Top to Tail Pet Grooming

Pet grooming with care

01761 239167 / 07803 538794
5 The Mead, Brewery Holcombe, Radstock, BA3 5EG

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Useful Online Shop Selling Natural Flea Treatments as well as Treats for You.

Top to Tail has its own handmade products especially designed for your pets, we use these in the salon regularly. We have a herbal and all natural Anti Flea Dry Shampoo (see the pic below), this is made from all natural ingredients and can be used safely at home, on dogs bedding, carpets and floors to rid your pet and your home of fleas. Leaves your pet and home smelling lovely!
Also available is a range of shampoo bars, all of which are made from scratch from natural products. such as organic coconut oil, pomace olive oil, neem, natural butters and essential oils, There is a shampoo that is suitable for all coats (
Nourish me Naturally), one that is designed for sensitive and problematic coats (Vexed ) , and a gentle cleansing bar suitable for puppies, kittens and cats, which is unscented yet cleansing
these products are 100% natural, free from parabens and completely biodegradable. These are all available in the salon or online, please click on the links to view the products in my Etsy shop.

Sally Dixon, Laser Pet Therapy

A local lady offering low level Laser Therapy. This is a good solution to healing soft tissue wounds, ongoing problems such as arthritic pain. My own dog has had some sessions with Sally and I would say it has made the world of difference. She is now able to walk without any problems.
Sally offers an assessment and treatment in your own home or here at Top to Tail Salon. Please see this link for more information -

Wild Walkies with Carra

A brand new local service for all people who need their dogs walked and cared for. Additionally, you can also choose to have your dog bathed or groomed with Top to Tail after the walk. Lots of services by a very trustworthy lady - including a country walk, socialising with other dogs (if appropriate for your dogs needs), daycare where your dog will be well looked after.
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Pet Portraits & Art

We have access to a local artist who does fabulous work, please ask for details.

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Some breeds are more predisposed to skin problems, however some problems are as a result of allergies, diet or sometimes the reason is difficult to discover and you are left with trying to deal with the problem. Your vet can help manage the symptoms if your pet is irritated with their skin, and often your pet can't tell you they are in pain or itchy, however their behaviour may change, for example becoming more irritable, or just looking unhappy and not themselves.

There are some things that you can do to help avoid skin problems - keep the coat groomed (see below for correct brushing), keep their coat clean, brushing, bathing, wash mud off after a walk and keep the coat matt free - matts can pull on the skin, eventually they hurt and can really irritate your pet. & the skin can become sore. You can buy medicated shampoo that will help with irritable skin, or your groomer can bath your pet should you not have the facilities.
Your pet will also benefit from regular flea treatments - many dogs and cats are allergic to their bites so it is vital to do what you can to keep their coat free from mites and fleas.

You can try alternative and complimentary treatments, to see if they are effective, some good results have been reported with aloe vera gel (please make sure this is pure), and also coconut oil is nourishing to the skin, again in its natural state.

The most effective treatment I have found for ongoing skin conditions are mud baths with dead sea mud - this is specifically for pets. I have tested this on a number of clients always with overwhelmingly positive results. This bath will thoroughly nourish and clean the skin leaving the skin and coat in super condition. Please see information on treatments for more details about this treatment.
Julia Samuels