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My name is Joan Gallant. I want to thank you for taking some of your busy time to look around my web site and hope you will feel interested enough to want to speak with me regarding your pet's grooming needs. First a little about myself. I am a certified groomer who is not only involved in the business but also have my own dog, Buddy, who is a cross Border Collie/Lab mix and our cat Gizmo. Both Buddy and Gizmo enjoy being groomed and are always eager for the treats which follow a session.

Why your Pet needs to look it's best.

Imagine how you would look and feel if you never bathed, brushed your hair, or trimmed your nails. To be healthy and happy, your pet needs basic grooming, too. You can handle the brushing and other simple grooming procedures yourself. This type of regular grooming helps build a close bond between you and your pet, and keeps you informed of the condition of his/her fur, skin, teeth, nails, and ears. In fact, it is not uncommon to discover lumps, infections, and other problems during a thorough grooming routine. Grooming is more than just a hair cut. It may include bathing, combing, brushing, clipping nails, cutting or shaving mats, cleaning ears, and controlling external parasites.

Why should you be interested in Top Dawg Grooming?

You may not have the time, tools, experience, training or physical ability to adequately groom your pet. For example, some animals (like poodles) have their fur groomed into particular styles that require a professional. Or a pet may require regular or seasonal clipping, medicated or flea baths, removal of  harmful substances, or removal of matted fur. Typically, a trained professional can more safely and humanely handle tricky procedures and temperamental or frightened animals. (Removing severe mats should always be done by an experienced groomer to avoid accidental cuts.) Keep in mind, however, professional groomers aren't miracle workers; it's up to you to stay on top of your pet's day to day grooming needs.

How much does grooming cost?

Grooming costs are in Canadian dollars and will vary depending on your pet's breed, size, the severity of matting, and the simplicity or difficulty of the cut. There are a number of packages for both Cats & Dogs as well as individual services. I would be pleased to discuss an explain options, services, and features as they relate to your particular pet. Please call 506-386-1367 for an appointment.