Baby the white poodle had teary eyes and redness underneath the eyes when she first come for grooming in July.
Mommy has been using Silky shampoo regularly and when she came for grooming yesterday, the area was dry and no redness!
One tip that helps with teary eyes is to clean the eyes with dry tissue, not wet tissue! Wet tissue irritates the eyes further as there many chemical inside.
Silky shampoo works as it has no harsh chemicals to irritate the eyes. The harsh chemicals in other shampoos irritate eyes and cause tearing. This in turn cause redness and feed yeast in the hair which turns brown in some cases. Google sodium laureth sulfate, paraben etc to see how irritating these common chemicals are.
This schnauzer had the common red hotspots caused by harsh chemicals in previous shampoo. We introduced Silky to the owner on National Day (9th Aug). 4 weeks later, the schnauzer came back for grooming and the hotspots were all gone!
Baby the shihtzu came to the grooming salon with rough, dry hair. After grooming, Mom couldn't believe how soft her hair became! Baby has been using vet medicated shampoo which is very very harsh and drying. Silky shampoo has no harsh chemicals at all and gentle to the skin. We have many testimonials of dogs who stop itching because of Silky shampoo. No more biting and scratching 👍
Not surprisingly, mom brought home a Silky conditioning shampoo for Baby 😄
One most headache inducing problem pawrents face is tick infestation. Ticks may come back again and again even after using preventative medicine such as Frontline and Revolution.
Ticks have a life cycle of 20 days, it is important to wait it out to make sure all the young and adult ticks are all killed. If 1 brand of oinment does not work, try another. Ticks may hide in the house too.
Check dogs for ticks immediately after taking a walk. Ticks love fo hide in the grass.
In our grooming salon, we check all dogs for ticks prior to grooming and groom dogs with ticks separately to ensure that our shop is free of flea and ticks.
This has served us well and our shop is free of flea and ticks.
Many schnauzers' pawrents do not know that they can choose different styles for their furkids, not just the usual schnauzer style.
Many people think that cats do not need grooming. It is not true at all. Yes, cats do not need as frequent grooming as dogs but they do need regular nail trim and bath.
I have seen many matted cats and cats with long nails which cause injury to themselves and their family.
At the Lovely Pets, we place emphasis on the wellbeing of the cats. We won't use unnecessary force which traumatise the cats. If a cat is very uncooperative, we will stop the grooming process.
There are cats who start hissing and growling even inside the carrier. These cats are clearly traumatised and forcing them to do the groom will cause them unnecessary stress.
Grooming cats are very different from dogs. Cats do best if they have been conditioned to groom since they were kittens.
Tips for cat moms and dads to allow cats to have a more pleasant grooming experience:
1. Touch and press on the paws to extract nails preferably once a day. Give treats and praises. This will make nail cutting so much more pleasant for them.
2. Condition cats to the sound of hair dryer weekly. Often it is the sound that spook the cats more than the drying process. Cats have dense soft fur which needs time to dry properly.
Sofie, a beagle came to have basic grooming and microbubble spa. Basic grooming includes cleaning of ears, cutting nails, shaving of pads, cleaning of hygiene are, anal gland expression, bath and dry.
Sofie had never been professionally groomed before in her 5 years of living! Considering that, she did quite well 😄
Double coated dogs such as beagles, retrievers, sheltie needs thorough drying. Often you feel that the dog is dry when you touch the fur, but in fact the undercoat is still wet. Improper drying leads to many skin condition such as yeast infection.
It is good to use a shampoo with no harsh chemical such as Silky conditioning shampoo too.