Frequently asked questions

1. How often should I have my dog groomed?
This depends on the breed of your dog and the type of coat they have.  Short haired dogs will need to be groomed less often than those with thick dense coats that are prone to matting.  You should not leave it more than 12 weeks to have your dog groomed as even the short haired dogs need to have their nails checked and that dog odour removed!  Longer coated dogs such as Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus etc. should be groomed every 6 weeks or so to prevent uncomfortable matting of the fur and have their ears checked.  If your dog is shedding heavily it is a good idea to have them brushed out  to prevent  matts.  If your dog is very active you will need to have them groomed more often.  Remember to brush your pets at home to keep their fur in the best condition possible.  For more information on your dogs individual grooming requirements why not call in for a chat.

2. What shampoos do you use?
We have a selection of professional groomers shampoos which we match individually to your dog.  These include puppy shampoos, insecticidal shampoo, sensitive shampoo for those prone to skin conditions, whitening shampoo.  We do recommend that if your dog has a serious skin inflammation / condition you ask your vet for advice.  The vet can also prescribe medicated shampoo for your dog which you can bring with you to be used on your pet.

3. Why do I need to have my dogs ears cleaned?
It is particularly important to ensure healthy ears to prevent ear infections, especially if you have a dog with hairy floppy type ears, e.g. Shih Tzu. These type of ears are a great breeding ground for bacteria which will cause sore ears.  This can be prevented by having your dogs ears cleaned,  For any dog with smelly ears we can clean them out using a kind solution which will remove ear wax and odour.

4. Why should I have my dogs nails clipped regularly?
Having your dogs nails clipped regularly helps to ensure their comfort, prevent them from growing into the pad and breaking down the structure of the dogs foot.  If your dog is walked regularly on rough surfaces the nail will wear down naturally however you should still have them checked as the dew claws can still get long.

5. My dog can be aggressive / nervous.  Can he still be groomed?
Creating a calm environment will drastically reduce a dogs anxiety therefore reducing aggression.  A consultation prior to grooming will give us an insight to the dogs likes / dislikes / habits etc. experience and understanding of how to handle a dog is the next component to creating a safe environment.  Muzzling may be necessary for the safety of both the dog and the staff, but this will be a last resort and will only be used for the part of the groom that the dog is not comfortable with.  We will carefully monitor your dogs stress levels and will not take him beyond what he can tolerate. 

6. What is a microchip?
An animal microchip is a tiny inert computer chip about the size of a grain of rice housed in a type of glass compatible with living tissue.  A hand held device uses radio waves to read the chip which then displays a unique number which is attached to you and your pets details.

7. Why should I microchip my pet?
Thousands of pets go missing every  month.  When you choose to microchip your dog, cat, rabbit or ferret, you are giving them the best possible chance of being reunited with you should they ever go missing.  Microchipping only takes a few minutes and we will log your details with Petlog, the national database.  If your pet is then found they will be scanned and your pet's chip will be registered to you which means that they will not need to be kenneled and will not be destroyed because they were not able to be rehomed.  Also if you want to take your pet on holiday with you they will need to be microchipped.  Microchipping is safe, permanent and cannot be altered, giving you peace of mind.

8. Will microchipping hurt my pet?
Microchipping your pet is similar to getting an injection.  Most pets do not notice the chip being implanted, suffering little or no pain.  There are no known side effects to having your pet micro chipped.  We are vet trained and fully qualified microchippers.

9. What types of animals should be microchipped?
At Doggy Furdoos we can microchip your dog, cat, rabbit or ferret. Other animals can be chipped but you would need to go to the vets.

10. I have a question that is not covered by your FAQs
Contact Salina or Debbie on 01253 274 838 or call in to Doggy Furdoos salon on 19 Lord Street, Fleetwood,
FY7 6DX, for a chat.


01253 274838

Our Address:
19 Lord Street
FY7 6DX  Lancashire

Opening Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.00 - Late
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.00 - Late
Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00 - 17.00
Sunday Closed