Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What Services Should Your Dog Groomer Be Providing?

Dog Groomers can offer many different services, packages and products which include but are not limited to pet trims, shave-downs, hand-stripping and show trims.

Some groomers offer additional treatments such as spa services, flea baths and even creative grooming, but you should be educated about the services that your dog groomer is legally allowed to provide you with.

Did you know that It is actually illegal in the UK under the The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 for anyone other than a current member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (AKA a trained, qualified and currently practising veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse) to do certain cleansing procedures?

These cleansing procedures include Anal Gland Expression, Teeth Descaling, Ear Plucking in the event of an infection and applying prescribed medications such as flea & tick spot-on treatment in return for money. Any groomers offering these services for a fee are doing so illegally, without permission and with void insurance. For this reason, we do not offer these services.

Should your dog need any of the services mentioned above, please contact your local vet who will be happy to help.

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