Welcome to About Town Dog Studio
Our premier dog grooming and clipping salon has been established for 20 years, and has 2 salons in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide.
Our family friendly business has been working hard to pamper your four-legged friends, with each studio offering experienced and friendly groomers and staff.
We offer a range of services including bathing and clipping, as well as caring for dogs’ nails, ears and anal glands.
We pride ourselves on giving your dog the best possible grooming experience.
COVID 19 UPDATE
Due to SA Lockdown please note we will be closed as of end of business Tuesday 20th July, and (hopefully) re-open as of Wednesday 28th. We will be contacting clients ASAP to reschedule appointments.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we get through this next lockdown phase!
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From the team at About Town Dog Studios
There’s a common misconception that dogs don’t need to be groomed, or only groomed minimally, over the colder months in order to grow their coats long and keep them warm during winter; but this is simply not true. In fact, in many ways, grooming over the winter months becomes even more important to the health of your dog. If left without grooming attention your dog can become susceptible to matted fur and skin infections; not to mention the distress this can put on your dogs overall wellbeing.
>Bathing your dog regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your dog in winter, as a clean dog is a happy & healthy dog. Even though they’re covered with a layer of fur, our dogs also feel the drying effects of winter(dry skin from cold air & interior heating etc), so it’s even more important to keep them clean and brushed out.
> If washing your dog at home be sure to dry them thoroughly after their bath & brush out their coat completely; as damp/wet fur- particularly if long- can quickly turn to matted fur which can lead to skin irritation. Brush or comb as per normal, working from their skin outwards to the tips of their coat, removing any tangles or mats as you go. Typically, most professional groomers prefer a quality slicker brush for grooming, with a second pass using a metal/steel comb, If you need a moisturizer or grooming aid conditioning coat spray may be useful.
> Does your dog wear a jumper or harness? These can be a long coated dogs worst enemy especially in winter; pay special attention to grooming (particularly around the shoulders/chest/underarms) after removing these items as prolonged wear causes rubbing which quickly leads to knots and matting.
> Don’t forget those paws! Aim to keep their paws trimmed short to avoid the chance of mud getting stuck & causing discomfort. After long walks through wet grass and mud it’s also a good idea to dry your dogs feet with a clean dry towel to reduce any possible irritation. Keep a close eye on the length of your dogs nails too; exercise helps to naturally keep their nails in check, so if your unable to go for regular walks due to wet weather, their nails may need more regular trimming.
Its important to maintain a consistent and regular grooming routine even through winter and help keep your dog looking and feeling their best! If your pooch is looking a little worse for wear give us a call on 8379 6522 or book via our online booking request form.