While some dogs seem to wear down their nails through activities such as digging or regular exercise on rough surfaces, these dogs are the exception not the rule. Most of our canine companions benefit greatly from regular nail trimming. Allowing your pet’s nails to grow unchecked can lead to broken nails, infections, as well as difficulty walking for your dog; not to mention the injuries that you and others can sustain from being scratched when jumped upon. If the length of your pet's nails affects their gait, it can contribute to arthritis and other joint issues.
Here at Green Acres, we offer nail trims on a walk-in basis, providing we have a record on file that demonstrates that your pet has a current rabies vaccination. Alternatively, you may bring vaccination records along with you. Nail trims are also included as part of a full grooming package or may be added on as a separate service if your pet is staying with us for boarding or daycare,.
Since we truly believe that dogs benefit from having their nails trimmed on a monthly basis, we wish to partner with you by providing an extremely economical way to accomplish this goal with our Pet Pedicure Pass [click here for more information on our Pet Pedicure Pass].
Whether a Pug or a Poodle, a Schnauzer or a Saint Bernard, all dogs can benefit from regular grooming and bathing. Additionally, as a pet parent, you can relax knowing that your pet looks and feel their best (and smells better too!).
This service involves breed specific standards for coat care such as brushing out, clipping, hand scissoring, trimming and hand stripping*. All dogs will then be bathed with our standard shampoo, dried and given a final touch-up to obtain the look that you requested. Also included with the full groom package are nail trims, ear cleaning and trimming and a sanitary clip when appropriate. This is the ideal choice for any dog breed that requires frequent or extensive grooming, has a double coat or any pet parent that simply finds it easier to have a professional do the job.
*Additional fees may apply for dogs that require greater than normal time for dematting and brushing, scissoring or hand stripping.
Bath – A bath only is a good option for those families who perform all of the other grooming aspects (nails, brushing, etc.) at home, but just do not have the facilities to bath their dog. It is imperative to understand that in order for us to perform just a bath, the dog must arrive in impeccable condition. Matts must be brushed out or removed before bathing. If you would prefer we do that for you, a full groom is your best option.
Nail Grinding - This is a specialty service that can be added on to a Nail Trim or a Full Groom. Grinding nails makes use of a specialized Dremel® tool which allows the groomers to smooth out the sharp edges of the nails. The benefits of grinding are many but do require that the dog be able to remain reasonably still for the process. Nail Grinding may be added on to other services for an additional $3.00.
Sanitary Clip – Not all breeds of dogs need a sanitary clip, but for those pets with longer hair, a sanitary clip can help remove the excess hair that urine and feces cling to, improving your dog’s health and making them smell better. Sanitary clips are included with full grooming for those breeds that require it or can be requested as a standalone service for $6.00.
Feet & Pad Trimming – As with the sanitary clip, not all breeds of dogs require trimming of the hair in between their toe pads and on the bottom of their feet, but if your pet does, it can make their feet look sleeker and prevent the collection of snowballs in the winter and decrease mud tracking in the spring. Feet & pad trimming is included with a full groom or can be requested as a standalone service or with a nail trimming for an additional $8.00.
Flea Shampoo – If you are aware of, or if we see evidence of fleas at the time of grooming, we will use an EPA registered flea shampoo to safely eliminate the fleas on your pet’s body, rather than use the standard shampoo. The additional fee for a flea shampoo varies from $2.00 to $5.00 depending upon the size of your dog. Please remember that flea shampoos will eradicate the fleas on your pet but you must still treat the environment and your pet may benefit from the further use of a good flea preventative. We recommend that you discuss flea preventives with your veterinarian so that they can help you choose the safest and most effective preventative for all of the pets in your home.
Specialty Shampoo – We offer a variety of specialty shampoos, from locally made Mutt Nose Best to Oatmeal Baths or Medicated Shampoos. You might request this if your pet suffers from dry flaky skin, is prone to hotspots or allergies, needs a hypoallergenic shampoo, or if you just wish to use a great shampoo and support the local economy at the same time. The additional fee for the use of a specialty shampoo varies from $1.00 to $4.00, depending upon the size of your dog.
Deskunking – Did your dog have an odiferous encounter with a skunk? Give us a call and we will use our homemade deskunking solution that works better than anything you can purchase over the counter at any pet store (including Green Acres!). We will follow this with a standard pet shampoo and grooming. The added charge for deskunking varies from $4.00 to $10.00 depending upon the size of your dog and the severity of the stink. [Click here for instructions on how to make this deskunking solution at home]