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Dog Grooming FAQ’s

We appreciate that there can be so many questions you might have with regards to your dog being groomed, or maybe how to book online and pay. In the FAQ’s listed below we have tried to answer as many questions as possible for you. If we have not answered your question, then submit it via the Contact Us page and we will respond accordingly.

Bookings & Appointments

If it is your first grooming appointment, we will ask you some questions so that we get to know your dog. This will include your pet’s history, veterinarian details, health and behaviour information and your contact details. We will then examine your dog and discuss its grooming requirements with you. Once the grooming needs have been agreed we will commence grooming your dog.

For your convenience, our online booking system has all our available slots and allows you to book and pay immediately. Please go to https://jjolbnkauqkxpftwmq.10to8.com and choose a date and time that best suits your requirements.

Prices are set realistically depending on the breed and work to be carried out. We cannot give you a set price without seeing your dog and the work to be carried out. Please see the price list guide on our website. You may incur additional charges for removal of stubborn knots, overdue and unkempt coats, aggressive behaviour or flea baths.

Pawgeous Mobile Grooming pricing is based on breed, hair length, the condition of your dog’s, skin, its temperament, age, and grooming history, however, please use the prices listed on our Services page as guide pricing. We will give an exact cost at your pre-treatment consultation.

I would have to meet your dog first to give you an exact price before performing the first groom. The size, condition, and breed of your pet would determine the exact cost for a comprehensive groom and the time needed to perform it.

In most cases the prices shown on the website or quoted over the phone will be what you pay. As additional work may be necessary, we cannot give a definite price until we have seen your dog. We discuss our prices with you before any grooming begins.

It’s always my goal to have your dog ready as quickly as I can… but I won’t put your dog in a stressful or dangerous situation to do that. Sometimes, dogs need a break during their grooming session. I use sharp scissors to trim your dog’s hair, and rushing can be dangerous. My priority is to treat your dog with respect and love. My goal is for your pet to look forward to grooming visits! If you have any questions that weren’t answered here, feel free to give us a call.

We don’t encourage owners to be present as having the owner around often leads to the dog being unsettled, this then lengthens the time taken to complete the grooming. If any difficulty with a dog arises the owner will be consulted immediately.

Some customers feel their dog will be better behaved if they stay with them, but in most cases, this can have the opposite effect. Dogs can be nervous at first because they may not be used to staying with me or being without you for long, but they soon get used to the routine of being groomed and will enjoy the calm environment we have at Pawgeous Mobile Grooming. If you stay, your dog will be poised ready to go with you and they won’t be able to relax so it will be best for you to quietly leave after your consultation and I will return to you your happy clean dog after the groom.

Please make sure you walk your dog before your appointment. This releases energy and allows your dog time to toilet, before the grooming process starts. A good walk will make the grooming time easier and more enjoyable for your dog.

My full attention is given to the dog that is being groomed, so unfortunately, I sometimes must rely on voicemail. I try to return all calls and voicemails the same day and can’t do this while driving since I need to write down information about you and your pet. Please be patient, and I will return your calls as soon as possible. I do appreciate your calls and your business.

Please call us to cancel and re-schedule as soon as you know that you won’t be able to keep the appointment. We require 1 weeks’ notice to allow us to fill the appointment time.

Due to the loss of (self-employed) income from the lost appointment, it is necessary to charge a 100% fee for any appointments which are not cancelled / rescheduled within 1 week of the appointment time.

When I arrive at your home, I will perform a visual and physical screening of your pet. This includes evaluating the eyes, ears, teeth, nose, underside, skin and coat, and nail and pads. Once complete, they’ll discuss grooming packages and suggest specific treatments unique to your pet. During this time, you can provide any special grooming instructions or a haircut you have in mind. This is also a great opportunity to bring up known issues your pet has, from limping to allergies, and for older pets, the location of benign lumps. Letting your pet’s stylist know these conditions will help them recommend a custom grooming plan for your dog. When deciding on the service, ask what tools or products you’ll need for regular maintenance. This will help you determine whether the service suits both you and your pet’s lifestyle.

