Dog Grooming Bristol BS4.
This local dog grooming salon in Brislington is now open. We are happy to announce a full range of treatments including clippering, scissoring, hand stripping, nail trimming and more!
Brislington is a lovely area for a dog to live with lots of nice dogs walks to enjoy and now with K9 QT's on your doorstep it just got even better.
We are a small business that is proud to offer a personal service for you and your dog.
Because they're woof it!
Update: In the very near future we are also hoping to be able to offer a dog micro chipping service, Helping you keep what is important safe. Watch this space...
Dog grooming salon basics!
Here at K9 QT's we will pride ourselves on our attention to detail and ability to empathise with dogs.
Dog grooming in Bristol BS4.
K9 QT's Dog grooming salon in Bristol, only exists because of our genuine love of dogs and we strive to set all of our canine customers tails a wagging. We always work with the best interest of the dog at heart and with that in mind we are more than happy to stray from a text book cut in favour of something more practical for the doggy , if so requested. We will NEVER do anything that we feel is detrimental to the well being of a dog.
We have very persuasive methods of coaxing dogs and making their dog grooming experience pleasant and do not condone excessive force or forcing a furry friend to do something against their will for the sake of vanity. Should you require any special treatments like cleaning with flea shampoo, we will be happy to oblige, as with all our services.The charity we support.
Not all dogs are as lucky as the ones that visit our dog grooming salon, with their nice owner/staff/PA fussing over them. We like to get involved and help raise money for local animal sanctuaries (Bristol area), that help take care of poorly/unwanted pets and find them a new, loving, forever home. Please help us and make a donation in the collection tin for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary. Or visit their Website for ways to get involved or to make a donation. We make and sell hand crafted doggy fridge magnets for £3 each. All of the money made from the magnets will be donated to charity.
Dog grooming in Brislington, Salon Owner
She has always loved all animals, especially dogs. Having 'rescued' both of hers from the local dogs home, she has been passionate about them for many years and was even a volunteer dog walker for some time. Her career was, originally, to become a fully qualified Dental nurse and Practice manager. This she achieved, but was not fully satisfied. This is when she had a rethink about her career direction.
It takes a special type of person to question her life, leave all that behind and start again. That said, she left her job and off she went to study, train and qualify in all aspects of dog grooming!
The results of all her hard work can now be experienced by all dog owners in Bristol.
She will welcome all new and old clients to this new dog grooming salon in Bristol.
Dog grooming Services.
- ● Dog Bathing
- ● Dog Clipping
- ● Dog Handstripping
- ● Dog Scissoring
- ● Dog Nail clipping
- ● Dog Ear cleaning/Plucking
- ● Dog Basic health checks
- ● Dog Flea treatment if necessary
- ● Dog anal glands
Our trained staff at K9QTs strive to make both you and your dog feel at ease upon arrival to ensure your pet feels comfortable and relaxed prior to the grooming process. If your dog has never experienced professional grooming before then we take special care to ensure that your pet is feeling relaxed and happy before we begin. We will discuss with you any medical and/or behavioral problems prior to grooming. This ensures that our staff are aware of any health conditions and also enables them to report back to you any physical changes which may require veterinary treatment. Before we start the grooming process we will discuss in detail what you require, taking into consideration your pets age, lifestyle, health and current skin and coat condition before agreeing on a final style and treatment.Read more.
Bathing with high quality dog shampoo and products, including conditioner, depending on coat type.
Lots of breeds need to be clipped, how can vary from breed trim to the owners personal choice & what suits their family lives best. Most breeds should be clipped every 6-8 weeks; however this does depend on how quickly your dogs coat grows. Some may be as little as 5 weeks; this again can depend on the amount of grooming they have at home. If groomed regularly at home this can help reduce any unwanted dirt or mats in their coats; - which can lead to a smelly dog. So groom regularly at home, you really do both benefit from this. In the warmer months you may want to clip their coat shorter to help keep them cooler. It does help, it's just like you removing a layer of clothing; as you feel the benefit so do they.
We hand strip breeds that have an undercoat to rotate their coats, this benefits the coat & skin. A stripped coat holds on to the colours better & because it conditions both the coat & skin has a glossy healthy look. When stripping the coat it can be removed by hand or using a special tool. How often this is required depends on the breed of dog & how quickly their coat grows.
We ensure that your dogs hair is naturally fresh, shiny, and trimmed well so that your pets coat can maintain its good condition. This includes trimming around the eyes, ears and paws.
