Some of our services are provided either as standalone or addon services. A dog may not need a particular service every time they visit the salon and so these are provided as an optional extra.
Doggy Blueberry Facial
Some breeds suffer with particularly runny eyes or staining around the mouth. Whilst some of this simply cannot be removed with products and may need to be cut away, eye discharge and hardened areas can be gently removed with a facial scrub.
A "doggie facial" is a term used to describe a grooming treatment or spa-like experience for dogs. It typically involves a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturising of the dog's face to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin. We also provide a head massage which all dogs seem to ejoy!
During a doggie facial, we use specialised products that are safe for canine use, such as gentle cleansers, facial scrubs, and moisturisers. These products are designed to address specific skin issues that dogs may experience, such as dryness, flakiness, or excess oiliness. We may also trim the hair around the dog's face to enhance their facial appearance.
The purpose of a doggie facial is to keep the dog's facial skin folds clean, healthy, and free from common issues like dirt, grime, or clogged pores. It can also provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience for the dog, promoting their overall well-being.
A dog's anal glands may need to be expressed when they are not functioning properly or become impacted. These glands, located on either side of the dog's anus, normally release a small amount of fluid during bowel movements, helping with scent marking and lubrication. However, sometimes the glands can become clogged, infected, or filled with an excessive amount of fluid. This can lead to discomfort, pain, and potential complications if left untreated.
Here are some signs that a dog's anal glands may need to be expressed:
Scooting: If a dog frequently drags or scoots its rear end along the ground or floor, it could be a sign of anal gland discomfort.
Excessive licking or biting: Dogs may excessively lick or bite their anal area if their anal glands are bothering them.
Foul odour: An unpleasant smell (fishy smell) around the dog's rear end may indicate a problem with the anal glands.
Difficulty defecating: Straining during bowel movements or showing signs of pain while defecating can be a sign that the anal glands are impacted.
Swelling or discharge: If the area around the anal glands appears swollen, red, or if there is any discharge, it could be a sign of infection or inflammation.
Please note, we are able to express your dog's anal glands as part of the grooming process to provide some relief for your dog. However, we will not attempt to express anal glands if there are any signs of pain, infection or inflammation as you will need to seek advice from your veterinary surgeon.
You are welcome to add a nail clip to a bath and brush out. Nail clips can also be provided weekly when nails are very overgrown. This can help the quick shrink back at a faster rate.
Early Dropoff Addon
Our doors open for grooming at 9:00 am. If you need to drop your dog off early, perhaps on the way to work, you may do so from 8.00 am. This must be arranged in advance of your appointment; otherwise, additional charges may apply.
Late Pickup Addon
If you know you are going to be late collecting your dog, you can add on up to 1 hour of additional care. This must be added on in advance of the appointment; otherwise, additional charges may apply.