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What to expect from your visit and how to maintain at home Wool coated breeds are very popular for many dog owners thanks to their soft texture and endless styling opportunities. However, due to the nature of the coat it requires a large amount of...
A dog’s coat type is one of his most distinguishing features. The nature of the combination coat means it presents unique challenges and requires specific grooming methods to keep your dog looking and feeling great. In this blog we tell you all you need to...
A helpful long coat grooming guide from your Cheshire grooming team Despite their striking visual appeal, dogs with long-haired coats require a huge amount of maintenance. As well as regular trips to the grooming salon, you’ll also need to adopt a rigorous home grooming regime...
Here at The Pet Retreat, we’re so lucky that we work with some of the best looking and best mannered pets in the whole of Cheshire. We enjoy working with all breeds, helping them look and feel great! With this in mind, we thought what...
A smooth coat guide from your Cheshire grooming team From Beagles to Bulldogs, smooth coat breeds come in all shapes and sizes. A smooth coat is great for owners who don’t have a great deal of time for coat maintenance thanks to its short length...
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...