Spa & Grooming

Basic Spa Package

We also offer Cat Bathing and Grooming

We know every dog is special and unique therefore we take extra time with each animal to ensure they are well cared for while at the Spa. Different breeds take specific amounts of time to properly hand dry and groom. Please feel free to ask for a time estimate when bringing your pooch to the Spa. To ensure you are able to have the time you prefer, we recommend booking your appointment at least a week or two in advance. It is also important to pre-book your next appointment.

At the Red Hydrant Spa, your pet’s BASIC SPA PACKAGE and grooming experience will include the following:

01. BRUSH OUT:
This stimulates the skin, removes the old coat and reduces shedding. Please note that if your pet is matted, the mats must be removed prior to the bath in order to properly cleanse your dog. Additional charges may apply.

02. EAR CLEANING:
This will include plucking excess hair (as needed) and cleaning dirt and matter from the ears to reduce or eliminate possible odor and aid in preventing ear infections. We also offer an amazing Medicated Ear Wash – this will assist in killing surface bacteria often associated with the onset of an ear infection. This is also great to remove “yucky” ear odor.

03. PAW-DICURE:
As part of the whole spa experience, your pet will receive a nail trimming. During the paw-dicure we will use both clipping techniques as well as nail-grinding tools. This smooths the nail thus preventing snags and tears on upholstery once your pet gets home. By grinding the nail, it assists in slowly retracting the cuticle so that the overall length of the nail can be shortened. This is so important in basic hygiene for all dogs.

04. TRIMMING OF SANITARY AREA:
This aids in both the appearance as well as the comfort of the animal on a day to day basis.

05. MASSAGING BATH:
During the Spa visit, your dog will be bathed twice. Typically the first bath is with a Hypo-allergenic shampoo which cleans the dog nicely. The second time, your pet will be bathed in shampoo designed specifically for their coat and skin. We use and recommend only the finest professional products in the industry. Davis Veterinarian Products are undoubtedly one of the finest quality products available for the pampered pooch. We will use skin and coat specific products to brighten the white dogs or soothe the skin on an irritated dog as needed. All products used are human quality and exceed Veterinarian standards. They are 100% natural as well as detergent free – even the scents are Lavender and chamomile extracts. These products are also available for purchase in the Boutique for at-home care.

06. HAND DRYING:
We use a variety of drying tools to assist in maintaining a healthy coat and providing the best palette for the finishing of your pet’s grooming experience. It is important to note that we do not cage dry any dog, instead we hand dry each dog. During the drying process, we hand bush each dog which stimulates the skin and promotes the natural essential oils. It also allows the coat to be completely and evenly dried to allow for a more consistent hand scissor trim. Our drying process takes a bit longer than the commonly used cage dryers but allows for a softer and more beautiful coat. A hand dried dog will stay much cleaner much longer than an air-dried dog.

07. FINISHING:
As each dog is unique, so is our finishing process. Our groomers are experienced in “hand-scissoring” which allows for a more natural and professional look and finish of the coat. This sometimes takes a bit more time instead of using traditional clippers, but the end result is a beautiful and well-manicured pet.

08. ACCESSORIES:
No one should leave the house without the proper accessories and neither should your pet. Depending on the breed, gender and size, we will add a seasonal bandanna or hair ribbon.

AT THE RED HYDRANT SPA, WE ALSO OFFER ADD-ON SERVICES FOR YOUR PET’S SPA & GROOMING DAY:

PRICING:
Prices for our basic spa package are calculated with a number of factors. Coat texture, size of pet, the condition of the skin, and desired trim. Quoted prices are also based on routine and regular salon grooming visits averaging from every four to eight weeks, depending on the breed and your pet being “mat-free”. Obviously, over-grown dogs will take additional time and are subject to additional charges. The best way to avoid additional charges is to schedule regular grooms and coat maintenance visits for professional baths and brush out.

OTHER CHARGES:

DE-MATT FEE

If your pet is matted, please note there will be an additional charge based on the rate of $15.00 per quarter hour. In an effort to not traumatize your pet, if they are severely matted discuss with us other possible options. All measures to remove any mats without cutting them out will be taken – this helps to maintain the integrity of the coat. Regular grooming of your dog will help to ensure this does not become the norm. Sometimes it is simply not in the best interest of the animal to subject them to the standing and de-matting process. Sometimes it is best to opt for a “smoothie” and start over with a clean palette. After all, it is hair and it grows! When a “smoothie” is necessary the price can range from $15.00 to $30.00 in addition to the standard groom rate.

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANCE

Please be honest – if you know that your little four-legged child misbehaves at the groomer, it is important to share that with us up front. Overweight large dogs, senior dogs, or others with physical challenges might be a candidate for Special Needs Assistance. As previously stated, the care and well being of your animal is very important to us. From time to time it takes two groomers to safely and effectively groom some dogs. With the addition of groomers, we will add an up-charge to the cost of the groom. Knowing this up front allows us to appropriately book the appointment with two groomers. We do reserve the right to refuse service to a pet that is unmanageable and thus a potential risk to either the pet or a groomer.

*** Please note that we will ask you to provide us with written proof of current rabies vaccinations. Without this proof, we are sorry, but we will not be able to provide services that day. This is for both the safety of your pet as well as the safety of others – including your groomer! Although not required by Florida law, we also highly encourage Bordotella vaccinations as well. Please ask if you have any questions.

Price varies on the size and breed of your pet. Please ask when booking for a price quote. Pricing is based on regular visits. Dogs with over-grown coats are subject to additional charges. It takes more time to properly groom a dog that has not been to the groomer recently.

GIVE YOUR PET A SPECIAL DAY

Please call 813.388.6810 and speak with one of our team members to schedule an appointment or to ask additional questions.

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