Our Grooming Policy: WE GROOM HUMANELY
Our policy when a dog is presented to us in a severely matted condition is to shave the whole coat using electric clippers with a close blade. To groom out a matted coat would cause the dog massive distress, painful and discomfort, often leaving a very thinned and damaged coat.
Shaving the dog is far more humane.
Many dogs are traumatised by hours of avoidable painful de-matting, putting them off grooming for life.
We consider shaving in these circumstances an act of kindness. I understand that most customers want a traditional style and therefore we can start afresh with a brand new coat on your following visit providing your dog has regular appointments, the frequency of which you will be advised.
Matting leads to many skin conditions:
- Hot spots and sores
- Skin Rash
- Flea infestations
- Fungal and bacterial infection
- Yeast infections
- Moist eczema
- Urine and faeces scalding
- Mites and lice
- Maggot infestation
- Eye and ear infections
- Severe itching
- Discolouration/staining of fur
Also, parasites such as fleas and ticks can be present without your knowledge, because the matted coat hides them and the signs we look for.
We stock a good range of quality shampoos to suit different coats and skin types. If your dog suffers from a skin allergy, please inform us and we can discuss shampoo options including our own hypoallergenic or even a medicated shampoo.[/vc_cta_button2]
Our electric table lowers to only a few inches off the floor, allowing any dog just to step on safely, without strain or injury. Wonderful also for older dogs, as it puts no stress on their bodies in any way.
Prevention is better than a cure
Don’t wait until he/she is matted again; book your next appointment NOW, to ensure your dog always feels good and well cared for.
Thank you for understanding that at FLUFF THE RUFF we put your dog’s welfare first. We cannot justify hours of torture. Coats grow back surprisingly quickly, but most importantly:
YOUR DOG WILL BE HAPPIER & HEALTHIER!!
GET IN TOUCH
Call Us: 01473 636151
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Or come and see us and make an appointment at the on-site grooming facilities at Suffolk Canine Creche.