Pretty Paws – keeping your hound in top order
We are located just 5 minutes from Wicklow Town, close to the Beehive Pub.
New Lower Prices! Collection Service Available. Onsite grooming service.
Sinead looks forward to seeing your 4 legged friends.
Contact Sinead today on 087-6241423 or follow her on Facebook.
Sinead Dunne of Pretty Paws tells us about the importance of keeping your dog groomed
A large portion of the general public believe grooming a dog is just popping the dog in the bath and that’s the grooming procedure complete.
This could not be further from the truth.
Your groomer is a very valuable addition to your dog’s life. If your groomer is competent then from the moment your dog enters the salon with you, it is being assessed but you are probably not even aware of it happening.
Many health problems and issues can be brought to an owner’s attention.
Living with your dog, day in day out, it can be difficult to notice small changes. For example you might not notice your four legged friend standing with a more arched back, which could possibly indicate a back/disc problem.
A foul smell can be anything from a dirty bum to an ear infection or a piece of stick caught between the dog’s teeth.
While your pet is being groomed we handle every square inch of their body.
We can be an added early warning system by bringing to your attention lumps, bumps, sores, old wounds, torn nails and skin problems. Sometimes we might find restricted movement in joints and limbs which can be early indications of conditions that vets can help provide relief for.
The list can be endless.
Apart from that side of things we can offer advice on a huge variety of problems connected with your pet such as; training, diet, exercise, choice of dog, boarding and maybe even helping you to deal with the passing of a pet.
So your little friend is being groomed today. Did you know that while he is being worked on that his ears will be checked and any excess hair, which can lead to problems? The ear will then be cleaned and if your dog requires veterinary help to treat an infection you will be advised of this.
His teeth and gums will be looked at to see if you need to consider some dental treatment with your vet or whether giving Fido a bone to chomp will keep his teeth clean.
His nails will be checked and trimmed if necessary. Large hard plugs which can form from hair and dirt between the pads, which must feel like walking with stones in your shoes, will be removed for your dog’s comfort.
All around his privates will be clipped and cleaned for ongoing hygiene at home. His skin and coat will be assessed for the most suitable shampoo. His coat will be attended to whether he is being brushed out or put into a clipped style.
So grooming is a lot more exhaustive than just a clip indeed it’s essential for maintaining a happy and healthy hound.
Pretty Paws grooming is the ultimate in dog care.
Its proprietor, Sinead Dunne from Wicklow Town, has years of experience in taking care of dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Sinead has a Diploma in Animal Care and has been running her own business for almost 4 years.
She offers unbeatable rates on grooming which will have your hound looking their best in no time.
And to boot, Sinead will pick up and drop off your dog so all you have to do is call her.
Whether it be a dog who has seen better days or a clip to get the hound in top order for a special event, Sinead will talk you through your options to ensure that your dog comes up looking its best.
Hundreds of happy customers come to Sinead every month for an unrivaled service.
And Sinead also makes award winning doggie treats to make sure your pooch is fully pampered.
Contact her today on 087-6241423 or follow her on Facebook.
And stay tuned for special offers over the coming weeks.