Our Flea Free Policy
Sooner or later every pet parent has to deal with fleas. If you know how to properly treat and prevent fleas, your pet will be happier and healthier. As a respected Orange County grooming shop, we feel that it is important to take action against fleas.
Any pet that arrives for grooming with one or two visible fleas will be given a bath in our citrus-based flea shampoo. This shampoo is safe for pets, but deadly to fleas. It will not damage the pet’s skin like other over-the-counter flea shampoos can. This basic flea treatment is complimentary.
Pets with several fleas and/or flea dirt present must undergo our full de-fleaing process. Pets with fleas are given a Capstar pill immediately. These pills are safe for dogs and cats over four weeks of age. They work hard and fast, killing adult fleas in as little as 30 minutes. After the Capstar has gone into effect, flea-infested pets are bathed in our citrus-based flea shampoo. The pet must sit in this shampoo for 10 minutes to ensure that it is able to work effectively. After the shampoo is fully rinsed, we apply a Dead Sea mud conditioner that stays on for another 20 minutes. This deep conditioning replenishes any lost moisture and soothes irritated skin. After the conditioner is rinsed, all dead fleas are removed before grooming is continued. The entire process takes approximately 80 minutes to complete, therefore an additional $25 charge is added for this service.
When we check in your pet it is sometimes difficult to tell if there are fleas present. It is greatly appreciated if you let us know if you suspect fleas when making your grooming appointment. If we discover fleas on your pet, we will do our best to try to contact you. However, for the safety of our other customers, any pet that arrives for grooming with fleas MUST be de-fleaed before we complete the grooming process.
We take a lot of pride in our grooming shop and keeping it clean and flea free is extremely important to us. Not all grooming salons take these steps to prevent your pet from bringing home fleas. We take the time necessary to sanitize everything after a flea infested pet has visited our shop. We even have our salon treated monthly by Preferred Pest Control. Preferred uses a pet-safe spray to kill and prevent fleas and other insects.
Please keep in mind that we can only handle a part of the problem. To rid your pet of fleas you must treat your home as well. We use and recommend Orange County based Preferred Pest Control. Claws N Paws Day Spa does not sell or recommend flea products such as Frontline or Advantage. We encourage you to talk with your veterinarian about safe and effective flea control products such as Comfortis.
We have developed this flea free policy in order to maintain our reputation as a respected Orange County grooming salon. We want every customer to have peace of mind knowing that their pets will not bring fleas home after grooming.
We thank you for your understanding and we hope that this makes you feel more confident about choosing us as your pet’s groomer.
For more information, or to schedule a grooming appointment, please call 714-962-1005.