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Grooming is an Important Part of Dog Ownership

October 19th, 2017

Grooming sessions will strengthen the bond with your dog, while keeping the skin and coat in tip top condition. Most dogs enjoy being brushed, especially if introduced to the process from an early age. For some breeds professional grooming is essential in order to keep the coat knot and tangle free, as well as keeping the dog cool in summer months.

The different dog breeds can be categorised into six coat types; wool, wire, silk, double, smooth and mixed. Each type requires different amounts of grooming and different tools in order to keep the dog looking and feeling their best. Ask your vet or dog groomer for advice on what coat type your dog is and what grooming tools to use.

If your dog has a skin, ear or nail condition, follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding grooming your dog.

Born and bred in Abergavenny, Pawfection proprietor Meg started her dog grooming career in 2011. After graduating from Swansea University with a degree in zoology, she studied for her City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in dog grooming. She began with a small salon on site of a boarding kennel in Pontypridd.

Having built a customer base in Abergavenny she took Pawfection mobile in a fully equipped van in 2012, grooming dogs in and around Monmouthshire. Meg’s client base has grown so much in recent years that she has opened up a salon on Station Road in Abergavenny.

With a permanent HQ for the business, Pawfection is now able to accommodate more dogs per day. The salon has specially made play pens, complete with fresh water, toys and comfy bedding, for dogs to wait for their owners at the end of the groom. Pawfection welcomes all breeds and cross breeds, feel free to pop in and have a look around!

Meg Bransom

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Friends with Benefits

October 18th, 2017

Research shows that sharing your home with a pet provides lots of health benefits. Keeping a pet can help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. They can also boost immunity, promote exercise and even help you score a date! Read on to find out about the other major benefits of keeping the following types of […]

Gods & Myths

October 15th, 2017

Pagan beliefs percolated the sacred stories that circulated in early Medieval Wales. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Long before Christianity and the Holy Trinity, the number three was sacred in ancient Celtic mythology and religion. Riddles and triadic expressions pepper Celtic folklore and faerie stories. The triskel, a figure composed of three […]

Gilwern U3A

October 13th, 2017

Following the August break, the September monthly meeting of Gilwern U3A was something of a milestone as this ‘young’ branch was presented with a Certificate celebrating its membership of the Third Age Trust.  Chair Hilary LIpscombe received the certificate from Lloyd Evans and it joins one presented to Grahame Nelmes on him being Gilwern’s first […]

Crosstober Wales 2017

October 11th, 2017

All images © 5311 Media.co.uk Crosstober Wales is an exciting festival of Cyclo Cross Racing brought to you by the enthusiastic members of the Abergavenny Road Cycling Club. The festival which debuted last year, aims to celebrate this fast paced and action packed version of cycling. Situated in the grounds of the Abergavenny Leisure Centre, […]

Abergavenny Museum wins prestigious Award

October 10th, 2017

Abergavenny Museum has been awarded the Women’s History Network’s annual Community History Project prize for its Monmouthshire Women Making Change exhibition which runs until 11th March 2018.  The project explores the contribution the county’s women have made to suffrage, the war effort, agriculture, the peace movement and how continued involvement in different issues continues to […]

Next Month’s Focus…The Season to Celebrate

October 9th, 2017

November is a hair’s breadth away from Christmas, which means it’s time to let down that hair and celebrate in style! We’ll be running a feature on celebrating the Festive Season in our November issue, so if you’re a business that would like to advertise your Party night, Christmas lunch or other festive celebrations, please […]

Who are Abergavenny’s Quakers?

October 8th, 2017

When you mention Quakers, many people think of the past. In the turbulence of the English Civil War, Quakers were one of a number of religious groups which came about from people seeking a new social order, and a new way of worshipping, based on simplicity, equality, truth and a direct experience of God.   […]

Abergavenny Art Group is 80!

October 6th, 2017

Abergavenny Art Group is celebrating its 80th year this year, and held its annual exhibition of members’ work at the Scout Hall in the Fairfield car park during the first week of August. In 1937 Agnes Beverley Burton and a group of friends founded the Abergavenny Art Group. Their aim was to encourage young people […]

“Let’s Celebrate” a Floral Festival

October 5th, 2017

We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting the beautiful floral festival to be held during October in Llangattock Church nr Crickhowell. This is to be staged by Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society in celebration of their Club’s Emerald anniversary. Over the 55 years of the Club’s history the members have staged an annual festival […]