Welcome to Woof Woof!
Mobile Dog Groomer for Liskeard, Launceston, Callington.
We are your local, friendly, professional mobile dog
We also give the Woof Woof! experience to
Cats and Guinea Pigs!
Because we are still very busy, we are unable to take on new customers atm and are now booking for AUGUST/SEPTEMBER. Please book early for your Summer appointment.
Some helpful advice for the hot weather.
You might think that dog shaving is a great idea and can help keep your dog cool. After all, you wouldn't want to go around wearing a fur coat during the summer. However, it is not a good idea to shave your dog for the summer, for the following reasons:
Dogs' coats are designed to capture air and use it as an insulator. In the winter, this keeps the cold out and holds the heat in. During the summer, this system holds the heat at bay and helps your dog regulate his body temperature. Without this insulating
layer of hair, he is susceptible to heat stroke.
Dogs do not cool down the same way that humans do.
When humans are overly warm, our skin perspires and the evaporation of the perspiration helps us to cool down. We have the advantage of perspiring skin over our entire body. In dogs, this evaporative cooling is limited to a very small area—the footpads, which
sweat, and the lungs, where panting allows for latent heat to be removed through evaporation. Shaving the coat will have no effect on these areas.
Dilated (enlarged, expanded) blood vessels in dogs' ears and on their faces carry warm blood closer to the surface of the skin, allowing heat to escape. Again, body shaving will not influence this process.
A dog's fur coat protects them from sunburn and decreases their risk of developing skin cancer. Think of a bald human head at the beach in the sun: a light hat allows the occupant to be cooler and his head better-protected from sun damage. Some other ways to
help prevent skin cancer in your dog are:
Keeping them inside when the sun is the brightest during mid-day.
Using pet-specific sunblock on your dog's nose, ear-tips, and stomach if it is hairless.
Shaving a double-coated breed can result in improper re-growth. Many large northern dog breeds such as Labradors, Shepherds, Huskies, and Golden retrievers have two hair coats. The inner, down undercoat is insulating and keeps the dog warm in cold weather and
cool in hot weather. This layer is shed regularly. The outer coat, or guard hairs, are coarser, fewer, and longer. They give the dog his colour and aren't shed as often. If this type of coat is shaved, the undercoat grows back quickly and sheds normally. However,
the guard hairs don't grow out as quickly and sometimes can't grow at all because they are crowded out by the faster-growing undercoat. This can result in colour and texture changes in your dog's coat, a patchy appearance to the fur, follicle damage and clogging,
and the loss of the weather and water protection that guard hairs provide. How Can You Help Your Dog Stay Cool? Provide lots of fresh, cold water.
Make sure your dog always has shelter from the sun when he is outdoors.
Don't leave your dog outside in hot weather. VERY importantly, tend to your dog's coat with regular brushing. A CLEAN and FLUFFED coat are their best defence against the heat. Use a tool that helps remove the undercoat that your dog is naturally shedding due
to the warmer weather.
Members of the
English Groomers Group .
Featured in The Good Dog Guide
We offer full dog grooming services in Liskeard, Launceston, Callington and surrounding areas. For a list of the places we cover
Check out our website and visit us on Facebook. Please contact us with any questions or to enquire about prices.
We are fully insured as well as certified in Animal CPR and First Aid.
Less Hassle & Time - We Come To You In This Dog Spa On Wheels!
WHY CHOOSE WOOF WOOF! GROOMING?
A Personal and Professional service. We are not a franchise.
Debbie will listen to you and discuss your requirements.
REDUCE the stress on your dog!
NO need to leave your dog in noisy unfamiliar surroundings.
You are perfectly welcome to REMAIN with your dog.
All dogs are dried by hand NOT cage dried.
BIG dogs are more than welcome!
Grooming is carried out in our specially modified van outside your home.
A well-groomed dog is a happy dog!
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MATTS
Matts are a serious problem and maybe harmful to your dog. Through no fault of your own, you may be unaware how serious this can be.
When matts become very close to the skin it may cut off the blood circulation to that particular area.
Serious matts can be painful to your dog.
If your dog's coat is not regularly groomed, infection could also set in and the skin may become torn. In seriously matted dogs, every movement will create pain.
Should your pet snap when being touched, or start dragging and scratching itself, matts could be the reason why.
The places most matts occur are underneath the armpits, chest, the rear end, behind ears and around the tail.
We love dogs and their happiness is of the utmost importance to us.
Grooming is an essential part of their welfare.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you require any further advice, please do not hesitate to ask.