Paws In Style Mobile Grooming
1. What is a Matt?
2. Why do you shave the bottom of paws?
3. Why do you pluck the hair from ears?
4. What is a breed standard style?
5. How often should dogs be groomed?
6. Is it better to shave dogs shorter in the summer?
7. Why are your prices so high?
8. How does mobile work and how long does it take?



1. What is a Matt?
    A matt is a tangled mass of hair. Some matts are easily brushed out where as others require a lot of work. Some dogs can get so heavily matted that the hair forms a pelt that is tight against the skin. This type of matting blocks airflow to the skin and holds moisture, which can cause skin problems. Some factors that cause matting are dirt, static, moisture, friction and shedding. Common areas that matts form are around the ears, the collar area, armpits, pads, groin area and tail. Brushing your pet regularly and keeping them clean is the best way to prevent matts from forming.

2. Why do you shave the bottom of paws?
  
  Most dogs grow excessive amounts of hair between the pads of the feet. Shaving off this hair cuts down on the amount of dirt/snow that builds up on the paws. This hair is also prone to matting, which can be very uncomfortable for the dog and can also hold moisture and irritate the skin.

3. Why do you pluck the hair from the ears?
    Certain breeds grow excessive amounts of hair in the ear canal. This hair can block airflow and accumulate wax and debris. Excessive amounts of hair can also hid ear infections as the hair blocks the view of the ear canal. Plucking the hair helps to keep the ear clean and dry.

4. What is a breed standard style?
    A breed standard style is how the dog should look according to Kennel Club standards. Many pet dogs are not groomed to breed standard as the coats are sometimes difficult to maintain, such as the ground length coat of a Shih-Tzu. However, it is common to do a modified breed standard trim, which is still the same trim pattern but at a shorter length. 

5. How often should dogs be groomed?
    The length between grooms varies by the individual dog. It is recommended that the majority of dogs be groomed every 6weeks or less. This allows for the coat to likely still be in reasonable condition for the next groom, making it easier on the dog and the groomer. Dogs that matt or dirty easily should be groomed more frequently. If you wish to extend the time between grooms keep in mind that extra charges may apply as the dog may have some matting. To keep pets clean and matt free when extending the time between grooming you may wish to just have a bath and tidy service done. One option is to alternate every 4 weeks between full grooms and bath & tidy.

6. Is it better to shave dogs shorter in the summer?
    Shorter in the summer isn't always better. A dogs coat not only protects them from the cold in the winter, but also protects them from the summer elements. If you shave your dog right down short then you expose the skin to sunburn, bug bites, cuts and scrapes, and any other irritations that may occur from outside summer fun. So to sum it up, it is possible to go shorter in the summer, but we always must put the pets health first. Humanity before vanity.
 


7. Why are your prices so high?
    Prices are higher for mobile grooming as it is a premium service. You pay for the added convenience of the groomer coming right to your door. Regular grooming shops may have a cheaper price but think about all the effort needed to take your dog in. You need to get your dog(s) into the car, drive to the groomer, drop them off, leave and drive home, wait several hours until they are done, drive back to the shop, pick up the dog(s) and then drive home. That's a lot of time/gas driving around!

8. How does mobile work and how long does it take?
   Mobile grooming is just like any groomer, except we come to you. All the grooming is done inside the van, we have all the tools and equipment as any regular salon would have. All that's needed is a place to park and your dog and we are all set. Grooming time varies depending on the breed and coat type, but generally most full grooms take around an hour to an hour and a half. 


    

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