"A one of a kind grooming experience!"
635 Canton Hwy., Cumming GA
Lets Discuss Matting:
By Definition: (noun) A thickly growing or thick and tangled mass, as of hair or weeds.
This is an extremely matted Old Eng. Sheepdog and Airdale Terrier.
Dead hair is a breeding ground for mats. This dog has not been bathed and brushed in a long time. Sometimes when a dog gets badly matted, the skin underneath cannot breathe and hot spots can form and become painful and infected. If your dog is matted, you must FIRST de-mat & brush his coat, then give him a bath and brush again.
*You may attempt to rub a pet conditioner into the matts you don't want shaved in the bath tub. Pull apart the hair with your fingers and comb out while wet with conditioner. This will not work for all matts. If your dog is severely matted, then bring him to us to shave down for a fresh start. De-mating a dog is not a plesant experience for him or his groomer.
De-Matting is offered for an additional fee.
This is the Airdale much happier and shaven.
Here is a Standard Poodle who doesn't like to be brushed or de-matted by his Mom
Here he is after with his brother who was dematted and groomed in a Bikini Clip.
This big guy was just too HOT this summer. His Dad says he is playing like a puppy again now that he isn't wearing his winter coat! Shaving a dog's thick coat once a year will not NOT damage it and it will grow back beautifully in a few months. Be sure to keep brushing as it grows in to avoid matting. Matted fur doesn't let the skin breathe resulting in skin problems and possible heat stroke.
Rescue Poodle Before: above
Rescue Poodle After: below
This is amazing work done by owner/groomer Rebecca. After shaving, bathing, dematting, conditioning and scissoring; this Standard poodle went from dog hoarder neglected pooch to gorgeous and much more comfortable Beauty! Now this is a TOTAL MAKE OVER folks!
At Paw Perfect we believe it's very important to educate each dog owner about their dog's coat maintence in-between grooms and even more importantly, his health.
Any physical abnormalities noticed during the grooming process will be discussed when the groom is completed.
The most common problems we find are tumors, cysts, ear and eye infections, impacted anal glands, tape worms, allergies, gum infections, ear mites, ticks, and a variety of skin conditions including hot spots, Seborrhea, ring worm, staff, and many more.
Besides referring you to a good vet, here are some things we can do to assist:
These are all additional services we offer for an additional fee.
If you would like your dog's anal glands be expressed, you must request this service at the beginning of your groom. Not all dogs should have them expressed and some have had a procedure done to have them removed.
If skin allergies are apparant, we suggest switching your dog's food to one of several different holistic brands proven to reduce or eliminate food allergies in canines. Solid Gold is a great brand. You may learn more about this holistic food at www.solidgoldhealth.com
Using an anti-itch oatmeal bath is also a great idea. Flea shampoos can dry and irritate sensitive skin. If your dog has Seborrheic Dermatitis, or irritated itchy skin I would recommend a medicated shampoo from your vet.
Matted Sheepdog after shaving his face enough to smile for the picture :)
Sheepdog after one intense grooming session and 3 baths.
PLEASE Click on Health Topics and More on the upper right corner of the page to see some amazing transformations in grooming. There is a lot of valuable information on that page regarding coat matting.