Dog Nail clipping
Part of looking after your dogs well being and health you need to consider occasional dog nail clipping. Nails generally speaking will wear down naturally with regular walking on hard surfaces. However sometimes they don't wear naturally (due to the breed, what surfaces and how often they are walked...many different reasons) and so dog nails may need to be cut by a professional. This makes sure that dog nails are kept to a reasonable length. Dogs also have what is known a 'dew claw' and these if left can curl under and grow back in on itself, untouched it will actually start to grow into the pad. This should be avoided and prevented at all costs. If dog nails are kept in trim the quick (which is the nerve inside) will reduce in length thus keeping the nail shorter. As mentioned regular walking on hard surfaces will wear them down, but you will still need to keep an eye on the dew claw as this won't wear down as part of everyday dog walking.
Dog Ear cleaning/Plucking
We will pluck excess hair from ears as required with certain breeds such as Bichon Frise, Poodle, Shih Tzues, Maltese, Westie, Schnauzer and Lhasa and clean with specialist cleanser. We will clean ears with specialist cleanser as required with certain breeds as spaniels and bloodhounds.
Dog anal glands
We will empty the anal glands if it is evident to us that it needs done while your pet is being bathed, as long as there is no sign of infection. Please speak to your vet if you believe your dog is experiencing discomfort, you must also advise us before your dog comes to be groomed if he/she is attending the vet in relation to the anal glands. The glands can spontaneously empty, especially under times of stress, and create a very sudden unpleasant change in the odor of the dog. Dog faeces are normally firm, and the anal glands usually empty when the dog defecates, lubricating the anal opening in the process. When the dog's stools are soft they may not exert enough pressure on the glands, which then may fail to empty. This may cause discomfort as the full anal gland pushes on the anus. Anal gland fluid is normally yellow to tan in color and watery in consistency. Impacted anal gland material is usually brown or gray and thick. The presence of blood or pus indicates infection. Signs of discomfort are usually demonstrated by your dog dragging his/her bottom along the ground. In these instances always consult a Vet.
Dog Basic Health Check
Whilst we are grooming your dog, we are obviously very hands on. During the grooming we may discover health issues that you were not aware of. If we find anything we feel you need to know about, you will be informed. Please note however, even though we try our best, we are not qualified vetinarians, and as such we cannot be held responsible for any missed conditions that your dog may have but we didn't spot, or any mis-diagnosed issues.
Dog Flea Treatment
We offer basic flea treatment in the form of shampoos and lotions. Should your dog have a heavy infestation we would recommend consulting your vet with a view to being treated with a product like Frontline or similar.
Dog grooming Services. (Continued).
Initially your dog will be groomed and styled to your pre-specified requirements. Our staff will then check your pets nails, clipping if necessary and dealing with any Matts (click link for more details). Your dogs ears and face are then cleansed and a general check for lumps and bumps is carried out. Your pet is then washed where he or she will receive a thorough wash with shampoo suited to your dogs coat, paying special attention to the feet and pads. Your pet is then rinsed and conditioned and a flea treatment will be applied if requested. The dogs coat is then gently blow-dried which leaves your pet feeling and looking in tip top condition at the end of the grooming session.
We aim to make your dog a happy dog, as all dogs love a bit of TLC and activities which make them the centre of attention. We also aim to make you, the customer happy with the professional service that K9QTs provide.
Matts are a serious problem and are extremely harmful to your dog. Through no fault of your own, you may be unaware how serious this can be.When matts become very close to the skin it may cut off the blood circulation to that particular area.Serious matts are extremely painful to your dog. If your dog's coat is not regularly groomed, infection could also set in and the skin may become torn.In seriously matted dogs, every movement will create pain. Should your pet snap when being touched, or start dragging and scratching itself, matts could be the reason why.The places most matts occur are underneath the armpits, chest, the rear end, behind ears and around the tail. De-matting can take considerable time depending on how matted the dog is. We brush out loose dead hair and matts prior bathing to prevent any knots tightening The customers consent is always obtained prior shaving a dog.
Our Prices are yet to be announced!
Jack Russel short hair is one of the cheapest from £15
Less work (smaller dog) = less time = cheaper.
Old English Sheepdog is one of the dearest from £65
More work (bigger dog, more unruly fur) = more time = more expensive.
For a free quote
Contact UsClare Sealeywww.k9-qt.co.uk88 Birchwood RoadBristol.
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