This week has been so chilly! Let’s hope the weather stays dry so we can enjoy these beautiful winter days with the family and furry friends.
This winter we have had a lot of people booking their dogs for regular baths. We are so proud of our clients for keeping their furry babies knot free, warm and comfortable! Well done. Like us on Facebook to keep up with the bath specials.
As the frosts and fogs of winter start to set in, we all like to rug up and do our best to keep our pooches snug too. There are many misconceptions about dog grooming in winter. Grooming in winter is very important to your dog’s health. Long, damp, matted hair easily makes a cold and wet dog. Matted fur does nothing to insulate the dog. It causes discomfort, pain and hot spots. It is better to keep your dog regularly groomed than to allow their coats to become matted which can harbor moisture and bacteria.
Double coated/heavy coated breeds
A lot of you might be noticing more fur around the house, in your car or on your clothes! Your dog’s coat is shedding again. I mentioned in the Spring newsletter about them changing their coats for a lighter and shorter coat, this cycle is reversed over winter. The dogs shed their summer coat for a heavier and protective coat to help keep them warm.
If your dog has a shedding coat, the shedded hair will remain interwoven in the healthy coat, not allowing proper skin insulation. This often causes dandruff, itching, excessive shedding, matting and hot spots.
So for the month of JUNE only Showdogs is offering 10% off to remove the dead under coat for the double coated breeds- (Border Collies, Pomeranians, Huskies, Samoyeds etc).
Choosing the right brush for your dog
Are used on short, straight-haired coats. Have soft and gentle bristles that won’t damage the coat on smooth and shiny coats.
Are used on double, long and full coats ,it is gentler than slicker brushes. Can be used more frequently and will help preventing split ends.
Are the most common, and effective in removing thick undercoat and breaking up mats. Should be used on medium to fine coats. There is different sizes and types . ( you can ask one of Showdogs team which would suits you dog coat better ).
Combs are required to check knots and used in conjunction with brushes for all medium to long coats.. Start with wider-tooth combs for thicker coats and thinner-tooth combs for thin coats.
Can be used on short , long and wiry coats to remove dead and excess hair. The design of the edge allows the tool to push through the topcoat to easily and gently remove the undercoat and loose hair without cutting or damaging the dog’s delicate skin.
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Double coated/Heavy coated Breeds
Choosing the right brush for your dog
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No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
Source: Healthy Pet
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10% discount-just mention the newsletter when you pay at reception
Free dog taxi from Papamoa to Showdogs and free daycare with a groom! Only on Friday