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An Introduction to Hand Stripping

What is Hand Stripping? Hand stripping is a grooming process that involves removing dead hairs from the coat by hand instead of clipping to keep the coat tidy and healthy. Usually completed twice a year in spring and autumn, it speeds up the natural process of growth and shedding. True hand stripping is precisely that – the groomer plucks…

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De-shedding help at The Pet Retreat

Why does my dog shed hair? The majority of dog breeds will shed hair. It’s a natural process that can vary depending on the breed of your dog and the time of year. It can also depend on the health of the dog and the food it is eating. Some breeds can develop a thick undercoat during the winter…

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Long haired cat grooming advice and why to home brush

As we enter malting season we look at why you should groom your cat Home grooming is a vital part of owning a long haired cat, but it’s often a task that can be neglected or forgotten about depending on your cat’s behaviour. Adopting a thorough home brushing routine is good for their health and as we enter the spring…

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The road to Crufts: how do owners prepare their pets?

Your dog groomers in Cheshire give their insight When it comes to preparing a dog for Crufts, there is far more involved than simply taking your showpiece to the dog grooming salon the week before the big day. Getting a dog ready can take months of preparation, from getting them used to the show ring to making sure their coat is…

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