Spa Services - Knots N Tangles Pet Grooming Spa

By: Knots N Tangles  09-12-2011
Keywords: pet, Dogs, Grooming

Ask us about our Monthly Maintenance Program!



  • Grooming Cage free grooming
  • Professional groomer of all breeds Cats and dogs
  • All grooming will include ear cleaning, nail trimming and sanitary areas
  • Senior Discounts
  • 24-hour hot line for de-skunking
  • Monthly seminars
  • Massage therapy
  • Speciality baths
  • Workshops
  • Self serve available/wash your own pet
  • Seasonal news letter
  • Pet photography for that special occasion
  • Pet first aid and CPR course
  • Pet birthday parties
  • Moving day specials
  • Free groom for puppy's first visit
  • Pedi paws cures

Hands-On Grooming Workshop

Finally! A place to learn how to maintain your pets coat in between visits.

  • Learn to safely trim your pet's nails
  • Learn to safely remove hair from ear canals
  • Proper brushing techniques and de-matting
  • The use of proper tools for your pets coat

Call 613-439-8800 for more information!


Grooming

All of our grooms include two baths (pre-wash bath removes oil build up and second bath promotes health and body shine), nail trimming, ear cleaning and removal of hair from ear canals according to breed, as well as sanitary areas!

Dogs

TOY & SMALL BREEDS $32.50 and up

Poodle, Bichon, Pom, Shih-tzu, Lhasa, Maltese, Peke, Min. Schnauzer, Yorkie, Pug, Chihuahua, etc

MEDIUM BREEDS $46.00 and up

Beagle, Cocker (American & English), Springer, Sheltie, Standard Schnauzer, etc

LARGE BREEDS $60.00 and up

Golden Retriever, Labrador, Border Collies, Springer Spaniel, Irish Setter, German Sheppard, all Northern Breeds, etc

GIANT BREEDS $85.00 and up

St. Bernard, Bermese Mountain Dog, Newfoundland, Bouvier, Great Dane Irish Wolf Hound, Great Pyrenese, etc

Cats

Any Breed, long hair and short hair $56.50 and up


We are committed to using gentle grooming techniques that promote a healthy coat. Our natural products sooth, heal and add body and shine to your pet's coat. KNT prefers hand scissoring and trimming over shave-downs.


Recommended Grooming Schedule

Once a month, all breeds should have:

* Nail trim * Ears cleaned * Remove undercoat & mats *

Ask about our maintenance programs and save $$ Doggy Dollars $$


Miscellaneous Services

Nail Trim only - $ 8.00

Dematting/Extra time fee – $5.00 per 15 minutes

Ear Cleaning only - $4 and up (depending on wax buildup)

Brush out only – $ 5.00 per 15 minutes

Anal Glands only (no grooming) – $10.00

Extra Handler fee – $10.00 (for difficult to handle dogs)


Note: All costs are subject to coat condition and cut requirements at time of assessment. Due to coat type differences between equal Breeds – there will be a price difference.

All Prices are subject to change without further notice and are subject to 13% HST.


Flea and Tick Treatment for Pet and Home

We offer the newest technology in Flea and Tick Shampoo! Professional Pet Products Flea and Tick shampoo contains 15% Pyrethrum, which is derived from flowers, and kills fleas on contact. The shampoo is gentle, non-alkaline and hypoallergenic. Shampoo and insecticide are completely biodegradable. May be used as often as necessary, for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. Leaves the pet smelling fresh and clean with a shiny coat.

For your car and home we recommend and offer Siphotrol 1000 Premise Spray to be used in conjunction with a Flea and Tick Shampoo treatment.

Though we highly encourage all pet owners to have their pets protected against fleas and ticks there are occasions that this has not occurred. If you suspect that your pet has fleas, please call us to book an appointment on Mondays or late afternoon/early evenings (extra charges will apply). Prior to your appointment please purchase the Siphotrol 1000 Premise Spray for treating your car and home during your pet's treatment.

We will arrange to meet you at our back door for the pet to be immediately shampooed in our bathing room. Your pet will then be dried and/or groomed as per your instructions.

If during a regular grooming session, we discover that your pet has fleas, we will immediately apply the Flea and Tick Shampoo (extra fee) and contact you about the steps you will need to take to ensure that your pet and home remain flea-free.

Why should I worry about fleas?

Since fleas can be carriers for worms and diseases, keeping your pet flea-free helps to keep it healthy. In addition, many pets and people are allergic to flea-bites.

How can I tell if my pet has fleas?

