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  • Dog Grooming: Winter coat care and maintenance

    November 1, 2017

    Dog Grooming: Winter coat care and maintenance A lot of dog owners are under the impression that a haircut for their pooch during the winter months is not a necessity. Well, in fact, it…

  • Tips on reducing cat allergies through grooming

    July 17, 2017

    Tips on reducing cat allergies through grooming If you’re a cat lover, there’s fewer more frustrating things than getting close to a kitty only for allergies to flare up. Many people suffer from allergies,…

  • Tips on reducing allergies to pets through grooming

    July 12, 2017

    If you’re a cat lover, there’s fewer more frustrating things than getting close to a kitty only for allergies to flare up. Many people suffer from allergies, with symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, swelling in…

  • Pet Retreat Dog Grooming In Holmes Chapel

    June 27, 2017

    New Salon Coming This Summer Following the success and popularity of our dog grooming salons in Knutsford and Bowdon, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be opening a new premises in Holmes Chapel.…

  • An Introduction to Hand Stripping

    June 6, 2017wirehaired pointer

    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…

  • De-shedding help at The Pet Retreat

    May 24, 2017German Shepherd

    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…

  • Long haired cat grooming advice and why to home brush

    March 30, 2017cat grooming cheshire

    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…

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

    March 8, 2017dog grooming for crufts

    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…

  • What age should you introduce your puppy to grooming

    January 13, 2017

    Advice on your young dog from your dog groomers in Cheshire Choosing the right age to introduce your puppy to grooming is something that we get asked regularly at The Pet Retreat. Puppies should…

  • Christmas dog costume ideas

    December 21, 2016

    We look at the best costumes around for your pets Christmas day is fast approaching and you’ll probably be making your final preparations for the festive period, but have you thought about…

  • Dog grooming with a difference: meet Ira the dragon-dog

    November 16, 2016

    Here at The Pet Retreat we’re always on the lookout for sizzling dog grooming trends, but one such design in the USA has registered off the scales. Have you ever heard of a dog moonlighting…

  • Pet Retreat features on Real Housewives of Cheshire

    October 12, 2016

    Cast members visit Bowdon salon for staffy Bella The Pet Retreat’s dog grooming salon in Altrincham received some TV attention this week as the cast of The Real Housewives of Cheshire paid a visit.…

  • Can you use human shampoo on your dog?

    August 23, 2016dog grooming with human shampoo

    It’s a question that many people ask in our dog grooming salons, can I use human shampoo to freshen my dog’s coat? It might be cheaper than purchasing pet shampoo and the thought is often…

  • Taiwan takes dog grooming trends to next level

    July 14, 2016

    Hairdresser carves interesting shapes into a range of dazzling pets VIEW THE GALLERY HERE If you’ve followed The Pet Retreat blog closely over the last year you might remember our blog on the bizarre grooming…

  • Cat grooming tips from the experts

    June 14, 2016

    Follow these tips in between visits to The Pet Retreat It’s well known that cats are excellent self-groomers. Their tongues are well equipped to root out dead hairs and they’re constantly cleaning themselves. Despite…

  • Puppy grooming tips from your dog groomers

    May 23, 2016

    When it comes to owning a young puppy every experience can leave a lasting impact on them. For this reason it’s worth being cautious when you introduce them to grooming for the first time. Luckily…

  • Lancashire woman hosts £6000 hen do for pet Chihuahua

    April 18, 2016

    Here at The Pet Retreat we love the idea of treating your pets in whatever way you can, which is why we offer a range of bespoke dog grooming treatments here in Cheshire. However,…

  • Spring Dog Grooming Advice

    March 21, 2016

    With the first official day of spring now upon us we’re all getting excited for the warmer weather that’s hopefully around…

  • Dog grooming is not just about vanity, says The Pet Retreat

    February 27, 2016

    A recent RSPCA case should act as a warning for many dog owners The Pet Retreat are always keen to press home the fact that dog grooming is not just about vanity. Earlier this month…

  • Five signs your dog needs grooming – tips from The Pet Retreat

    January 21, 2016

    Check these tips from your dog groomers in Cheshire You shouldn’t need an excuse to keep your dog’s coat healthy. Regular brushing and cleaning is an essential part of maintaining their wellbeing. However, many owners…

  • Winter walks advice for your dog

    December 15, 2015

    Tips from dog groomers in Cheshire to keep your pooches coat healthy Some of the most enjoyable times spent with our dogs are on crisp winter mornings in rural surroundings. But even on the fairest…

  • Cleaning tips from your dog groomers

    December 7, 2015

    Once your dog has been groomed at The Pet Retreat they will come home smelling fresh and clean which usually makes a good time to give your home the same treatment. Dogs can often leave…

  • James Cordon puts dog grooming in the limelight

    November 2, 2015

    Fans of US television might have seen dog grooming take a step into the limelight recently when James Cordon tried his hand at the trade with some comedic results. During the snippet on his show,…

  • Autumn and winter dog grooming tips

    September 23, 2015

    The colder seasons are upon us and with it brings darker nights, rain and possibly even snow. As we enter October, it’s important that your dog is prepared for the cold snap. Don’t stop dog…

  • Beginners guide to Cat grooming

    September 1, 2015

    Cat Grooming - Manchester and Cheshire Cats are naturally clean animals and are often very good at grooming themselves, but sometimes they need a helping hand, which is why we offer a range of cat…

  • Dog Grooming Tips: Home Brushing

    August 18, 2015

    Dog Grooming Tips : Home Brushing It goes without saying that booking regular visits to The Pet Retreat is the most effective way to keep your dog’s coat healthy, but whether you book an appointment…

  • Dog Grooming Expo in Cheshire 2015

    August 14, 2015

    Dog Grooming Expo in Cheshire 2015 Head stylist and salon manager Maria Tawse visited this year's event I recently attended the Grooming Expo 30th & 31st May, which was held at Mere Golf Resort. The…

  • Dog Grooming Cheshire – Peover Puppy Pamper

    August 10, 2015

    Dog Grooming Cheshire - Peover Puppy Pamper Complimentary puppy pamper at The Pet Retreat The puppy starter pack from Knutsford Vets now includes a complimentary puppy pamper at The Pet Retreat. I believe it is…

  • Pet grooming trends

    July 9, 2015

    Pet grooming trends Will dog grooming in Cheshire adopt the geometric approach? Each year the pet following population bring about a new internet craze which sweeps the globe. Recent years have seen people sharing pictures…

  • The Grooming Salon Six Weeks On…

    April 22, 2015

    It's a lovely feeling driving to work in a morning knowing theres a brand new grooming salon waiting when I get there. After our shopping spree at Crufts and preparing the salon for…

  • Hello Cheshire Pet Lovers!

    February 17, 2015

    Welcome to The Pet Retreat. This is our first post. We will be posting regular blogs, photos and general tid bits that we think our followers may find interesting. Feel free to read, share, re-post and comment.…

  • The Pet Retreat visit Crufts

    September 20, 2014

    I took Paul, owner of Knutsford Veterinary Surgery and the mastermind behind “The Pet Retreat” to Crufts, to give him an insight into the world of pet grooming. Having visited Crufts for the past few…