DOG GROOMING:
Our Friendly, Experienced Master groomers provide a Clean, Sanitized
and Stress Free Environment to groom your best friend. They
can offer you nail painting, hair dying and any specialty cut
you might like.

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Your PET is always treated as one of ours!!!!

Our Groomery offers Basic Care: Bath and Brush, includes shampoo, glands,
nails, ears and potty path
 Groom:  includes bath and clip
 Spa Package: (additional charge)
includes upgraded shampoo & conditioner
and toothbrush
Mini Make Over: includes trimming face, feet and potty path
(no bath)
Additional Charges Apply for the following:
Medicated Shampoo and Conditioner
Nail Clip Only
Matted Hair
Tooth Brushing

We use the BEST in grooming products:
• BioGroom Shampoos and Conditioner
• Espree Shampoos and Conditioners
• Davis Fragrances

Feather Fur Extensions are available to put a little BLING on your pet.

Dog Grooming Basics

Dog grooming is one of your dog’s basic needs and an important part of dog ownership. Just like people, dogs need physical maintenance to look and feel their best. Fortunately, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people, Living Safari groomers can help you determine how much grooming your dog actually needs and keep it on a schedule. Generally, a dog’s grooming needs depend on the breed and hair type. If your dog has a skin, ear or nail condition, follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding grooming your dog. These are important appropriate grooming tools basics to remember.

1. Bathing
Bath time does not mean fun to most dogs and owners. It may bring forth an image of a wet dog running from the tub, dripping all over the house. Bathing does not have to be this way if your dog can get used to it. He may not like the bath, but he’ll be easier to manage. Learn how to bathe your dog properly and make the experience as positive as you can for you and your dog.

Most dogs should be bathed every 4-6 weeks, but bathing as often as once a week is not considered harmful. Always use a soap-free shampoo that is intended for dogs. Depending on the condition of your dog’s skin and coat, your veterinarian may recommend a specific shampoo. In this case, be sure to follow your veterinarian’s instructions about bathing.

With the Living Safari Rewards Card, (get a stamp for each dog that has a bath or groom, after 12 stamps, you get $25 Off any item or groom) that helps reduce your cost and promotes a grooming schedule routine for your pet. The more frequently you have your pet bathed or groomed, the sooner they will become familiar with the process and the less stress and anxiety your pet will have. They will learn to understand that the grooming experience is a friendly and safe experience. Of course not all dogs will agree and some have had negative experiences prior to coming to Living Safari, but our groomers will treat and handle your pet like our own. Sometimes muzzling is required to ensure the safety of your pet and the Living Safari groomer.

2. Haircuts
Dogs with continuously growing hair, such as the Poodle or Shih Tzu, typically need their hair cut every 2-4 weeks depending on the breed of the dog and the style of the cut. This task is often best left to professional groomers, though many dog owners are able to learn some basic maintenance haircuts. If you are interested in learning professional dog grooming skills, consider dog grooming school.

3. Hair Brushing
Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and sessions will strengthen the bond with your dog while maintaining a healthy coat. A dog’s minimum brushing needs depend on hair type. Choose the right tools and follow these guidelines.

· Long-haired dogs usually require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling of hair.
· Medium-haired dogs may be prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed at least weekly.
· Short-haired dogs can typically go up to a month in-between brushing.

Regardless of hair type, you can brush your dog daily – especially if he enjoys it. More frequent brushing during shedding season can help prevent hair build-up and excess shedding. Consider a product like the FURminator deShedding Tool.

4. Nail Trimming
Nail trims are often detested by dogs and owners alike. Most dogs dislike even having their paws handled and know how much it hurts when nails are cut too short. Dog owners are often uncomfortable with the process for fear of hurting their dogs.
Dogs will develop an aversion to nail trimming once they experience pain from it. The best way to avoid this is to learn how to trim nails correctly and exercise caution. Ideally, a veterinary technician, vet, or a Living Safari groomer should teach you how to trim your dog’s nails. Most dogs need monthly nail trims, but your dog may need more or less depending on the rate of growth.
An alternative to nail trimming is the use of a rotary tool to file down nails. Consider a Peticure Grooming Tool for this task.

5. Ear Care
Your dog’s ears can be a haven for bacteria and yeast if not kept clean. Some dogs can go their whole lives without ear problems, and the only routine ear cleaning needed is during the monthly bath. Other dogs have chronic ear disease and require multiple cleanings a day.
Ear problems can often be traced back to genetics. Dogs with floppy ears or long hair tend to be predisposed to ear problems because the ear canal simply does not have as much air exposure. Many ear problems are a sign of allergies. If your dog has excess debris or foul odor in his ears, your veterinarian will likely prescribe special ear cleaners and medications. If your dog’s ears are relatively healthy, you can help keep them that way with proper ear care.