Yes, you do. However, on occasions I do have available spaces at short notice so always phone to enquire. I do recommend you book 4-6 weeks in advance and most of my customers book two treatments in advance to ensure an appointment.

Before jetting off with your dog be sure to ask for any care instructions between visits. If you and your pet are happy with the grooming experience, also consider scheduling their next appointment. You want your pet to be on a regular grooming schedule that accounts for busy times of the year. Based on the type of service, your dog may need more frequent visits. In either case, I will help you determine and put together a schedule to accommodate both you and your pet.

A complete groom can take from 1.5 to 3 hours depending of the size, breed, and condition of the dog. Every pet is different. Times are adjusted to meet the needs of the pet.

This will depend on which treatment your dog is having. If you are bringing your puppy to us for their first visit, they usually stay with us for a maximum of 1 hour (this gives us plenty of time for cuddles) and for them to have a bath, nail trim and ear clean. Usual treatments last for 1-2 hours maximum as we do NOT run a conveyor belt type grooming salon. Each dog is bathed and dried by hand. We want to make their experience as positive as we can.

You may find your appointment takes longer than anticipated. This is because I take my time to ensure your pampered pooch is relaxed and you get the best possible service.

It is advisable that you book your dog in again when you pick them up. We suggest that you phone up at least two weeks in advance of when you dog is due to be groomed to make an appointment. If your dog only requires a bath and groom with no trimming, then we may be able to fit you in sooner. We also operate a cancellation list if you require a more urgent appointment. Our Christmas bookings are in high demand and will need to be booked around End October / Beginning November time to avoid disappointment.

Booking an appointment for a grooming service ahead of time ensures that you and your pet are not kept waiting any longer than necessary. Saturdays tend to be especially busy. We’re happy to take late bookings when we have availability.

Pawgeous appointments are scheduled on a first-come / first-serve basis and can be made via voicemail, text, email, or on this website. Please keep in mind that it will take time to respond to scheduling requests and that calls are not answered during grooming appointments. After an initial visit, recurring follow-up appointments in advance are suggested for you to get the day and time you want. Note that during holiday seasons appointments for dog grooming fill up quickly, and regular customers will be served first.


Clipping is done by using electric clippers and stripping is done by “plucking” the hair out with fingers and using tools to pull out the dead or blown coat from the roots. Stripping can only be done on dogs with a wire texture coat. Stripping allows the coat to become harder and brilliant in colour. Colour change is more likely to happen in a dog that is clipped. Unfortunately, sometimes even if your dog is a breed known for having a wire coat, he / she will still need clipping because if the hair is too soft, it may hurt the dog. Stripping is also a much lengthier process which requires time an experience to do it properly.

I get a lot of customers asking if I can clip short their double coated breed such as a Border Collie or Pomeranian because they look hot during the warmer months, however this it is a common misconception. Double coated breeds have a longer topcoat which works as a guard from the elements whereas the undercoat works to keep the skin dry and insulated. Shaving a double coat removes the dog’s natural insulation, the new growth will consist of a thicker undercoat mixed with shorter topcoat hairs; this is known as ‘False Coat’. This results in the dog being covered in an extra thick blanket of undercoat, so imagine wearing that in the summer heat!

There are better ways for us to help your double coated breed and you can discuss this during the consultation, but you’ll be amazed at how much of the shedding coat we can remove using our professional tools! However, if there is a genuine reason for having the dogs coat clipped or scissored short, it can be done, and we are happy to do so if you understand the results may vary.

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So long as we are fully aware in advance of their age and problems, we can ensure that they are made comfortable during their visit and that the time spent with us is minimised. If in any doubt, please consult your vet who will help you to decide whether there would be any adverse risk in grooming your older dog.

