Why can’t you just leave the mats?


Mats are a big problem for many dogs. They are both uncomfortable when they're present and painful to shave out. They can cause serious health such as cutting off the air flow in your dog's hair, which in turn can trap moisture and can cause irritation as well as sores and bacteria growth. Even mild matting can be painful, but in severe cases, matting can cut off blood flow to your dog's skin and cause hematomas.

Oddly enough, some clients ask me to either keep the mats or just spot shave them. Well, it doesn't really work like that. I will never leave a dog at risk for health issues. Their health and safety are my #1 priority. When it comes to spot shaving there are certain cases when that's possible. I am able to blend so there's not big holes in the coat. That being said If the dog has a coat that easily gets knotted, trust me, there will be knots hiding everywhere. You can't really just shave those out. So, your only option is to start fresh and keep you dog comfortable and healthy. I ALWAYS say humanity or vanity. I will NEVER harm a pet to please an owner.

If you prefer a longer coat home care is a MUST. YOU will have to PROPERLY brush your dog at home. The longer you want to keep the hair, the more brushing you will be doing! And it is important to brush/comb CORRECTLY! So, in order to avoid having to shave your dog down bald learn to" line comb". Line combing is how you ensure that you brush all the hair ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SKIN! If you are unsure how to do line comb ask your groomer and we will be more than happy to show you. Bringing your pet more regularly for maintenance is also needed. It's a lot of work, but if you desire a longer coat, that's what has to happen.