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Published December 7th 2015
Me-Time for Dogs
You know that wonderful feeling when walking out of the hairdressers after a wash and blow dry and knowing you look sensational? Why not give your dog that same love and attention and have them looking (and smelling) sensational? Take your four-legged friends to LaundroMutt at South Brighton for a shiny, sweet-smelling coat.
They have tubs for large and small dogs. The water is warm and fresh. You won't be outside shivering or inside with a wet bathroom to clean up afterwards.
Small tubs easily take small to medium sized dogs.
Clean your dog, without worrying about the bathroom.
The $15 kit includes a brush, curry comb, detangler comb, trimming scissors, chamois, your choice of shampoo and conditioner and unlimited wash time. There are shampoos for all different coloured coats and skin types.
Coconut shampoo is for enhancing white and silver coats, Ebony Black gives a rich shine to dark coloured coats. Organic Oatmeal shampoo may relieve skin irritations for dogs that suffer itchy dry skin. Tee Tree Shampoo with Aloe Vera may be just the soothing skin care your dog needs to heal inflamed skin. Chamomile Shampoo is a gentle choice for sensitive skin.
After the dirt and grime is washed away, treat your dog to some sweet smelling Apple Conditioner, which has a nice tang of Lemongrass and will add moisture and shine to their coat. Or choose the Showsilk Protein Conditioner which strengthens coats and gives long-lasting shine.
The pens are particularly handy if you have more than one dog to wash.
If your dog has allergy prone skin, you may prefer to bring your own products. A chamois is provided for drying, or you might choose the wash and dry option for $18. This gives your dog unlimited time under the hairdryer. Fluffy dogs like Misty the Old English Sheepdog love a regular visit to stay looking their best. A wash and blow dry can be a wonderful bonding time between you and your dog.
Misty enjoys her grooming time.
Pets on Wheels and LaundroMutt have been running for 21 years. There was a change of ownership nearly three years ago, but both sets of owners have been dog loving couples providing a valuable service to the community.
Pets on Wheels, in the adjacent shop, sells all types of food for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea-pigs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, frogs and fish. They also stock gold fish, leashes, collars and animal toys.
Soft and Silky Dogs are a joy to pat.
There are free Kids and Dogs activity books available to entertain children. Stop in at Pets on Wheels and LaundroMutt today. Your dogs will smell great and be soft and silky to touch.