At Wizard of Paws
, we take the health of your pet’s skin
and coat very seriously. Our staff is trained to optimize our education
and products to the benefit of every pet in our salon.
Skin can be affected by many factors such as
environment, allergies, breed issues, bacteria, yeast, fleas, mites, food and
many more. Our years of knowledge is at your disposal when your pet is in
A dog’s coat is more than just what is covering them.
A coat protects them from external elements such as weather, containments
There is a difference between hair and fur. Hair will
continue to grow until cut, while fur grows to a certain length and stops.
A double coated fur bearing breed will have a soft undercoat while having
a coarse top coat. These coats regulate the dog’s body temperature during
hot and cold weather.
Examples of hair bearing breeds would be Yorkies, Poodles
& Shihtzus. Examples of fur bearing breeds would be Golden
Retrievers, Huskies & Pomerainians.
Wizard of Paws does not recommend shaving double coated
breeds as it is damaging to the coat and skin. Shaving a double coated
breed can cause post clipping alopecia. PCA can cause slow fur growth,
patchy fur growth, no fur growth or cause balding. This can happen after
one shave or after years of shaving it can appear. There are ways to
groom your double coated breeds without causing damaging results.
Regular grooming is a great way to help prevent matting,
bad skin or other health issues.
Please call Wizard of Paws and lets us help maintain great skin and coat for your pet.