Spoil Your Dog With a Pamper Day

Spoil Your Dog With a Pamper Day

We all enjoy a good pampering, and the same can often be said for our pets. A large percentage of dogs enjoy getting a little grubby on their walks, whether it’s from jumping in the sea or splashing around in the mud – they can begin to get a little smelly over time. If this is all too familiar, a trip to a good dog groomer can save your dog and your home from becoming smelly. Even if your dog is the type to shudder at the thought of jumping in water or mud, a thorough wash and groom can leave them looking and feeling better, especially if they’re an older dog or they have particularly long fur. For dog grooming Abergele, Hafod-Y-Bryn has a luxury pet grooming studio with fully-qualified dog grooming professionals who can cater to dogs of all shapes and sizes. Hafod-Y-Bryn also operates as a kennels and cattery, meaning the team who work there know exactly how to make an animal feel calm and at home, within no time at all. When visiting a new groomer, it can often be a worry that your dog will feel nervous and stressed throughout the groom. The studio has been built with providing a calm and welcoming environment in mind, with staff only attending to one dog at a time to ensure that they receive the full attention that they deserve. You’re also welcome to visit the studio before booking an appointment, so you can be sure that it’s the perfect environment for your dog. The studio offers a range of services to suit all budgets, from a...
Maintaining Your Dogs Shiny Coat

Maintaining Your Dogs Shiny Coat

Much like us humans, dogs can look and feel much better after a bit of grooming and maintenance. If you have a particularly long haired dog, or one that just can’t help themselves getting as filthy as possible on their daily walks – you’ll know the struggle of trying to keep their fur regularly clean and smelling fresh. For professional dog grooming near Abergele, Hafod-Y-Bryn kennels have their very own pet grooming studio, which is a registered member of the British Dog Grooming Association. Between visits to the grooming studio, you can help to keep your dog’s coat looking shiny through regular home grooming and ensuring that they have a nourishing diet. Here are a few tips to ensure that your dog looks his or her best throughout the month: Invest in the Right Grooming Equipment When it comes to buying grooming equipment for dogs, there are a range of different clippers and brushes, which are designed to suit different coat types. The most common is a bristle brush, which can be used to remove hair and dirt in the majority of dog breeds. A soft bristle brush is better for dogs with shorter fur, however if your dog has long fur, try looking for one with stiffer bristles for a more effective comb. A wire-pin brush is a great choice for dogs with curly or medium long fur. They can help to detangle any tough knots in your dog’s fur, as well as brushing out any loose hairs. A slicker brush is an effective brush choice for removing loose hair and detangling. As the pins on these brushes...
Care Advice for Elderly Dogs

Care Advice for Elderly Dogs

For dog grooming near rhyl, Hafod-y-Bryn have their very own premium grooming studio. Your dog will be taken care of by fully qualified dog grooming professionals, who offer a range of services including bathing, blow drying and nail trimming. They’re also able to accommodate dogs of every size, so whether you own a tiny Chihuahua or a huge Great Dane – your dog will be thoroughly pampered. A professional groom is great for dogs of all ages, but it especially benefits older dogs who can no longer groom themselves as well as they used to. If your dog is reaching his or her ‘golden years’, there are a few things you can do to make them as comfortable and as content as possible. After all, there’s a good chance they’ve been a part of your family for a long time, and they deserve the best when it comes to being treated.   Choosing an Appropriate Pet Bed Much like humans, once our dogs begin to get old, everyday tasks become that little bit more difficult to do. When selecting a new pet bed for an elderly dog, it’s good to opt for one that is soft, and low to the ground. This prevents your dog from having to try and jump up onto beds and sofa, which might prove a challenge for them in their later years.   Swimming If your dog typically enjoys splashing around in water, swimming is a great way for your dog to stay healthy. Not only does swimming provide adequate exercise, it’s also beneficial for older dogs whose joints aren’t what they used to...
Getting Your Pet Ready for Kennels and Catteries

