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    • 864.271.4377
      info@poshpawsgreenville.com

      234 Westfield Street
      Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

    • We are a full service grooming salon and upscale spa for cats and dogs.

      We are in this business because we are absolutely passionate about pets. While in our care, your pet is always our number one priority from start to finish. When you arrive for your pet’s appointment, the skin and coat are carefully evaluated; the right shampoo and products are used to provide rejuvenation and or enhance skin condition. Your pet is pampered, massaged and professionally groomed with the utmost love and compassion in a luxurious facility that is safe, serene and pristine.

      We are committed to building a relationship with you. We believe in promoting wellness and high standards for your pet’s continued healthcare. We will discuss your pet’s grooming and coat needs with you and provide you with an exceptional customer service. We are committed to bringing the best of the industry to our pet clients as well as their owners.

    De-shedding Treatment for Double Coated Breeds

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    Often clients request that their double coated dog be shaved for the summer thinking that it will keep them cooler. Although shaving is a common practice in many grooming salons, it is controversial. For one it may ruin the coat and the coat may never grow back to what it used to be. The dog’s skin can easily sun burn because the guard hair that was protecting the skin is not there any more. De-shedding however, is an excellent and safe practice in which the undercoat is removed and the guard hair remains providing insulation to the dog’s skin and protecting it from potential melanoma. Double coated breeds are Poms, Huskies, Samoyeds, Collies, Shelties, Akitas and, of course, some mixed breeds.

    Look at the undercoat in the first picture. It is seen on the back of the head, the neck, the back of the dog, and the undersides where the hair is packed tightly giving it a wooly appearance. In the lower part of the picture, the undercoat is removed. As a result, the hair is fluffy, the coat is healthy looking and the dog is much more comfortable. Notice how the coat color is enhanced.