At Dirty Paws Mobile Grooming we provide a calm, low stress environment which is accomplished by just one client pet’s in our mobile van at a time. Dogs are groomed one at time from start to finish. We only groom a limited number of dogs each day, ensuring that each pet receives top quality, personalized service and leaves us feeling happy and stress free.
We want your puppy’s first few visits to be as pleasant as possible and will make every effort to do so by starting with the simplest haircut. If you teach your puppies some basic discipline and to be still for brushing, professional grooming will be easier for both pet and groomer. Tearless shampoo will be used for your puppy’s safety.
The First Puppy Trim
It is very important to start grooming schedule for puppies early. In fact they can start as 12 weeks (second set of vaccines are necessary). When you introduce your new puppy to grooming, it becomes a normal part of his/her life and not become a stressful experience. We take the time to show your puppy all the equipment we are going to use. This way they will be no afraid of the different noises, smells or sites before grooming. In many cases their first experience is a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning and a little trim (feet and face).
Mobile grooming services are ideal for older and mature dogs, which may have health issues and are unable to be taken to a normal grooming shop. We will use extra care and patience for mature pets. If, in our judgment, brushing or clipping is determined to cause too much stress to the pet we will modify or terminate the haircut. Please be sure to notify us of any health conditions that might make your pet uncomfortable during the bathing, drying, or clipping.
We recommend a frequent grooming schedule for your pet. Letting too much time go by between grooming often results in matting. Severe dematting is a painful process. We will only brush out or dematt small mats that can be removed painlessly. If the matting is more severe or causes the pet discomfort to brush, we may suggest a clip to shave the matts out, taking the rest of the coat to an appropriate length, this will help you start over with your dogs coat.
All grooming sessions include:
- Slowly, gently brush and comb out the hair
- Check for fleas and ticks (flea and tick shampoo if necessary)
- Express anal glands (if needed)
- Trim nails
- Brush teeth(teeth scaling available upon request)
- Bathe with all-natural shampoo and conditioner
- Provide massage during bath
- Medicated bath for dry and flaky skin
- Hand dry or fluff dry (no cages)
- Professional hair cut to suit your needs
- Complete reporting on the condition of your loved one’s skin and coat
Shampoo At Dirty Paws we are dedicated in providing only the best and the gentlest shampoos and conditioners for your dog. We prefer using Natures Specialties and Show Seasons all natural products. The products from these companies have been carefully selected to provide the best coat and skin conditioning for your furry friends. They are cruelty free and Eco-friendly products which have been made in FDA approved facilities.
Aloe Concentrate: The most popular shampoo used for everyday use is the Aloe Concentrate Shampoo. This gentle cleansing all purpose herbal shampoo with its fresh clean scent has been the professional groomers’ choice for terriers and other harsh coated dogs because it cleans deeply without stripping the natural oils, rinses easily and leaves a shiny manageable coat. This product is safe to use on puppies, kittens over 6 weeks of age. Safe to use on dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. Contains: A blend of surfactants, aloe vera , herbal oils and vitamins.
Hypo ‘Aloe’ Genic: This high concentrated shampoo is a great choice for dogs that have sensitive skin and used in many grooming shops for those dogs requiring that weekly bath. It’s gentle, economical and safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks old and may be used on other small animals. Safe for dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. Contains: a blend of vitamins and conditioners in a mild shampoo base with fragrance.
Plum Silky: Professional groomers #1 choice for the shampoo they trust and build their business on everyday. You will love this mild concentrated shampoo as much as they do for its ability to clean well, add texture, condition, and the wonderful lasting fragrance it’s been known for. The Aloe Vera, vitamins and silk proteins enhance its conditioning powers while leaving the coat more manageable and with a brilliant sheen for days. This shampoo will soon be your #1 choice also and is safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks old. Safe to use on dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. Contains: a blend of vitamins & conditioners in a mild shampoo base.
COLLOIDAL OATMEAL Medicated: This amazing shampoo is to help relieve the itching and discomfort associated with dry flaky skin from weather changes or just simply the dryness from being indoors. It releases itching for dry skin caused by fleas. It will also help protect the coat from some of the damage and breakage due to matting. Safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks old. Contains: a blend of protein, vitamins, aloe vera, emollients, anti oxidants and colloidal oatmeal.
ALOE BLUING SHAMPOO: Professional groomers’ choose this shampoo for its great color enhancing ability that brightens any color of coat from white to black. This concentrated deep cleaning shampoo also contains Aloe Vera and Panthenol to help soothe and add moisture to the skin and coat. Excellent for all breeds and is also safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks of age and may be used on other small animals. Safe for dogs,cats,kittens,puppies,pets. Contains: an optical brightener with aloe vera, Jojoba oil, panthenol, and vitamins A, D, and E.
QUICK RELIEF® NEEM: Professional groomers and Veterinarians have helped eliminate many difficult skin problems using this medicated shampoo. With it’s anti itch, microbial, anti fungal, anti bacterial, and anti septic abilities it naturally deodorizes while aiding in the relief of the itching and irritation that comes with flea and tick infestation, ring worm, eczema and the loss of hair seen with chewing and biting. Safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks old and may be used on other small animals. For best results follow with Nature’s Specialties® Aloe Remoisturizer to add moisture and help soothe the skin. Contains: Neem, plus a combination of herbal oils in a mild shampoo base.
CITRU-MELA PLUS: An excellent deep cleaning therapeutic shampoo for dog & cats containing vitamins and the natural oils of Citrus, Kiwi and Melaleuca. Together they naturally soothe hot spots and various skin irritations including those from flea and tick infestations. Safe for puppies, kittens over 6 weeks of age. Contains: water, a proprietary surfactant blend domestic d-limonene, aloe vera, melaleuca oil, essential oils and fragrance.
QUICKER SLICKER: This easy to use conditioning, dematting and detangling spray has been the top choices of professional groomers for over 20 years. Simply spray lightly to make brushing out your pet before a bath easier or use a little extra and work in to those heavier mats then brush them out. Groomers love how they can mist a damp coat after bath and it cuts the brushing and drying time in half while leaving your pet soft, silky and smelling delicious. Contains: a blend of conditioners with high quality of cosmetic silicon, Ph balanced with a delicious smelling fragrance.