|Frequently Asked Questions|
What do we need to bring with us when we have our pet groomed?
There are several things you should bring with you when you have your pet groomed for the first time.
How often should my pet be groomed?
Most pets benefit from a grooming every 6-8 weeks. If your dog or cat has a long coat that becomes easily matted, and if you do not brush them several times a week, your pet would benefit from being groomed more frequently.
What if my pet’s coat is severely matted?
Green Acres’ groomers will try to comb or brush out any matts however, if they feel the animal is experiencing any discomfort, it will be necessary to shave the matt out with clippers. In very severe cases this may result in a shave down of the pet's entire body.
What if my pet has fleas?
Each pet that is groomed at Green Acres will be checked for fleas. Any pet found to have fleas or flea dirt will have a flea bath with an EPA registered flea shampoo.
How long does the grooming process take?
While length of time varies from animal to animal due to different sizes, style requested, coat condition, and behavior you can reasonably expect to leave your pet anywhere from 2 to 5 hours on average . The grooming process is generally a three stage sequence in which pets are first "roughed out," then bathed and dried, after which a finish is done. If you leave us with a phone number, we will be happy to call you as soon as your pet is completed with its grooming.