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Wilmas Wagnificent Pet Spa has expert dog groomers will do everything they can to make the grooming experience easy and relaxing for your dog. Skilled in all dog breeds, we will work to achieve your desired groom. If you’re unsure what you want, we will discuss different styles with you, so that you won’t be surprised by the final outcome. We keep digital records of all our canine clients, so if you want a certain style each time, we’ll know what to do without further instruction. Frequently Asked Questions

At Wilmas Wagnificent Pet Spa we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding dog grooming and styling. Our salon is run by expertly trained and knowledgeable staff and fitted with the very best equipment to make your dog’s experience a stress-free one. To get the most out of your appointment, we think it’s important that you get to know us. That’s why our friendly team is always on hand to have a chat or answer your questions.

Above all, you should not overlook using a dog groomer regularly! Grooming your dog should be regular appointment, to ensure that your dog is living its best life, as well as fostering good health and wellness. Frequently Asked Questions

Anal Glands

Category: Anal Glands

Anal glands are situated on either side of the anus and are scenting glands. These can be externally emptied if they have become blocked or are uncomfortable for your dog. We do not routinely empty these glands as we feel if there is no problem with them, they should be left alone. If your dog is having a problem, they will be scooting their bottom along the floor or you may notice a particularly offensive smell around the rear of your dog. (if this is the case please consult your veterinary surgeon).

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Category: Anal Glands

Anal gland sacs have been routinely expressed by groomers and veterinarians for many years, yet recent research shows that this is an often unnecessary and sometimes has adverse effects on the dog. Some of the possible problems which may be caused, may include, infection, irritation and/or ruptured sacs. Should these problems arise, they may require veterinary treatment. Repeated expression can cause the rectum to weaken leading to damaged skin, increased need for expression and in some cases incontinence. This can be especially true of external expression which is what groomers are allowed by law to do. As such, we do not perform anal gland expression as part of any service. We believe that this process should be only performed when medically necessary.

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Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0AD

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Category: Anal Glands
Most dogs go through their lives without experiencing any problems with anal glands. If they needed help emptying them, we recommend a check-up from the vet to ensure that there is no infection or underlying reason for them to become full and irritating for your dog.

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Dog & Pet Grooming

 

Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0AD

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Category: Anal Glands

Recently I’ve been asked regularly if I offer anal gland expression as part of my grooming service. This is NOT something we offer. Unless a dog is showing symptoms of infection or impaction of the glands they do not need to be manually expressed. Emptying of the glands is something which a dog does naturally when it goes to the toilet.

I will check the glands during the quick health check that’s done at the beginning of each groom, however, my advice to any customer who is concerned that their dog may be experiencing problems with its anal glands is to seek the advice of a vet for professional diagnosis / treatment.

Wilma’s Wagnificent Pet Spa

Dog & Pet Grooming

 

Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0AD

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