Dog Grooming: Winter coat care and maintenance

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 is more important than ever! At The Pet Retreat, we are dedicated to helping owners keep on top of dog grooming all year round, however,…

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Tips on reducing cat allergies through grooming

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, with symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, swelling in the throat and rashes on the chest or face, but the attraction of getting close to a…

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Tips on reducing allergies to pets 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, with symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, swelling in the throat and rashes on the chest or face, but the attraction of getting close to a cat is often too hard to resist. Luckily,…

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Pet Retreat Dog Grooming In Holmes Chapel

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. It will mean that dogs, cats and other small furries from the town and surrounding areas will be able to receive our famous bespoke pampering…

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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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What age should you introduce your puppy to grooming

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 generally be introduced to professional grooming when they are about 10 to 12-weeks-old as long as they have had their second injections. Once they’re in…

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Christmas dog costume ideas

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 what your dog will wear on the big day? Dressing up your dog to suit the occasion is a growing craze amongst dog owners, no…

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