The Older Dog
Older dogs still love feeling fresh and clean, but sometimes need a little more time, or need a little more attention around their own particular needs. The Grooming Lodge will allow extra time in your appointment for rest breaks. We will work at the pace your dog is most comfortable with.
Many dog’s coats are prone to matting. Matting often occurs in areas of friction such as behind the ears, lower legs and armpits. Moisture, dirt and debris catch up in these matts and can result in irritation, infection and painful pulling on a dog’s skin. Dogs that sit a lot can get matting from the fur compacting and also lack of grooming can cause tangles and knots.
We can remove some smaller matts and tangles but in the cases of severe matting our primary concern is with the welfare of the dog. In some cases the only remedy we can advise is clipping off the affected areas to keep the dog free of any discomfort and pain.
To avoid matting we will advise owners on regularity of dog grooming appointments as well as home brushing products and routines if required.
Natural, Organic Shampoo
The Grooming Lodge uses Tropiclean shampoos which are made with natural ingredients for a fresh, happy, healthy dog. These shampoos are made with 100% natural ingredients (70% of which are organic). Not only are they gentle on your pet they are great for the environment. Each Tropiclean bottle is fully biodegradable.
We have a selection of shampoos and will use one specific to the coat and skin of each individual dog. Your dog will be shampooed twice during their bath to ensure thoroughly cleaned and conditioned as required.
Toys and Treats
We want your dog to love visiting The Grooming Lodge. We prefer to groom fewer dogs per day so that we can get to know each dog individually. To achieve this we schedule our appointments so that nothing is rushed. We will groom at your dog’s pace, allow a little time to play with a toy and of course have the odd treat (with your permission!).