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Clipping is suitable for most breeds and is the most popular option for most dog owners as it’s quicker, easy to maintain and the finished result is often tidier. Sometimes the coat may lighten slightly over time due to clipping and the texture of the coat may alter as it grows back. However, regular grooming will ensure the dog always looks their best.

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Frequency of grooming visits will depend on the breed of dog and your choice of styling for your pet, but the following will give you a rough guide: Curly coated breeds such as Poodles and Bichons will benefit from regular visits every 6 to 8 weeks. Harsh or wiry coated breeds such as West Highland, Scottish, Wire Fox, Airedale and Welsh Terriers, Schnauzers and Deerhounds, every 10 to 12 weeks. Long silky breeds such as Yorkshire and Maltese Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, Afghan Hounds, Spaniels and Setters can vary between 8- and 12-weeks dependant largely on what degree of care is given by their owners between grooming visits. Short coated breeds such as Dachshunds, Corgis, Pointers and Labradors will normally benefit from a twice-yearly visit for removal of dead coat and a tidying up and treatment of face, ears, nails, hygiene area and paws. Double coated breeds such as the New Foundland, Great Pyrenees, Husky, St. Bernard, Collies and Sheepdogs, between 2 and 3 visits per year dependant on individual coats and between-visit coat care. Any dogs regularly working outdoors or those who enjoy a particularly active and muddy lifestyle may of course require more regular washing and attention to ears, feet and paws.

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We love to pamper your dog and send him home looking fabulous and will spend some time removing small mats if it’s required. However, the welfare of your dog is more important to us so if the matting is extensive we may deem it more humane to remove the coat, giving your dog freedom from the pain of matted hair and giving you the chance to start afresh with his coat maintenance (we work in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006). We are more than happy to show you the best methods and tools required for home grooming at the end of your appointment to work together in keeping your dog’s looking fab and healthy.

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Eyes & Ears

We do not pluck ears on a regular basis. This is because it can be painful and recent research by veterinary dermatologists has determined that ear plucking can cause trauma to the inner ear skin, which is very sensitive and lead to infection. Head shaking can also result after ear plucking and this can lead to hematoma’s forming. 

We will be glad to trim the hair in and under the ear very short or pull out dead hairs. We hope you understand and appreciate that our main concern is for your pet’s comfort and safety.

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We choose to follow the advice given by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and all other professional organisations involved with dog grooming and therefore we do not routinely pluck ears.

Plucking the hair inside the ear canal can cause discomfort to your dog and exasperate existing ear problems. We will clean the area surrounding the ear canal with a specially formulated cleanser and advise you to seek veterinary attention should we notice any ear problems.

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Also called “Poodle Eye,” tear stains are dark blotchy areas that form on the hair under the eyes of some dogs—and they don’t have to be poodles. In fact, cats can get tear stains, too! This discoloration is particularly obvious in lighter-coloured dogs. The “stains” are caused when the eye expresses an excessive number of tears, which react with the bacteria in the hair. If tear stains are a chronic problem with your pet, it may indicate that is an underlying medical cause, such as infected tear ducts. You should bring this to the attention of your veterinarian. If routine cleaning with a moist washcloth doesn’t remove the stains, you can try solutions that are specially made for this condition. You can find them in pet-supply stores. Be sure to follow the directions.

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You’ve probably noticed the globs that can form around your dog’s eyes. Using a water-moistened wash cloth or sponge, very gently wipe the area around the eye to loosen and remove this dirt. Never wipe the eye itself. And be sure to approach this area slowly so you don’t startle your dog. Moistened cotton balls can also be used to help you target the specific area around the eye where the glob has formed. Never use soap or shampoo near your dog’s eyes because this may cause irritation—or even damage your dog’s eye.

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There are many times when a dog needs a quick touch-up on his face and around his eyes. Listed below are some tips to help:

Use a soft, clean washcloth or sponge

Moisten the cloth or sponge with room-temperature water (avoid extremes of temperature). Use just enough water to get the job done. If you oversaturate the cloth or sponge, your dog will feel soggy and may balk at having his face cleaned. You want your dog to feel as comfortable as possible.

