Mai’s paw-some day out!

Mai is, and always has been, a happy little soul. But at the end of the day, she’s still a girl, and sometimes girls get jealous. Mostly when she watches her mama (that’s me) step out to the salon, and and come back beautified.

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Oh no – paw me!

So to keep her sweet, I decided to treat her to the hottest new dogspot in town. Pet Arabia‘s latest branch, in Sanad.

Come on everypawdy, let's go!
Come on everypawdy, let’s go inside!

Mai’s rockin’ the teddy bear look right now and looking good with it, so instead of her usual buzz cut we went for a mud bath, facial and dental treatment, priced at BD20.

The all-organic products used - Espree Mud Bath, Ikaria Facial Scrub, and PlaqClnz Spray and Gel
The all-organic products used – Espree Mud Bath, Ikaria Facial Scrub, and PlaqClnz Spray and Gel.
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Step 2 of the dental treatment – the mouth is flushed out by the high pressure PlaqClnz Oral Irrigator.

Mai started with her 3-step dental treatment, which sits somewhere in between regular at-home brushing, and scaling performed by the vet. The treatment removes pesky plaque and tartar buildup, which causes bad breath and more importantly, gum disease.

Teeth bright and shiny, Mai was then ready for her mud bath.

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Mai gets a mouthful of ready-made bubbles.
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Eeeek bathtime! Somepawdy help me!
Snuggling up in the fluffiest sunshine yellow towel
Snuggling up in the fluffiest sunshine yellow towel.
Mai gets a mini massage when Abe applies the mud
Mai gets a mini massage as Abe applies the mud.
The mud contains peppermint oil along with other vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin
The mud contains peppermint oil, vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin and soften the coat.
The mud also reduces the body temperature, and soothes summer itchy and scratchies
The mud reduces the body temperature and soothes summer itchy n’ scratchies.
Three minutes later, it's back in the bubble bath to wash off the mud.
Three minutes later, it’s back in the bubble bath to wash off the mud.

And then into the soothing blue grooming room, where the beauty begins…

Abe dries Mai's fluffy fur, while photog-J relaxes next door.
Abe dries Mai’s fluffy fur, while photog-J relaxes next door.
Owners can relax with a coffee, or make use of the wifi while they watch their fur baby through the window
Owners can relax with a coffee, or make use of the wifi while they watch their fur baby through the window.
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Cleanliness is key at Pet Arabia. All equipment and surfaces are sanitized daily.
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Phew, it sure is windy today!
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Hold on tight!
Mai gets a thorough brushing all over, even under the armpits!
Mai gets a thorough brushing all over, even under the armpits!
Abe clips Mai's claws...
Abe clips Mai’s claws…
And even trims her hair in her ears.
And even trims the hair in her ears.

We left Mai in the kind and capable hands of groomer Abe to have her facial, and popped back downstairs, to spend some quality time in the beautiful brand-new space. Its minimalist design showcases the products perfectly – all of which are handpicked, tried and tested, before making it onto the shelves.

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One of the best selling shampoos – with oatmeal and tea tree oil.
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There is a HUGE selection of the cutest squeaky toys.

Light, bright and airy, Pet Arabia’s Sanad store is definitely the paw-shest of the 3 branches. It sells high-end items not available in either Amwaj or Budaiya.

Italian leather, gold-plated collars. Also available in Harrods, but at a higher price!
Italian leather, gold-plated collars. Also available in Harrods – at a higher price!
Personalize your pooch's collar with a range of different fonts
Personalize pooch’s collar with a range of different fonts.
Yes, I think you need this handmade one-off tutu
Yes, I’m thinking you need this handmade one-off tutu.

 

Don't you just love lime green tulle!
Don’t you just love lime green tulle!
Does this come in my size?
Does this come in my size?

 

An aisle of grain-free food. Remember to always store food in a cool, dry place
An aisle full of grain-free food. Remember to always store pet food in a cool, dry place.
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The Control Bowl slows down speedy eaters, and comes in every size.
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The store has an amazing array of super-stylish pet carriers.
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London, Paris, New York…must-have accessories for the well-traveled dog.
Grrrrr....
Grrrrr…. 🙂
Darling dog tags complete with Swarovski crystals
Darling dog tags complete with Swarovski crystals.

 

The prettiest selection of place mats for sloppy eaters
The prettiest selection of placemats for sloppy eaters.

But the new store isn’t just about the luxe. Pet Arabia now stocks its own range of reasonably priced products, using organic materials and built to last.

Pet Arabia's own range includes toys, tools, treats, and even beds
Pet Arabia’s own range includes toys, tools, treats, and even beds.

Pet Arabia Sanad is open from 10am to 10pm. Timings will change during Ramadan, so be sure to check first, on 17005006. The store mainly specializes in dog and cat products, along with a small selection of items for birds.

Thanks for making me beautiful, Abe!
Thanks for making me beautiful, Abe!

Thanks so much Pet Arabia. Mai had a properly paw-some time! xxx

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