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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.

For any Dog Walking frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) – Please refer to Good as Gold – My dog walking business partner.

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.

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Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming is located in Chingford. Therefore, we cover the London Boroughs of Epping Forest and Waltham Forest. As Mobile Dog Grooming Epping Forest, we also travel to Enfield and Barnet areas. I love working with dogs and so my grooming business allows me regular cuddles. In addition to standard dog grooms, I also have a puppy introduction groom. The puppy introduction helps your puppy get used to being washed and groomed and having their nails cut.

Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming Epping Forest is located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in Chingford, and we have partnered with Good as Gold Pet Services for local dog walking. When you are out in Chingford or the surrounding areas, look out for the Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming van. Above all, if you do see me, give me a wave or stop me (if it is safe to do so), and let’s see what we can do for your dog.

Most importantly, my mobile dog grooming van has hydrobath washing and blaster drying – to give your dog the best groom. I will be very happy to discuss your dog grooming requirements over a telephone call or in person. I look forward to meeting you and your dog or dogs soon.

Mobile Dog Grooming Coverage Includes:

Buckhurst Hill Dog Grooming
Mobile Dog Grooming Chigwell
Dog Grooming Near Me Chipping Ongar
Dog Grooming Chingford
Chingford Hatch Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Epping
Dog Grooming Near Me Epping Green
Hale End Mobile Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Highams Park
Dog Grooming Lambourne End
Loughton Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Nazeing
North Weald Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Near Me Stapleford Abbey
Mobile Dog Grooming Stapleford Tawney
Dog Grooming Theydon Bois
Mobile Dog Grooming Waltham Abbey
Dog Grooming Woodford
Woodford Green Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Walthamstow

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