Avoid using paper towels or napkins

When wet, these products can easily shred and disintegrate, which will leave small bits of paper in your dog’s coat when wiping. The idea is to make your dog cleaner than he was before you started.

Pre-moistened wipes

Some people use pre-moistened wipes because of their convenience. However, you need to make sure the ingredients in the solution does not irritate your dog. This is especially true if the wipe is made for human, not canine use. If you want to use a pre-moistened wipe, make sure you stick to products that are specifically made for dogs.

Be gentle but firm

Use only as much force as necessary to soften and dislodge bits of food or dirt in your dog’s facial fur. It’s better to make several soft strokes than one or two more forceful—and intimidating—swipes. If a clump is proving especially stubborn, use a little more water to moisten it. And if your pet is especially sensitive, try a soft cotton ball soaked in warm water.

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When it is bath time, don’t simply focus on his body, make sure you cover all the ground from nose to tail including the face and eyes.

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Your vet can recommend a special eye wash to keep your dog’s eye’s clean. Use the recommended eye wash and a clean, soft towel or washcloth to gently wipe the gunk out every day. Talk to your vet about what might work best for your dog.

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General Grooming Information

Yes, keeping your pet clean is important for your home and family. Dogs who are free from dirt and parasites make far more pleasant companions – this is especially important if you allow your pet on your bed or furniture (surely not)! We will check the condition of their coat for dry and flaking skin and select the appropriate shampoo and conditioner and ensure that any dead hair and debris is washed away with softened water and thoroughly brushed out. We will also check and trim toenails, and check ears for signs of irritation, infection or wax build up.

This is a very common assumption, but many short haired breeds shed much more than others! These breeds will benefit more from regular grooming as we have professional tools and treatments which will help to reduce the amount of dead hair in their coat and in turn, the amount of hair dropped on your carpets.

This depends on what your dog has done. Most dogs who have a trim come every 6-8 weeks. Some dogs that are more high maintenance may require trimming every 4 weeks whilst other dogs who may have had a short trim, or whose coat doesn’t grow as quickly may not need to come back for 10-12 weeks. We can advise you on your appointment when you should book in again. The length of time left between grooms also depends on how well you can maintain the coat at home. If a dog is groomed daily and is matt free, they will be able to go longer whilst a dog that becomes very matted very quickly, will have to come sooner otherwise the preferred style may not be possible. Dogs which are only bathed and tidied can go anything from 6 weeks to 4 months depending on how thick your dog’s coat is. Please remember this is just a guideline and every dog and breed are different.

The grooming needs of dogs are different depending on their breed and coat and lifestyle. Some will need dog grooming more frequently and others less often. We can offer you advice on this, but most breeds ideally need trimming around every 6 to 8 weeks. Seasonal changes can also affect coat growth where it grows more quickly in summer and needs more washing and tidying in the winter. Your dog’s nails may need cutting every 4 to 6 weeks’ dependent upon their breed and outside activity.

This varies on the breed and coat type. Keeping the coat matt-free with regular brushing and combing is essential. If your dog needs a bath, then use good quality shampoo suited to their skin and coat. You can visit between grooming appointments to have your dog bathed and brushed if required.

Gland Expression

Anal gland sacs have been routinely expressed by groomers and veterinarians for many years, yet recent research shows that this is an often unnecessary and sometimes has adverse effects on the dog. Some of the possible problems which may be caused, may include, infection, irritation and/or ruptured sacs. Should these problems arise, they may require veterinary treatment. Repeated expression can cause the rectum to weaken leading to damaged skin, increased need for expression and in some cases incontinence. This can be especially true of external expression which is what groomers are allowed by law to do. As such, we do not perform anal gland expression as part of any service. We believe that this process should be only performed when medically necessary.

