Its been a long winter but it looks like things are looking up on the weather front at last! This is good news for all of us especially our doggies who are enjoying the longer days and warmer weather.
Here at Hollywood Dogs we are entering the Spring season too and its always a busy one as our doggie friends are shedding their winter coats, I guess thats why we have seen so many hairy labradors lately! Our De-shedding treatment is the perfect antidote to all that heavy shedding thats clogging up your hoover! If you have a short haired dog thats filling your home with fluff then give us a call, we can usually solve your problem within a day or two.
For dogs that need a haircut you will need to book a little further in advance, our Hollywood A List groom appointments are currently booking 2- 3 weeks ahead, so please think ahead when planning your dogs grooming appointment. The majority of our clients are now booking 2 appointments in advance, this way we can book the appointment you want at a time that is convenient for you, especially if you need one of our sought after Saturday appointments.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Well the busy Xmas period is over and we have had a well deserved rest and time to groom our own doggies! We have been very fortunate with having such a mild winter so far although the rain has really taken its toll in the Bedfordshire area, as it has in other parts of the country too, and this means one thing at the dog groomers – matted dogs!!
If your dog has got a matted coat then we can help but contrary to popular belief once a dog is matted we are unable to clip through the matts, the only way to humanely remove them is to clip underneath the matt, which will mean that your dog will be comfortable, matt free but will have a very short haircut! A small price to pay however to keep your dog happy!
So if your dog has fallen victim to the dreaded matt then don’t delay & get them booked in, they will thank you for it!
A long term solution to this problem is to get your pet booked into a regular grooming programme, that way they can look cute & fluffy all the time & we can take the worry out of keeping your pet in the best condition they can be.
Best Wishes To You All For The New Year
Rachel, Matt & Chelsea
We are holding a canine networking event alongside Barking Mad Dog Training School at Hollywood Dogs on 5th December to raise money for Canine Partners the dog assistance charity.
We will be offering FREE nail clipping, FREE grooming advice & FREE dog training advice on the evening! We have some amazing raffle prizes including a meal for 2 at The Crown Pub in Northill, a Shellac Manicure at Beyond Beauty in Hitchin Street Biggleswade as well as a hamper from Jordans.
So please join us for a mince pie, mulled wine and some great company between 5 & 8pm on Wed 5th December.
Old & new friends welcome, no need to book and you will be sure of a warm welcome!
Well it’s been very busy here at Hollywood Dogs, we have moved but only a few doors away from our old shop, you will now find us at number 46 Shortmead Street Biggleswade. We have a better premises to keep all of your dogs and cats happy!!
We have some exciting plans for the near future and don’t forget that Xmas is closer than you think, it’s always a busy time for us so make sure you book your appointment for the festive season in plenty of time!
If you haven’t ‘liked’ our facebook page please do, it would be lovely to share all our news and the latest photos of all your furry friends with you. You will find the link at the bottom of this page.
Take Care and see you soon
Believe it or not we are enjoying the Great British summer and that means one thing for us at Hollywood Dogs, we always have a waiting list!! So here are a few tips to make sure you get the appointment at a time that suits you!
The reason we get so booked up is that most customers re-book their pets appointment on collection, if you book ahead you have the luxury choosing your prefered appointment, even on a Saturday!
If you are a new customer we always happy to welcome you, we love meeting new doggies! Please expect however to book ahead for your first appointment especially if you are looking for a haircut appointment. De-shedding treatments like our popular Starshine and Sparkle can usually be fitted in within a few days.
Once again I would like to thank you all for your loyalty over the years, without this Hollywood Dogs would not be the successful and happy grooming salon it is today.
The salons latest newsletter is here, just click onto the newsletters tab at the top of this page to read it now. If you are on our mailing list expect one to drop into your inbox soon. We will also have copies available for you to collect from the salon.
I hope you enjoy it!
Well we all had a great Christmas and we hope you did too! 2012 is going to be a good year with lots of exciting things going on, on a personal level Matt and I are getting married in October, so there is plenty to look forward to.
We have had a great start to the year in the salon , in the past few weeks we have seen a lot of puppies and new customers which is always lovely.
In response to many requests we are now stocking two great ranges of pet products, John Paul Pet luxury shampoos and grooming products and Animology shampoos and fragrance so that your best friend can keep fresh and smelling lovely between appointments.
So Happy New Year to you all and see you soon
Christmas is coming and to celebrate we are holding a competition!!! We are looking for your cutest Xmas pet pictures, it can be your pet by the Christmas tree, or dressed up in their best Xmas fancy dress or anything else you can think of which is all about the festive season!!!
We are offering some goodies from our new John Paul Pet care range to the pet that receives the most ‘likes’ for their Xmas picture on our facebook page.
You can either post your picture directly to the Hollywood Dogs Professional Dog and Cat Grooming Facebook page or e-mail us at email@example.com.
So good luck and get your pets posing to win yourself some goodies!!!!
Christmas is always one of the busiest times at Hollywood Dogs, to make sure you get your appointment when you want it please book early. We don’t want to disappoint you!
We will be working a 6 day week leading up to the big day, so pick up the phone today and reserve you pets pamper session!!
If there is one thing that we are seeing a lot of at Hollywood Dogs this month it’s the dreaded grass seed! If your dog has been fortunate not to have picked up any of these blighters lately then count yourself lucky, they seem to be everywhere!
Dogs pick grass seeds up particularly in the summer months and it’s usually the dogs that are lucky enough to go for long walks in the countryside. Common places for grass seeds are between the toes, in the armpit and in the ears. They are very painful for your dog and they work their way into the skin and unless they are removed quickly they can cause infection which will involved a trip to the vet.
One unlucky customer recently had a £3000 vet bill when a grass seed managed to travel inside her dog and into his lung. Thankfully he is fully recovered but it was a nasty incident.
Even with a grass seed between the toes which must be really painful your vet may have to sedate your dog to remove this which has all the usual risks associated with a general anaesthetic.
Here is a picture of an infection caused by a grass seed
So what can you do to make sure that none of this happens to your furry friend?
Give your dog a thorough check over if he/she has been anywhere they can pick up a grass seed. Splay their toes out and have a good look inside, feel for any heat or swelling. When your dog is lying on his back look in the armpits for any lumps or signs of anything different.
It’s important to keep hair short in these areas especially if you have a heavy coated dog like a spaniel, they are particularly prone to picking them up although we have seen them in all sorts of coats.
If you are in any doubt that you may have found a grass seed or would like to be shown how to check your dog over then Rachel is more than happy to take a look free of charge. Just come into the salon and we can put your mind at rest.
Advice is always free, we like to have happy and healthy customers just like cute little Pippin here………