Getting Your Pet Ready for Kennels and Catteries

It’s definitely true that pets are part of the family. With their unique quirks, personalities and unconditional love for us, they become another cherished member of the family incredibly quickly. Sometimes though, it’s just not feasible to take our furry family members on holiday with us – even if we’d very much like to! Therefore, you likely won’t want to spend your holiday worrying about how your beloved dog or cat is doing without you. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a friend or family member to feed and give your pet attention he or she requires whilst you’re away, especially if it’s for a long duration. If you’re looking for a cattery near rhyl or a boarding kennels near rhyl – look no further than Hafod-Y-Bryn. We understand animals, and all of their unique requirements. We take the time to fuss, play and get to know your pets during their time away from you, so we can give them the optimal care possible. Before taking your cat to a cattery, here are some steps to make the process easier for both of you: We all enjoy home comforts whilst we’re away. Take your cat’s favourite toys to the cattery for him/her to play with. Cat’s noses are incredibly sensitive and familiar smells can be very comforting for them, especially in a new environment. Taking blankets or pet beds that your cat is familiar with is also a great option. If your cat has a special diet, ensure you let the cattery know. If your cat has overindulged in recent years and has been told to diet by the vet,...
Why Choose Boarding Kennels For Your Dog?

Why Choose Boarding Kennels For Your Dog?

We all need a holiday now and then. Many of us with pets feel tied down when booking holidays, as it means having to sort out pet-sitters for our furry friends whilst we’re away. Kennels are a great way to ensure your dog is exercised and kept company throughout the duration of your holiday. If you’re looking for boarding kennels near Rhyl, our family-run Hafod-Y-Bryn offer kennels with friendly, caring staff and a stimulating environment at competitive pricing. Leaving a friend to look after your dog in your home likely means your dog will be on his own for most of the day, until your friend visits and feeds him. Selecting a kennel which has attentive staff means that you won’t need to worry about your dog being alone, as he’ll be surrounded by caring people throughout the day (and other dogs – but only if you would like him to be). Well managed kennels can be a home away from home for your dog. Bring his bed and favourite toys to make him feel comfortable and to give him some familiarity. You can also bring your dog’s favourite treats or any special food he has. If your dog has strict dietary requirements, these needs will be accommodated without hesitation. At Hafod-Y-Bryn, dogs in the kennels are fed twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. They’re also taken out and exercised three times a day, so you need not worry about your dog being stuck in a cage for the entirety of your holiday! Before taking your dog to a kennels, you must ensure he...
Helpful Tips for Pampering your Pooch at Home!

Helpful Tips for Pampering your Pooch at Home!

Whether your dog is a pampered pooch who doesn’t like getting her paws dirty or a bold adventurer ready to jump into any puddle he can – they’re both going to need to be groomed every so often to keep them smelling fresh. At Hafod-Y-Bryn, we offer a professional dog grooming service in our very own dog grooming studio. Here are some handy tips we think will help you groom your dogs at home between visits to the studio. Nail Clipping Regular nail clipping ensures that your dog’s claws do not get too long and sharp, which can become painful for them. Many active dogs wear their claws down naturally on outdoor surfaces, however dogs that spend most of their time indoors or outside on soft outdoor surfaces (grass, mud) require some help with it. Select a sturdy pair of scissors to clip your dog’s nails, dog claws can be quite tough! You should trim your dog’s nails enough so that they do not touch on the floor whilst they are standing. Be careful not to cut past the quick whilst clipping! This part of the claw is the blood supply, and can be recognised as the pink area of a dogs’ claw. Cutting past the quick will cause bleeding and discomfort – definitely something you want to avoid! If your dog has trouble relaxing whilst you trim his nails, try rewarding him with treats whilst you clip. This will help him to associate nail clipping with positive, tasty rewards. Shampooing It is recommended that you do not bathe your dog too often – typically, once a month is...