Anal glands are situated on either side of the anus and are scenting glands. These can be externally emptied if they have become blocked or are uncomfortable for your dog. We do not routinely empty these glands as we feel if there is no problem with them, they should be left alone. If your dog is having a problem, they will be scooting their bottom along the floor or you may notice a particularly offensive smell around the rear of your dog. (if this is the case please consult your veterinary surgeon).

Recently I’ve been asked regularly if I offer anal gland expression as part of my grooming service. This is NOT something we offer. Unless a dog is showing symptoms of infection or impaction of the glands they do not need to be manually expressed. Emptying of the glands is something which a dog does naturally when it goes to the toilet.

I will check the glands during the quick health check that’s done at the beginning of each groom, however, my advice to any customer who is concerned that their dog may be experiencing problems with its anal glands is to seek the advice of a vet for professional diagnosis / treatment.

Most dogs go through their lives without experiencing any problems with anal glands. If they needed help emptying them, we recommend a check-up from the vet to ensure that there is no infection or underlying reason for them to become full and irritating for your dog.

Hand Stripping

First, it’s good to understand exactly what Hand Stripping is and what it involves. Wire coated breeds should have a double coat consisting of a coarse wiry topcoat known as the guard coat and a soft undercoat. Hand Stripping involves plucking out the coarse guard coat by hand and some suitable tools. Removing the dead guard coat allows new growth to come through which keeps the rich colour and texture of the wiry coat. If this coat is clipped or scissored you will lose the deep colours of the coat, as mainly the pale undercoat will remain and the texture will soften, destroying the protection of the coat. Not all wiry coated dogs can be hand stripped for a variety of reasons such as suitability of the coat, health issues or if the coat has been previously clipped. A show standard hand stripped coat is time consuming and an ongoing process as your groomer would need to be ‘rolling’ the coat on a weekly basis allowing the harsh texture to remain constant. However, we understand this is not suitable for most owners so we will usually completely hand strip the coat in one session. Some dogs are more sensitive than others while being hand stripped and it is something that they need to get used to over time which is why it may need to be done over a few sessions at first. We also like to provide regular water and toilet breaks during the sessions (for both the dog and groomer!) as the appointment will be longer than an average session. However, over time the dog will get used to it and most dogs enjoy the quiet time to relax and be pampered.

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Clipping is done by using electric clippers and stripping is done by “plucking” the hair out with fingers and using tools to pull out the dead or blown coat from the roots. Stripping can only be done on dogs with a wire texture coat. Stripping allows the coat to become harder and brilliant in colour. Colour change is more likely to happen in a dog that is clipped. Unfortunately, sometimes even if your dog is a breed known for having a wire coat, he / she will still need clipping because if the hair is too soft, it may hurt the dog. Stripping is also a much lengthier process which requires time an experience to do it properly.

Health & Welfare

We never sedate pets, nor do we accept pets who have been sedated. If your dog has been known to have a strong behavioural reaction to grooming or bathing, please advise us when making the appointment. If a pet is truly uncooperative or made uncomfortable by the process, we might end the session – but we will never sedate your pet.

Yes. All grooming equipment used on your dog is sterilised ready for the next customer.

Your dog’s well-being is my priority. A full medical history will always be taken before commencing a groom and any concerns you have will be discussed. If you wish to supply your own prescribed medicated shampoo this is not a problem. Alternatively, I will select one of our specialist hypoallergenic shampoos designed for sensitive skins.

Dogs are typically better behaved when they are in my grooming van than when they are at home. Dogs that may appear nervous when they first come into my van calm down when their owner has gone, and they get used to our environment. We can always give the dog extra time to settle in. It is highly recommended that a nervous dog comes in for socialisation prior to their appointment. This has proven to improve their experience of visiting us greatly.

