NOSE : A dogs nose is one of the most important biologic system. At WGP, every dog undergoes a 5 point inspection with the shared goal of helping pet parents identify, understand and care for changes as they happen. Groomers are uniquely qualified to observe, record and communicate these changes as they are the only people who touch a pet more than the pet parent family.
COAT : Only about 50% of dogs require regular grooming. Some are short haired of course but other long haired dogs have double coats like German Shepherds. The oils produced by this magnificent breed are critical to the pets wellness. WGP trained teams evaluate the coat of each furry client using several different criteria..
BEHAVIOR : In addition to physical wellness, WGP performs behavioral wellness exams as well. Like their pet people, dogs often experience anxiety, stress and depression. WGP staff work with pet parents to understand changes in a pets behavior which may have underlying wellness causes.
EARS : Many pet breeds have chronic health and wellness challenges that are easily observable. WGP performs a muti-step ear inspection of every pet in our care to ensure pet parents have the information and product recommendations to properly care for the furry family members.
TEETH : The medical community has produced volumes of research linking oral care wellness to chronic disease. WGP staff conducts multi-point teeth inspections of every pet that receives grooming services at a Well Groomed salon. Having a second set of eyes on your pet can help identify wellness issues that may arise from time to time.
EYES : Called the windows to the soul, a dog’s eyes can reveal a lot about the current health and wellness condition. WGP staff is trained on how to properly inspect and record issues that may be precursors to future health or wellness issues. Every dog goes through a multi-step eye inspection and the results are recorded, tracked and shared with pet parents.
SKIN : Allergies are common among pets. There is nothing worse than a pet that is suffering from overly dry skin, cuts or hotspots. WGP staff will inspect your pets skin and recommend products for home care. In severe cases, a direct referral to a local veterinarian partner is provided.
LUMPS : Is that a bug bite or something more serious? More than 50% of dogs are dying today because of cancer related illness. It can be difficult for a pet parent to notice if a lump, bump or lesion might be growing. Your WGP team has the unique opportunity to feel and observe these anomalies. We have incorporated technology that allows us to measure and track changes and to report those changes to pet parents so they can notify their veterinarians.