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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

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So long as we are fully aware in advance of their age and problems, we can ensure that they are made comfortable during their visit and that the time spent with us is minimised. If in any doubt, please consult your vet who will help you to decide whether there would be any adverse risk in grooming your older dog.

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Frequency of grooming visits will depend on the breed of dog and your choice of styling for your pet, but the following will give you a rough guide: Curly coated breeds such as Poodles and Bichons will benefit from regular visits every 6 to 8 weeks. Harsh or wiry coated breeds such as West Highland, Scottish, Wire Fox, Airedale and Welsh Terriers, Schnauzers and Deerhounds, every 10 to 12 weeks. Long silky breeds such as Yorkshire and Maltese Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, Afghan Hounds, Spaniels and Setters can vary between 8- and 12-weeks dependant largely on what degree of care is given by their owners between grooming visits. Short coated breeds such as Dachshunds, Corgis, Pointers and Labradors will normally benefit from a twice-yearly visit for removal of dead coat and a tidying up and treatment of face, ears, nails, hygiene area and paws. Double coated breeds such as the New Foundland, Great Pyrenees, Husky, St. Bernard, Collies and Sheepdogs, between 2 and 3 visits per year dependant on individual coats and between-visit coat care. Any dogs regularly working outdoors or those who enjoy a particularly active and muddy lifestyle may of course require more regular washing and attention to ears, feet and paws.

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Dog & Pet Grooming

 

Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

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Category: Clipping

I get a lot of customers asking if I can clip short their double coated breed such as a Border Collie or Pomeranian because they look hot during the warmer months, however this it is a common misconception. Double coated breeds have a longer topcoat which works as a guard from the elements whereas the undercoat works to keep the skin dry and insulated. Shaving a double coat removes the dog’s natural insulation, the new growth will consist of a thicker undercoat mixed with shorter topcoat hairs; this is known as ‘Coat Funk’ or ‘False Coat’. This results in the dog being covered in an extra thick blanket of undercoat, so imagine wearing that in the summer heat! The lack of guard coat provides no protection from the sun’s rays and a quick dip in a cool pond will result in water being soaked up into the undercoat and the surrounding plant life becoming stuck to your poor dog, with its new clipped Velcro coat! The coat could also grow back unevenly (Coat Funk), also, dogs not used to be clipped could scratch and irritate their skin causing sore patches and ‘hot spots’. There are better ways for your groomer to help your double coated breed and you can discuss this during the consultation, but you’ll be amazed at how much of the shedding coat we can remove using our professional tools! However, if there is a genuine reason for having the dogs coat clipped or scissored short, it can be done, and we are happy to do so if you understand the results may vary.

Wilma’s Wagnificent Pet Spa

Dog & Pet Grooming

 

Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0AD

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Clipping is suitable for most breeds and is the most popular option for most dog owners as it’s quicker, easy to maintain and the finished result is often tidier. Sometimes the coat may lighten slightly over time due to clipping and the texture of the coat may alter as it grows back. However, regular grooming will ensure the dog always looks their best.

Wilma’s Wagnificent Pet Spa

Dog & Pet Grooming

 

Furzenhall Farm

Furzenhall Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0AD

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