Are they fur-real? Facials for dogs
ST CLAIR dog groomer Hope King has brought a bit of luxury to the canines of western Sydney with her blueberry facial for dogs.
While most dog grooming services include a wash, cut and blow dry, Mrs King ensures all her furry customers go home feeling pampered and smelling delicious.
“When dogs come here they will come for a full haircut, a shampoo, condition and blow dry but then as an add-on we offer the blueberry facial and the protein conditioning treatments,” Mrs King said.
“The blueberry facial is really good for dogs that have got really grubby, dirty faces. especially breeds like maltese and shih tzus. As they age their faces will be very grotty because of tear-staining or they’ll get food stains around their mouth.
“The blueberry facial helps to clean their face up and just give them a bit of a refresher and a nice, good clean.”
While going to the groomer can sometimes be as stressful as a visit to the vet, Mrs King said the facial helped to relax the dogs.
“Sometimes when they’re here, they can be a bit anxious and the blueberry facial will calm them down and they will really enjoy the experience a lot more,” she said.
She also advised dog owners to get their puppies groomed from as young as three or four months old.
“Once the puppy is fully covered for parvo and hepa- titis, it’s a good idea to bring them regularly – even if it’s just for a bath and toenail trim to start off with,” she said. “So they get a good relationship with their groomer and they get used to the whole grooming process, because it is quite scary.”
Of course, her own oneyear-old shih tzu, Mason, is used to five-star treatment.
Mrs King began her dog grooming business in St Clair four years ago and she now pampers 15 to 20 pooches a week. “I do it because I enjoy it,” Mrs King said.
Visit stclairdoggrooming.com or call 0431 343 516.
See video of the facial at mtdruittstandard.com.au
The blueberry facial helps to clean their face up and just give them a bit of a refresher and a nice good clean.
Mason, the pampered shih tzu, gets a blueberry facial.
Hope King with a pampered Mason. Picture: David Swift