Dog Grooming FAQ

Q: How often do I need to groom my dog?


A: It depends on the dog, but dogs should generally be groomed every 3 to 6 weeks.


Q: Can I use human shampoo to bathe my dog?


A: Using a shampoo specially formulated for pets is essential. While human shampoos are not toxic to pets, they may contain fragrances or other substances that can irritate your dog’s skin or eyes. You Lucky Dog Grooming uses only the highest quality dog shampoos in bathing your pet.


Q: How do I clip my dog’s nails?


A: Clipping your dog’s nails can be a tricky job. Many dogs simply do not like their feet touched, making it difficult to avoid the nail’s “quick,” which is composed of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. Because the quick grows as the nail grows, it will grow closer to the end of the nail if you wait a long time between trimmings. With regular cutting, the quick will retreat from the edge of the nail, allowing you to cut your pet’s nails shorter each time.


To avoid the hassle of having to trim your dog’s nails, visit the professionals at You Lucky Dog Grooming, where you can be confident that your pup’s nails are trimmed in a safe manner that is painless and comfortable. We welcome nail walk-ins!


However, if you choose to cut your dog’s nails at home, start by seating your dog securely. Locate the quick, taking care to avoid it. Holding the cutting end of the nail clipper towards the end of the nail, carefully cut the nail below the quick at a 45-degree angle.


Q: How can I minimize my dog’s odor?


A: If you notice that your dog has an odor, check his/her ears and teeth, both of which are common sources of odor-causing bacteria. If home grooming efforts do not alleviate the problem, visit us for a complete grooming treatment, from nails and ears to a deep shampoo. If the odor continues to persist, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian.


Q: How frequently should I brush my dog?


A: This depends on the breed and coat of your dog. For short-haired breeds, weekly brushing should suffice. If your dog has a thick fur that tends to mat easily, you should brush him/her several times weekly. If your dog has a longer coat, daily brushing may be required to remove any tangles and prevent matting.


Having trouble working through your dog’s matted fur? Leave it to the professionals at You Lucky Dog Grooming to clean and detangle your pet’s fur. Our groomers are always thorough and will do whatever it takes to ensure that your pet is comfortable and happy.


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