One of the responsibilities of every dog or cat owner is that of coat care. There are many and varied coat types and there is a vast difference between the time it takes to groom a Doberman and an Old English Sheepdog, a Siamese and a Persian cat. This book provides much needed guidance for groomers, breeders and owners. It will be invaluable for those taking the City and Guilds 775 Grooming exam and animal care students of all levels. Step by step grooming/clipping techniques are described for the more popular breeds of dog and cat and in each case the technique is illustrated with photographic sequences. The book also includes allied subjects such as skin care, commonly found skin parasites and basic first aid and handling.
Sue Dallas is a qualified veterinary nurse, and she has worked as a member of a nursing team in both veterinary school, veterinary practices in the UK and in North America. She has been teaching on both veterinary nursing and animal care courses for over 20 years. During that time she was involved in a number of educational and examination developments for both sectors. Over the years she has spoken at all the veterinary congresses in the UK and around the world. She has promoted nursing and care of animals through training and education. In the early 1990's she became involved in publishing as the editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal (VNJ), the official journal of the British Veterinary Nursing Association followed by publication of text books for both veterinary nurses, auxiliaries and animal care. Diana North and Joanne Angus have worked together in grooming for many years. They specialise in training new groomers, pet owners and those wishing to improve their skills. Diana is now retired from hands-on-grooming but continues to be part of the education side of the industry. She is an External Verifier for the National Vocational Qualifications in Animal Care and spends time speaking to groomers groups about the 7750 Dog Grooming Qualification and generally giving guidance on career routes in grooming. Diana answers grooming questions for Your Dog magazine. She is a founder member of the Guild of Advanced Groomers. Joanne is an Advanced Groomer and a founder member of the Guild of Advanced Groomers. She has been Groomer of the Year on two occasions and won Best in Show at Eurogroom, and a Gold Medal at Intergroom, USA.
Preface. Acknowledgements. About the authors. PART ONE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. 1 BREED GROUPS AND COAT TYPES. Dogs. The breed groups. The gundog group. The Hound group. The Pastoral group. The Terrier group. The Toy group. The Utility group. The Working Group. Coat types. Double coats. Silky coats. Smooth coat. Wire coat. Wool coat. Cross reference system. Cats. Coat types. Long coat. Semi-long coat. Short coat. Curly or wavy coat. Wire coat. Hairless. 2 EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES. Brushes. Combs. De-matting tools. Coat Kings. Stripping Equipment. Clippers. Recommended maintenance of clippers. Using clippers. Blades. Comb attachments. Scissors. Using scissors. Nail clippers. Ear care. Tool box. Restraints. Grooming tables and work stools. Oiling Equipment. Sterilisation. Finishing touches. 3 PRE-GROOMING AND GENERAL CARE. Eyes. Ears. Mouth. Facial care. Nail care. Anal glands. Causes of hair loss. Lumps and bumps. Skin tumours. Hernias. 4 PREPARATION. Dogs. Handling. Human-dog interaction. In the salon. Grooming out. Cats. 5 SKIN CONDITIONS. Structure of the skin. Epidermis. Dermis. Hypodermis. Functions of skin. Protection. Production. Sensory. Storage. Temperature control. Communication. Skin glands. Nails, claws and footpads. Coat growth. Formation of a hair. Parasitology. Terminology. Life cycles of common external parasites. Life cycles of common endoparasites. 6 BATHING AND DRYING. Dogs. Shampoos and conditioners. Bathing procedure. Drying. Cats. 7 BASIC FIRST AID. Aim and objectives. Evaluation. Initial management. Handling and transport. Transport. Safe lifting. Checks and Observations. Temperature. Pulse. Respiration. Life saving techniques. Cardiac compression. Respiratory arrest. Bleeding (Haemorrhage). Methods of arresting bleeding. Shock. Heart condition. Poisoning. Insect stings. Fractures. Dislocation. Soft tissue injury. Wounds. Healing of wounds. Wound care. Eye injuries. Paraphimosis. Metabolic problems. Diabetes mellitus. Epilepsy. Heat stroke. Bandaging. Layers of a bandage. Rules for bandaging. Applying a bandage. Anatomical directions. 8 INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN DOGS AND CATS. Micro-organisms. Incubation. Infection. Methods of disease control. Bacteria. Viruses. Fungi. Protozoa. Disease-causing micro-organisms. Zoonoses. Diseases of dogs. Canine distemper. Canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough syndrome). Canine parvovirus. Canine viral hepatitis. Leptospirosis. Rabies. Diseases of cats. feline leukaemia (FLV). Feline panleucopenia or feline infectious enteritis. Chlamydiosis or feline pneumonitis. Feline infectious anaemia. Feline infectious peritonitis. Feline immunodeficiency. Immunity. Part 2 Getting Started. 9 BATHINg, DRYING AND TRIMMING TECHNIQUES FOR DOGS. Smooth coat. Double coat - type one. Double coat - type two. Wire coat. Wool coat. Silk coat. General Terminology. Trimming tips. Scissoring feet. Round feet. Tight feet. Natural feet. Cat foot. Padded hocks. Layering the coat. 10 CHECKLISTS. Health checklist. Pre-trimming checklist. Dog bathing checklist. Dog drying checklist. Cat bathing checklist. Cat drying checklist. Hand-stripping checklist. Colour coding checklist. Blade sizes checklist. Trimming checklist. Checklist for maintenance of equipment. 11 BREED PROFILES. Use of breed profiles and grooming tips. The breeds. Afghan Hound. Airedale terrier. American Cocker Spaniel. Bearded Collie. Bedlington Terrier. Bernese Mountain Dog. Bichon Frise. Border Collie. Border Terrier. Bouvier des Flandres. Boxer. Cairn Terrier. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Chow Chow. Clumber Spaniel. Cocker Spaniel. Dachshund - Long coat. Dachshund - Smooth coat. Dachshund - Wire coat. Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Deerhound. Doberman. English Setter. English Springer. Field Spaniel. Flat Coat Retriever. German Shepherd. Giant Schnauzer. Golden Retriever. Gordon Setter. Griffon Bruxellois. Irish Setter. Irish Terrier. Irish Water SpanielIrish Wolfhound. Italian Spinone. Kerry Blue Terrier. Labrador Retreiver. Lakeland Terrier. Lhasa Apso. Lowchen. Maltese. Miniature Schnauzer. Newfoundland. Norfolk Terrier. Norwich Terrier. Old English Sheepdog. Papillon. Parson Russell Terrier. Pekingese. Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Pomeranian. Poodle. Rough Collie. Samoyed. Schnauzer. Scottish Terrier. Sealyham Terrier. Shetland Sheepdog. Shih Tzu. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. St. Bernard. Sussex Spaniel. Tibetan Terrier. Welsh Springer Spaniel. Welsh terrier. West Highland White Terrier. Wire Fox Terrier. Yorkshire Terrier. Crossbreeds. Associations and Events. Grooming Competitions. Reading Material. Index