San Marcos Dog & Cat Grooming
We cater to all pets; dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, ferrets and guinea pigs too. Size and temperament is not an issue for our professionals! If your pet has a special need please let us know so we can work with them usually after a few sessions your pet will feel more comfortable and relaxed during their grooming experience. We always look forward to giving your pet the best possible experience so handling charges are usually not necessary.
Unless you’re going to the show ring there is no specific clip for any breed. We can give one pet many different styles, check out thegallery page,Facebook Yelp Google andInstagram for some ideas & always feel free to bring pictures or create your own style! When you & your pet arrive we will discuss the proper grooming needs for you & your pet. The main concern when having your pet clipped is the coat type, there are 2 categories.
- HAIR-BEARING (Poodles, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Spaniels, Lhasa Apso, Terriers, Cats) can be shaved.
- FUR-BEARING (Collies, Huskies, Pomeranians, Chows, Retrievers) should not be shaved unless necessary. When a fur bearing dog is shaved you risk damaging the coat known as “Coat Funk”.
“Coat Funk” refers to a myriad of diseases such as The Black Skin Disease, Alopecia X, Sebaceous Adenitis, Post Shaving Alopecia, etc. The cause is unknown to medical researchers & not all fur bearers get “Coat Funk”, it really depends on the individual pet. In my experiences there is a 50-50 chance, 75% for huskies. It’s a higher risk the shorter and more often you shave. So once you are informed we leave the discussion to you. In some cases such as severe matting, shaving is the best option for your pet.
We offer 5 different grooming services to suit most everyone’s needs-
FULL SERVICE GROOMING
Includes a lot of T.L.C., ear cleaning & hair removal if needed, nail clipping breath & tarter spray, external anal check & expulsion if needed, bath with specialized shampoo, massage, blow-dry, brush out, cologne, bandana/bow & combed thoroughly to ensure no tangles or dead hair is missed.
Includes a lot of T.L.C., ear cleaning & hair removal if needed, nail clipping, external anal check & expulsion if needed, bath with specialized shampoo, massage, blow-out, cage dry, cologne and bandana or bow. This service does not include any brushing and is recommended for dogs with fur under 1” in length.
The quick service is a basic “home groom” and does not include any other services. A quick bath is the bath only, no blow-dry or nails. A quick clip is only the hair cut, no bath, brushing, nails or styling.
You may add on a quick trim with this service for $3. Coats must be clean and flea free. Additional charges may apply for heavily matted coats.
A professional self-serve grooming room is available for half the bath special price! Long/Heavy coats are an additional charge. (See our Pricing page for details)
We provide all your basic bathing supplies such as a professional tub with ramp & sprayer hose, leads, ear cleaner, cotton balls, tarter spray, shampoo, conditioner, brush, comb, furminator, nail trimmers and a professional dryer. A personal instructor can be reserved for an additional $20 per 30 minute session. Feel free to make an appointment or walk-in, Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm.
Pre-Wash removes the first layer of grime, helps degrease and get the coat fully wet to the skin
High Yield brightening shampoo
Furminator de-shedding shampoo
Oatmeal sooths and moisturizes dry, itchy skin
Hypoallergenic contains no dyes or soaps
Royal Chrysanthemum a herbal formula
Sooth medicate with 3% clorhexidine combats antimicrobial activity, fungi, viruses & most bacteria
Neem A pesticide-free alternative to remove fleas & sooth skin
Pet Shuttle – Pickup and Delivery Service
When pre-arranged we can do nails and quick trims in your home. There is a $10 minimum for all house calls. For full grooming services we pick up in the morning and return in the afternoon. Fees are $5 for the first mile and $1 each additional mile per trip
QUICK TRIMS $6 or 2 for $10 per pet
Quick trims include tooth brushing, nail trims, nail buffing & sanitary trims. We offer a 50% discount when added to any grooming service listed above.
Proper nails should be off the ground when your dog stands square, nails that curl or bend can cause foot & joint deformities. Nail buffing smooth’s all the rough edges after clipping.
Caring for the teeth & nails is essential in your pets health! Maintaining the teeth can prevent costly dental care & internal disease such as kidney failure. A tooth brushing is more detailed than just the tarter spray. Using a special brush & toothpaste designed for our furry friends we carefully scrub the teeth & gums, this helps the blood flow & strengthens the gums.
Sanitary areas include eyes, paw pads, butt and groin. Each area is charged as one service. Quick trims take less than 10 minutes and do not require an appointment. We are always available for Quick Trims Monday- Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm, if it’s after hours just give us a call to make sure a groomer is still available.