Some pets are not good candidates for the grooming shop. Fractious cats and dogs may require a range of medication from a tranquilizer to isoflorane anesthesia in order to groom. Some animals have hair mats that require dissection and shredding with special combs, rakes, or clippers and their dispositions do not allow this to occur without “better living through chemistry”. Our staff can help in these cases.
In general, we do clip downs (puppy cuts, lion cuts) as opposed to AKC show cuts. We can comb out animals that are challenging but we are not miracle workers. Our pricing is based on difficulty and time required. We can, in most cases, offer dental cleaning if we are going to use isoflorane and there is an economy of savings passed on to the owner.