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Everything you need to know about wiry coat health From Jack Russells to Yorkies, wiry haired dog breeds will always have a place close to the hearts of many dog lovers. Some iconic breeds boast this coat type and it’s blessed with character. That said,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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…

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…

Advice on your young dog from the Cheshire grooming experts 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...
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...
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 as a dragon? Well Ira the poodle, from Ithaca in...