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English cocker spaniel dog taking a shower with shampoo, soap and water in a bathtub

Looking After Your Dog’s Skin and Coat

Here at Petmania Grooming Studios, we are always assessing your dog’s health and wellbeing while they’re with us. One thing we inspect thoroughly is the skin and coat of your dog. A healthy coat should be shiny, glossy and smooth, and healthy skin should be supple and clear. It should not be greasy, flaky, or bumpy. Regular brushing and grooming of your dog’s coat and a healthy, nutritious diet are two effective ways to ensure your dog’s coat is kept...

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Pet sitter enjoying walking with dogs outdoors in the sunshine

Who’s Minding Your Pet? 5 Tips for Finding a Pet Sitter

Taking your four legged friend away with you on a beautiful holiday might sound like the dream, but unfortunately isn’t always reality. Coordinating care for your dog or cat can often be a challenge as you want the best care for them as possible while you're away. Many people choose a pet-sitter or a boarding kennel when organising care for their pet. They are qualified, knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy—so how do you find the one that is right for your...

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What Does a Professional Dog Groomer Do?

Grooming is an essential part in the well-being and healthiness of a dog. It can help improve their quality of life and keep them happy, healthy and comfortable. How much grooming a dog needs will depend on breed, age, and health. Professional dog groomers have an important role to play in the health, hygiene and appearance of a dog. Grooming helps remove dead hair, reduce the risk of eye, ear, skin, teeth and nail infections, prevents matting, and keeps your...

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How to Choose the Right Collar for your Dog

As a dog parent, it’s important to make sure any equipment you buy for your four legged friend is comfortable, well-fitted and suited to their breed. For the safety and comfort of your pooch, it is essential that you measure them accurately to ensure their collar is fi­tted correctly, otherwise it may cause some discomfort and you run the risk of causing harm if they break loose, which is the last thing you want when bringing them home for the...

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How to Brush Your Puppy

Depending on their coat type, your puppy will need to be brushed and groomed regularly to prevent matting or skin irritation. It is important to build positive associations around the grooming tools like brushes, clippers and nail trimmers, so your puppy will be happy and relaxed when you brush his hair. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to keep your puppy comfortable during the grooming process, how to maintain his coat, and the best tools...

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border collie puppy scratching himself because of fleas on white background

My Puppy Has Fleas and Ticks-What Do I Do?

As a new puppy parent, you want to ensure your little pup has a happy and healthy puppyhood. This includes taking him for his vaccinations, exercise and play, socialising with other puppies, and of course, providing preventative flea treatments. Fleas are tiny yet nasty bugs that like to live in your pup’s coat and feed off his blood from sucking it through the skin. Recognising the signs of a flea infestation is important so you can get rid of them...

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Puppy’s First Visit to The Grooming Studio

Once your puppy has received all his vaccinations and shots, it’s time to take him for his first grooming session! He will be around 14-16 weeks old at this stage. Bringing your puppy to the grooming studio for the first time can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience, both for puppy and puppy parent. Your puppy is still exploring the world, getting to know new scents, sounds and experiences. Our Puppy’s First Visit is designed to help your puppy become...

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Puppy Adolescence: How To Help Your Teenage Puppy

It doesn’t seem that long ago that your little puppy was practically just a baby, eager to explore the world and curious about anything and everything. Still having accidents in the house and napping most of the day, your puppy has certainly grown a lot since! As your puppy begins to get bigger and mature, you may notice some changes in his behaviour.  After mastering toilet training, walking on a leash and a good recall, it can be easy to...

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young beagle puppy chewing on bone toy in garden

How to Help My Teething Puppy

Raising a puppy is an exciting and joyous experience, but can come with its share of challenges, such as the dreaded puppy 'teething' stage. Like human babies, puppies develop an urge to chew anything and everything once they grow new teeth. Puppies’ teeth tend to be pointed and sharp, which is why they are sometimes referred to as ‘needle teeth.’ To prevent your furniture getting destroyed or little mouths nipping at your toes, it’s essential you find alternative ways to satisfy...

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Irish setter dog in hot weather with sunglasses on

Protecting Your Pet in the Hot Weather

As the sunshine makes a comeback across Ireland and the temperatures begin to rise once again, pet owners across the country are making their way outside to enjoy the good weather with their furry friends. Like their humans, most pets enjoy the warm weather, but it is important to stay vigilant and aware of any signs of distress or discomfort. Dogs and cats can become dehydrated and overheat very quickly in hot weather, and are at risk of heatstroke....

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