To check if your pet has fleas, part its hair and look for:

  • Small bits of brown "dust," attached to the fur itself. The fleas excrete digested blood. See if the dust dissolves into a red liquid upon contact with a wet paper towel.
  • Skin Irritation: flea bites or scratching and biting may leave red, irritated skin and even bald patches in bad cases.
  • Small, fast moving brown shapes are fleas.
  • Or, use a flea comb and see what you get.
  • You may also see "flea dust," fleas, or even larvae on your pet's bedding.

Lifecycle

You must keep in mind the life cycle of the flea. From egg to larvae to adult is between three to six weeks: to get rid of fleas in your house, you must break this cycle. As a practical matter, this means you will almost certainly have to repeat your efforts in several weeks to catch the fleas from the larvae that didn't get destroyed the first time around. This is also why it is important to address the problem of the eggs and larvae as well as the adult fleas.

After taking a blood meal, fleas either lay eggs on your pet or in its surrounding environment. Eggs on your pet are often shed onto its bedding or into the carpet. A pair of fleas may produce 20,000 fleas in 3 months. Eggs hatch after 2-12 days into larvae that feed in the environment: generally on digested blood from adult fleas and other food matter in their environment. The food required at this stage is microscopic, and even clean carpets often offer plenty of food to the larvae. The larvae are little wiggles about 3-4 millimeters long, you may see some if you inspect your pet's bedding carefully. Larvae molt twice within 2-200 days and the older larvae spin a cocoon in which they remain for one week to one year. When in this cocoon stage the young flea is invulnerable to any kind of insecticide and to low, even freezing, temperatures. Only sufficient warmth and the presence of a host can cause them to emerge. This long cocooning period explains why fleas are so difficult to eradicate.

Keeping Clean

Having your carpets professionally cleaned WILL NOT get rid of the fleas, unless they use something that is meant to kill fleas. However, it will remove much of the eggs, larvae and the food that the larvae feeds on, so it can be useful in conjunction with other methods.

We suggest and offer Siphotrol 1000 Premise Spray that kills adult and pre-adult fleas and ticks hidden in carpets, rugs, drapes, upholstery, pet bedding, and floor cracks. Siphotrol 1000 Premise Spray contains a unique combination of two insect control ingredients. Precor, an insect growth regulator, effectively breaks the flea life cycle for 7 months by preventing the flea's development into the adult biting stage. The permethrin kills adult fleas, brown dog and American dog ticks.

Directions For Use

One can will treat a surface area of 93 square metres (1000 square feet). DO NOT TREAT PETS WITH THIS PRODUCT. For effective flea and tick control, pets should be treated with a registered flea and tick control product designed for use on pets, and treatment of the pet should be combined with the sanitation of any area used by the pet. Step One: Prepare the Treatment Area - Start by thoroughly vacuuming your home (i.e., floors, carpets, and furniture (discard vacuum bag after use)) and wash the pet's bedding, living quarters and surrounding area prior to treatment with this product. Remove pets and birds, and cover or remove fish tanks or bowls. Step Two: Spray the Area - Shake can well before use. Point can downward 90 cm from the surface to be treated and activate. Using a sweeping motion, apply a light, uniform spray to all surfaces of furniture, carpets, rugs, drapes, and around all pet resting areas. Do not use as a space spray. Note: Only complete application to carpets, upholstery and other fabrics will ensure flea elimination. Test in an inconspicuous area prior to use on light coloured or delicate fabrics.


The FURminator SHED-LESS Treatment

Only the FURminator SHED-LESS Treatment lets you remove all of the loose surface hair and up to 90% of the undercoat without damaging your dog's coat.

Before any FURminator SHED-LESS Treatment, we strongly suggest that matted dogs have a full groom before the FURminator SHED-LESS Treatment appointment. This grooming treatment should be scheduled less than one week before the FURminator SHED-LESS Treatment. For matted dogs, this enables our Sanitary Technician to be able to massage the shampoo and conditioner into your dog's coat for optimal penetration and performance.

Once FURminated, you might notice that the dog's coat might appear uneven within 1 or 2 days after the Treatment. This is due to the dog's natural hair growth and shedding process: the undercoat is coming out past the guard coat. If this occurs, the dog will need to have a brush out with our special FURminator deShedding Tool.

We offer an additional service of a brush-out 3 to 4 days after treatment.

Your dog's shedding will dramatically decrease, enabling you to spend more quality time playing not vacuuming!

FURmination Treatment is recommended for all breeds to reduce shedding and add manageability, softness and shine to your dog's coat.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Dogs, fleas, Grooming, pet