them, so it should be used regularly, about once a week, in order to maintain a well-groomed coat. Winter and summer, the tool can be used according to schedule, but users will notice that the bulk of fur removal happens in spring and summer when dogs and cats naturally shed. Therefore, users do not need to worry about the de-shedding tool thinning out a thick coat. It will not cut hair...