Grooming & Holistic Grooming

Johnstown, NY

If you want to keep your pet looking its best, you will need more than a simple comb or brush. Depending on your pet's species, breed, coat type, age and personality, there is a wide range of grooming accessories available, as well as dietary supplements to support a lush, healthy coat and good skin. Whether you prefer a casual cut or a show-stopper style, our grooming experts are here to help you groom your pet or provide professional services to help your pet stay beautiful. Visit our store in Johnstown, NY or give us a call today to take advantage of this service!



WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GROOM YOUR PETS ON A REGULAR BASIS?

Grooming your dog or cat on a regular basis has many benefits. It keeps your dog or cat healthy and happy. Detection of early warning signs such as rashes skin lesions and lumps could be signs of illness that could promptly be taken care of by your veterinarian. The earlier you start the grooming process the better.

Here at Harvey’s, we use natural shampoos and conditioning products that nurture your dog/cat so he/she will not only look their best but their skin will be healthier too. Rest assured your dog cat or small animal will be delighted with his or her spa-like experience in the hands of our talented, professional groomers.

When you pick up your dog or cat from our pet spa, we are certain you will be thrilled with the result. Our professional staff will make sure your pets are treated with respect and love and will be indulged and revitalized during their appointment at Harvey’s Professional Pet Spa.


HOLISTIC PET GROOMING

What is a Blueberry Facial and do I need one?

Contrary to what some may believe, a Blueberrry Facial for your pet is not of the same kind you would experience at your local “human” spa. Although a proper grooming facial will employ the same rotating technique of circular movements it does not imply your pet will receive a “scrubbing” like humans do since the main focus is on the hair strands and not the skin.

A Blueberry Facial is an excellent way of getting rid of some tear stains and enhancing the coat’s color naturally while providing a calming, aromatherapeutic experience for your pet. Even though most pet parents think its only appropriate for white hair the truth is that this process is great for all colors and coats.

Simple Yet Powerful

We have found that is always better to apply the blueberry solution after a good deep-coat wash and brush since the calming natural scents will allow your pet to relax and enjoy the rest of the session. Our staff will then get down to the nitty-gritty by providing an enjoyable head and face massage using circular motion throughout the whole face area to allow the solution to penentrate. It is then left undisturbed a couple of minutes to let nature do it’s thing by activating all the powerful antioxidents and allowing then to get down to work, After a good rinse the result is not only brighter, cleaner hair but also strengthened strands that are now better equipped naturally to fight off dirt and stains.

Through regular use you will start to notice that your pet’s face becomes fluffier and able to stay cleaner longer thanks to rich levels of vitamins A, D and E

What is Holistic Grooming?

Grooming dogs and cats in a holistic manner merely means giving consideration to the well being of the pet in its entirety. It is more than giving a good bath , dry, and haircut, it is thinking of the pet nas a complex, sensitive, living creature and treating it with a level of respect and kindness that will support it’s mental, psychological and physical well being. A good groom is expected from all professional stylists, but a great groom leaves the pet feeling as good as it looks. How can one accomplish this?

In part, steps would involve working in such a way that the groomer (and grooming staff, where applicable) work together to ensure the well-being of the animals mind, body and spirit. Grooming holistically goes beyond the basic physical work of washing, drying, brushing and trimming an animal’s coat. This discipline of grooming takes the pet’s psychological and emotional needs into consideration, promoting a feeling of comfort and security for the pet during grooming and a feeling of contentment when the process is complete.


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Grooming Tips

Brush

Make sure to brush your dogs fur with a slicker brush and a comb.

Brush all parts of the dog , ears, legs, tail and armpits. Using the comb helps you find any knots.

You want to be going over your dogs fur with the brush and the combas often as possible as this helps them get used to the process.

Brushing your pet is the BEST way to prevent matting

Bathing

Bathing your dog helps prevent knots! You want to wash out mud, grass, and any things the fur might have picked up.

Why Prevent Mats?

Matting is a painful condition that can. lead to health concerns.

Mats trap moisture by cutting off airflow through the hair which can cause irritation and sores.

If your dog's ears become matted the blood vessels can rupture and cause a hematoma.

Dematting can be an uncomfortable process. If the matting is severe, clipping the hair may be a safer option than brushing.

If you need help please let us know. We will be more than happy to show you the proper way to maintain your pets coat!


How Often Should My Pet Be Groomed


TEETH BRUSHING

TEETH BRUSHING

Protect against bad breath, tooth loss, and gum disease with regular teeth cleaning for a healthy smile.

SANITARY TRIM

SANITARY TRIM

For long hair doggies, sanitary hair cutting may be needed to cut long fur from around the bum.

NAIL TRIM

NAIL TRIM

We cut nails to a prudent length, just short of the toenail quick. Nail trimming prevents painful nail cracking or nails breaking.

HAIRCUT

HAIRCUT

We provide breed-specific haircuts. Cuts feature shampoo, dry, and hair trimmed on their head, paws, and bum.


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FULL-SERVICE GROOMING

Your pet is going to be given a bath, clipped, combed, and beautiful head to toe.

BATH & BRUSH

BATH & BRUSH

Our bath service includes shampoo matched for your pets’ coat type, leave in conditioner, brush out, nail trimming and filing, and ear cleansing.

EAR CLEANING

EAR CLEANING

A dog’s ears are delicate and vulnerable to infection, excessive wax buildup, and ear mites. Cleaning your pet’s ears reduces build-up to help hinder infections and reduce the smell.

FACE TRIM

FACE TRIM

Several pooches need a haircut from around their face. Our groomer will be able to help you identify the perfect style for your dog.