It is important that you inform me if your dog has ANY aggressive tendencies even if they’re rare. Dogs cannot tell us when they’re uncomfortable or unhappy, so I pay close attention to their body language and behaviour while they’re with me. However, if I am already aware of any behavioural issues, I will be more alert and prepared. Dogs are generally snappy or aggressive if we’re doing something they don’t like so in this case we can work together to find ways to get around and/or solve the issues, possibly encouraging more frequent but shorter visits to the salon to give your dog the chance to get to know us and the grooming process better. It is a learning curve and some dogs take longer than others to become accustomed. There are rare occasions when I am unable to complete the groom on your dog due to its behaviour. If he is too aggressive or anxious, it’s not in his (or our) best interest to continue as it won’t make things easier and someone could get hurt. If this happens, I will phone you and ask you to collect your dog immediately and we can have a chat about the options going forward.

Keeping an animal calm is part and parcel of a groomer’s experience, knowing how to handle and talk to your pet will solve 99% of problems. Muzzles will be used only as a last resort and normally if required, will only be applied for a very short part of the process. It is very rare to find an ‘un-groomable dog’ but if we come across any serious problems during a visit, we will of course discuss them with you so we can agree on a solution together.

Most dogs are not muzzled. If the dog shows any signs of aggression, it’s for the dog’s protection and our safety to muzzle the dog. The muzzle is immediately removed if the dog shows any signs of distress.

The individual service we offer is ideal for timid or nervous dogs. We have some experience of grooming nervous dogs and over time have built up a friendly and trusting relationship with many of them. As we only groom one dog at a time there is no waiting around or strange noises from other dogs to upset them.

Generally, we can accommodate a bitch that is in season. It is advisable that you contact us to discuss the stage of your bitch’s season prior to her appointment.

You may feed your dog a small amount at least two hours before their appointment, as this can keep them comfortable during the grooming. Please do not overfeed and allow your dog the opportunity to toilet well before our arrival.

A lot of customers ask how we keep the dogs still for grooming and the answer is that we are experienced at what we do, and our doggy customers get to know us very well and are very happy while they are with us. We try to make the experience as enjoyable as we can even though being groomed isn’t a natural experience for them. We use supports around the neck and belly for safety purposes for your dog as if for any reason your dog did try to jump off, we are able to stop them from causing themselves any harm. All certified training establishments for dog grooming would recommend using supports for the safety of the dog.

Yes of course. We have a hydraulic grooming table and bath so pets will not need to be lifted at all. They will be groomed in a calm and familiar environment which reduces stress and separation anxiety. Our equipment is designed with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind and is especially ideal for senior and anxious pets. For extremely nervous dogs, it would be best not to feed him/her for 3 hours before the groom.

We are very experienced in grooming elderly dogs and give them extra special care and attention and will give them extra rest during the treatment. If they have trouble standing, we have belly supports and will also break the treatment up so that they can have a lie down in between. We have several blind, deaf and arthritic customers and we adapt each treatment to each individual dog’s needs.

Mobile Grooming

Absolutely, I am fully trained and hold City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Dog Grooming Certification. Ultimately, I shall groom your dog how you want it done, be it breed standard or just to accommodate your lifestyle.

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Yes, providing it is permitted and there is access to enough parking (I will require approximately 3 car lengths) and an electrical point.

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We are happy for you to watch your dog being groomed, however, due to insurance reasons and safety factors, neither customers nor their children may enter the mobile vehicle while grooming is in session. Please feel free to observe the grooming session through the side of the mobile salon. I would be happy to show you my vehicle before grooming your pet. In addition to your personal safety, your pet may get excited or be anxious at your presence, making it more difficult for me to groom your pet.

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I spend every day working with dogs. When I tell people this, they usually say something about how great it must be to get to snuggle and play with dogs for a living. Yes! it is a great job, I love what I do, it’s also a hard job. It’s dirty, loud, and physically demanding, but also very rewarding.

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Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming salon currently serves locations in and around Chingford, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Cheshunt, Enfield, Epping, Loughton, Woodford, Wanstead, Waltham Abbey, Walthamstow and further afield upon request (Example: we have customers in Rickmansworth, Bricket Wood & Saint Albans).

