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The rising cost of living impacts all areas of life, from heating bills to the supermarket shop. We’re all looking to make savings, tighten our belts and make our pennies stretch further. However, our pets are one aspect of life where it’s important not to cut corners. Our dogs are living creatures, much loved family members and any decision we make about them should have their best welfare at heart.

Here’s how Smudgers Mutts Dog Grooming in Cheltenham can help you keep your pets healthy and happy during this difficult time.

Grooming Your Dog

All dogs require professional grooming and some more regularly than others. The breed of dog – mixed, long-hair, short-hair – determines how often we need to see your dog, the length of the session and the cost.

At Smudgers Mutts, we set a regular schedule of grooming appointments to match the needs of your dog. We’ll never suggest unnecessary appointments. If your dog misses an appointment, its coat will be longer and more difficult to wash & dry and groom. As a result, we may require a longer (and more expensive) appointment after a missed appointment. It’s best to stick to the agreed grooming schedule – it’s an efficient and cost-effective way to manage your dog’s grooming needs.

If you’re currently looking for a pet dog, it’s important to consider the overall cost. Not just grooming costs, but everything – food, bedding, leads, toys, insurance and vet bills to name just a few. Research the type of dog you’re interested in so you’re aware of the costs involved. For more about the cost of a dog, see this great article by the vet charity PDSA ‘The Cost of Owning a Dog’.

The dedicated and professional team at GAWA Cheltenham Animal Shelter can help with advice on caring for your dog. Give them a call if you feel you can’t cope.

Smudgers Mutts Dog Grooming is here for you. We want to help you keep your dog healthy and happy. Let us know if you have any concerns and we’ll work together in the best interest of your dog. Contact us today to book an appointment.

We love our groom room chat at Smudgers Mutts! We’ve put some of it down on our blog to share with you:

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