Martha Hopkins is our resident Dog Groomer at the Sandycove Veterinary Clinic. She takes a very personal approach to looking after all dogs that pass through our doors.
MY APPROACH TO GROOMING:
Having worked with hundreds of dogs over the years I can say that although they may not enjoy the grooming process, thankfully most of them tolerate it.
I have a "do what's best for the dog" approach to my work because I know if the dog had a choice it wouldn't want to be standing on a grooming table, being worked on for hours in the name of vanity. Your dog’s comfort and welfare will always come first. I want your dog to leave happy and come back again tail wagging!
WHAT DOES GROOMING INVOLVE?
Brush out / dead hair removal, ear clean, nail clip, anal gland treatment, wash, condition and blow dry. Clipped and styled to owner’s request. Every dog that visits also gets a bow on their way out.
HUMANITY BEFORE VANITY:
If your dog’s coat is not in the right condition for a requested style I must opt in the best interest of the dog. For example, if your dog’s coat is very matted they are at a higher risk of injury and stress. For this reason, specific styles may not be possible. All options will be discussed on arrival and I'll be happy to offer advice on coat care in between grooms.