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The supplies used by Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming salon are environmentally friendly. The mobile salon has a tank for wastewater. It usually will not be emptied on or around your property, except possibly if I groom many dogs at a single appointment. Generally, however, I recycle the wastewater on the plants at my house as the mobile salon has separate filters for dog hair.

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Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming salon must be able to plug into your household electrics. My mobile grooming van contains its own water, which is quickly heated as needed to provide your pet the most comfortable bath. Refilling water from your house might only be necessary if there were a large number of dogs groomed in a single appointment.

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Grooming or bathing your pet once about every four-to-six weeks, either at home or with a professional groomer, will keep your pet happy and healthy and allow them to be regularly checked for any abnormalities, such as ticks, fleas and dry patches or problems with nails, teeth, ears and eyes. Pets who have recently been vaccinated, have active infections or have underlying health issues are at higher risk of injury from stress. Older pets, those with special challenges, pets who have recently experienced stressful life changes or injuries are at higher risk of experiencing stress or aggravating a condition during grooming. Keep in mind, stress in pets can be cumulative, meaning a series of stressful situations can affect a pet’s health and well-being. Be sure to flag any special conditions with us and note all pertinent information on the provided salon card.

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Give us a call, leave a message or send an email and we will call you back to discuss what you need before making an appointment. We ideally need somewhere level to park our van close to your home and we must be able to plug into your household electrics. Please ensure your dog has been and toileted before we get there.

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Nail Clipping

All dogs nails contain a blood vessel known as the ‘quick’. Cutting through this blood vessel causes extensive bleeding and considerable pain. Especially in black nails, the quick is not always visible and we will only cut the nail to a length we feel safe to do so. Each time a nail is cut, the quick recedes slightly enabling the nail to be trimmed again within a couple of weeks. Regular nail trimming is recommended in order to keep them to a short length however many dogs will naturally wear their own nails through regular walking (especially on concrete) and in these cases, the nails will not need to be trimmed.

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Yes! If you see us out and about, or you are local to our base in E4 (Chingford), drop by and the cost is £10.00.

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This really depends on your dog. If your dog is walked more on grass and fields than on roads, he/she will need them cut more often as there is no surface to wear the nails down. If you are unsure you can just pop into the salon at any point and we can let you know if they need cutting.

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Grooming always includes checking, and where needed, trimming nails. The only exception to this would be dogs that become overly aggressive or stressed to the point where it would be unsafe for us to provide this service.

See our Grooming Services which best meet your requirements.

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Nail clipping is a straightforward process. If your dog is groomed at regular intervals we clip the nails as part of the grooming process. It shouldn’t be necessary to clip nails between regular grooming appointments. Dogs who exercise regularly on a hard surface may not need their nails clipping so regularly compared to dogs that lead a gentler lifestyle who may need their nails clipped more often.

See our Grooming Services which best meet your requirements.

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Oral Hygiene

Not every dog will tolerate teeth brushing. Your best shot at having an adult dog who cooperates with regular teeth brushing is to introduce puppies to dental care from an early age. Though most young dogs will not need regular teeth cleaning it is important to teach them to accept the use of a toothbrush. Just like you train a puppy to allow you to cut their nails, you should train them to let you brush their teeth. If dogs are not introduced from an early age, it is a process that will require much more training, time, and patience. Some dogs will just not allow us to handle their mouths. In this case, a hands-off approach is best for the owner and pet – thankfully, there are plenty of doggie dental products on the market that can help combat dental disease for dogs who can’t stand teeth brushing.

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During their first visit your puppy will be introduced in a relaxed and fun way to the sights, sounds and smells of the grooming salon ensuring that future visits are stress free. We advise you to start your puppy grooming with a bath and trim at least ten days after the final vaccinations. Your puppy can come in for an enjoyable puppy session to get used to the sights and smells of the salon and settle in from an early age.

