Our mission at Doggie Styles is to provide quality
grooming, exceptional customer service and peace
of mind in a safe, clean and friendly enviroment.
Matted coats can cause a variety of skin & health problems. Matted fur does not allow for air circulation to the skin, causing hot spots, bacterial and fungal infections. Fleas, ticks, maggots and other parasites may be lurking in the coat causing further skin infections. Matted fur also pulls and binds, causing pain to your pet when they move or lay on mats. The skin underneath is usually raw and inflamed. Matted coats will not dry properly and can lead to rotting fur and skin.
Due to matting, your dog’s hair may need to be shaved extremely short to the skin and may show signs of skin irritations and sores due to matting, wet undercoat and dirty coat. In order to take care of a dog/cat that has not been groomed often enough, and is matted, the required grooming sessions may be long, stressful, or painful.
It is the goal of Doggie Styles and our groomers to make your pet’s grooming experience as stress free as possible.
Due to the condition of your pet, the Groomer has determined that the only humane thing to do is to shave the pet’s coat down. This is a short clip, removing all the matting. Where feasible, we work to de-mat/brush out the pet’s coat, but only when it would not cause excessive pain and suffering to attempt to do so.
There is a strong chance that your pet’s skin will become irritated during the clipping process. We will use a medicated shampoo to help sooth any irritation that may occur. The matted hair rests tightly against the skin and the only way of removing mats is to use a short blade to clip between the skin and mats. Your dog/cat may be nicked and cut because the groomer has to work so closely to the skin to remove the matted coat. Our groomers are very careful, but the possibility of injury exists.
Understanding these risks are due to the current coat condition. If a nick happens due to this process, it will immediately be brought to your attention. Understand however that there are times when we may not notice while the dog is here. When you get home if you notice a nick or have a question about the groom, that was not brought to your attention while you were here, please call us immediately so we can bring your dog back in for an evaluation.
Safety if our greatest concern, both for your pet and our groomers.
Of course, our Groomers will be happy to show you how to care for your pet’s coat so that matting does not recur in the future.