Doggie Style Atlanta

Popular Questions

Q: Why does my pet shake when going to the groomer and the vet?

A: Pets get excited when going to the vet or groomer. Some pets exhibit anxiety because they simply don't like being groomed. Some pets love it so much they are ready to jump on the table and get started! Whatever the reason, it is important not to add to the excited state of the pet with baby talk or sad goodbyes. Showing affection to fear creates more fear and stress. The best thing you can do is ignore the anxious behavior, hand over the leash and leave. (Animals pick up on your stress!) Most pets will be tails wagging as soon as you leave! After all.....It is their SPA DAY!

Q: I brush my pet, why is he matted?

A: Matting can be caused by a number of reasons.

  • Improper brushing: There is a right and wrong way to brush certain coats. There are also different types of brushes and combs that should be used on different types of coats. We will be happy to show you the right tool and method for keeping your baby looking flawless.
  • Shedding: "Non shedding" breeds such as poodles do shed, However, the dead hair gets tangled with the new coat. If not brushed regularly the coat will form matts.
  • Bathing: If you bathe your pet at home and the coat is not completely brushed out BEFORE & AFTER the bath mats will form and tighten!

Q: Will my dog have to be shaved?

A: We will only insist on shaving your pet when dematting becomes painful to your pet. (Humanity before Vanity!)

Q: My pet is scratching! Do we have fleas?

A: Your pet could be scratching for many reasons; fleas could be one, dry skin or allergies. We will inspect your pets coat and skin, If we do not see fleas we would recommend a soothing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. If we see fleas the proper shampoo and Neem will be used. Neem is an all natural dip that is a flea repellent and skin soother. It should not be used in place of Advantix or Frontline.

Q: Can I apply Frontlline or Advantix after my pet gets groomed?

A: Not the same day! You should always wait two days before or two days after a bath. Your pet needs to have the proper oils built up for the preventative to be effective.

Q: Do you groom cats?

A: Absolutely! We groom both short and long hair cats. A good comb out helps with shedding and matting. If your cat has trouble cleaning or grooming themselves we may want to give a full cut. We will be happy to discuss what will work best for you and your cat.

Q: I have a new puppy, when should we start grooming?

A: As soon as the proper shots have been administered. It is a great idea to get your new baby comfortable with the grooming process. The best tip we can give new parents is, play with your puppies feet! Make sure they are comfortable with someone touching their feet and face. It will help them later get a fabulous haircut!