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How is Basic Grooming different from Full Grooming?

When you send your dog for grooming at Pawsome, what services can you expect? All breeds of dogs need basic grooming, regardless of whether they are shedding or non-shedding, low-maintenance or high-maintenance. Furthermore, dogs with unique conditions need special care from their owners and pet groomers. Pawsome's friendly pet groomers will gladly answer your questions about how to care for your pup.

What does Basic Grooming include?

1. Shaving of paw pads

2. Plucking of inner ear fur

3. Shaving of anal fur

4. Shaving of the underbelly

5. Nails clipping and filing

6. Clearing of anal glands

7. Deep cleaning of ears

8. A bubble bath

What is Full Grooming?

A full dog grooming service at Pawsome includes the entire Basic Grooming routine, along with the option of four different styles of haircuts by our Pawsome pet groomer.

The four different styles of haircuts are:

1. Full shave down

2. Puppy cut

3. Teddy bear cut

4. Full scissoring & trimming

Why is every step of dog grooming important?

Bathing and Fluffing

Showering dogs is essential as dogs are prone to getting dirt trapped within their coat. To remove dirt and odour, showering is necessary to heal inflamed or infected skin and damaged hair. This keeps our dogs healthy and clean. Dogs’ skins also vary as some dogs have skin infections and require a certain shampoo and special care from our Pawsome groomers. Therefore, bathing and fluffing is a very important component in grooming and should always be done by a professional, so that your dog’s health is safeguarded.

Nail Cutting and Trimming

Nail cutting & trimming is essential to all dog breeds. Long nails look unattractive and can hurt humans when dogs jump onto you. Over time, long nails can also cause serious harm to your dog. When a dog’s nails are long enough to touch the ground, they exert force back into the nail bed, creating pain for the dog and pressure on the toe joint. In the long term, this can actually realign the joints of the foreleg and make the foot looked flattened and splayed. This is how unkempt nails can be painful not only for you but also for your dogs.

Eye Cleaning

Dogs are prone to eye infections and inflammation, which is why eye cleaning is great for dogs. This gentle process is suitable for cleansing and soothing even the most sensitive eyes. Eye cleaning effectively fights eye infections and irritants caused by foreign particles and air pollution.

Ear Cleaning

Ear infections are a common issue faced by dogs. Ear cleaning is great for dogs as it improves their hearing. It helps them avoid ear infections and removes trapped water in the ear canal. This technique also flushes out mites, ticks and other harmful pests that flock to the ear. Ear cleaning also prevents itchiness and other discomfort in the ears.

Anal Gland Expression

All dogs have two small glands near the anal opening. These glands release a few drops of scent marking fluid whenever your dog poops. When these glands fill up and cannot be emptied naturally, they cause discomfort and pain to the dogs. This is the reason why a manual expression of this gland is needed, which is usually done by groomers and vets. If not expressed, these glands can cause discomfort, pain, infection and many other health concerns for your dog.

Flea and Tick Removal

Fleas and ticks are the most common issue faced by dogs. If you see your dog scratching or looking uncomfortable because of any sort of itch, have a closer look as it could be fleas or ticks that have attached themselves to your dog’s body. The soft, warm fur of dogs provides the ideal habitat for fleas and ticks. These insects feed on your pet's blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious tick-borne illnesses. Dogs can contract fleas and ticks from anywhere as these parasites can be found in the house and outdoors. Regular grooming can aid in eliminating and preventing ticks and fleas.

We also provide transportation

Pawsome Transport is experienced in ferrying dogs too. We have the required logistics to bring your furry friend from one location to another safely. We know that emergency situations can emerge at any moment and we are ready to promptly assist you in these situations. Pawsome Transport is available for:

• 24 HR Emergency Transportation

• Transportation for Grooming

• Basic Transportation (To and From a Location)

• Overseas Relocation

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