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As soon as a puppy has had his last injection is a great time to start – the sooner you familiarise them with being groomed the happier your puppy will be. Think of the first grooming experience with that of a child’s first dentist appointment – if it’s carried out by a well-meaning but unskilled person your pet may fear and dread it for the rest of their lives. However, if introduced to grooming correctly at a young age by a well-trained professional, using the correct equipment, it can be a very positive and rewarding experience for them. Expertise together with love and patience are the keys to years of successful grooming.

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It’s never too early to let your dog get accustomed to dog grooming, and we like to see puppies come in for dog grooming as early as eight weeks of age. These first visits will be short and simple; they’ll probably entail a bath, blow-dry, nail clipping, and minimal trimming around the face. We will ensure that your dog is not stressed during the process as we help him or her get used to being groomed.

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It’s recommended to wait until all the vaccinations have been given which is about 3 months old. Until then you as the pet owner can get your pet used to being groomed by brushing or combing your pet at home. Daily play with your pet’s ears and feet getting them used to these areas touched. We will be more than happy to show you how to properly brush and bathe your pet, also how to cut their nails. This is good to know since you will need to do this between grooming.

Category: Puppies

We can see your puppy any time after their first vaccinations are completed (normally around 3 months). The evolution from a puppy to an adult coat is wholly dependent on breed and a grooming regime will be suggested to suit.

Category: Puppies

All puppies can be groomed from as early as 8 weeks if they are vaccinated. This is extremely important as at this age everything is a new learning experience for them, and nothing phases them. Although it may seem a lot at such a young age they adapt very quickly and with regular appointments will become used to being bathed, groomed and having their nails trimmed. This also makes bathing at home a much more pleasurable experience for you and your puppy.

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Washing & Bathing

We only use top quality salon professional dog shampoos. We have a range of different types of shampoo, including a hypo-allergenic natural ingredient range, medicated shampoos and a range of coat conditioners. If your dog has any skin conditions requiring a veterinary prescribed shampoo, we will be happy to use the shampoo supplied.

Yes, we will be happy to take your dog for a “Bath, Blow Dry & Brush”. For some breeds, we recommend an interim bath to keep the coat in good condition and to prevent knots and matting. We are also able to give a quick trim around the eyes and paws to keep things tidy too.

This depends on your dog and how much he/she likes to swim in the river or roll in something unpleasant. Our shampoos are very mild so they will not cause any irritation to your dog’s skin, no matter how often you have your dog bathed. Whilst your dog is in the hydrobath, they will be given a coat condition which will ensure the natural oils within your dog’s coat are replenished. It is essential that the dog is bathed prior to trimming in order to achieve the best results.

Unless your dog gets dirty or smelly because of some unforeseen circumstance, you’ll only need to have your dog bathed once every two to four months. Bathing too frequently will dry out your pet’s skin and strip natural oils from their coat.

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Chingford Dog Grooming – E4 6RP

Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming is based in Chingford. As a mobile dog groomer, I groom across the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Epping Forest, Waltham Forest, Barnet and Enfield. Dog Grooming FAQ’s

Dog grooming based in Chingford; Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming grooms dogs throughout the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Epping Forest, Redbridge, Barnet and Enfield. I also groom dogs in Buckhurst Hill, Woodford and Loughton. I have other dog grooming customers throughout Waltham Forest, including Walthamstow and Highams Park. Dog Grooming FAQ’s. As a mobile dog groomer, I groom dogs across Epping Forest, Waltham Forest and Redbridge including Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Green. Mobile dog grooming allows me to cover the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Epping Forest and Waltham Forest. Being a mobile dog groomer, I am not limited to the above locations, and have customers as far as Hampstead and over to Barnet and Enfield. Dog Grooming FAQ’s

Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming prices vary depending upon the breed of dog, how large the dog is in size, the style of groom and the condition of their coat. In contrast to grooming salons, I come to you with my “mobile dog grooming spa”. No hassle and stress of dropping off and collecting your dog, I groom in the comfort of your home surrounds using the latest in Hydrobath washing and blaster drying – giving your dog the perfect groom. Dog Grooming FAQ’s