Dog Groomers Albuquerque NM

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Check below for more information.

Fetch! Pet Care of East Albuquerque
(866) 338-2463
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pin Up Pups Pet Salon
(505) 884-0545
3228 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Groomingdale's Pet Spa
(505) 822-1000
7321 San Antonio Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Professional grooming for all breeds in a gentle, clean, comfortable spa environment. Also offering a "do-it-yourself" dog & cat wash.

Beck 'n Coll Pet Services
(505) 294-5004
9308 Susan Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog grooming, daycare and boarding services by skilled professionals. Your dog will be given first class service, which includes nails and dewclaw trimming, then bathed with the appropriate shampoo for your particular dogs coat. We offer pickup and delivery services of your pet. Open 7 days per week.

Mtn Rose Grooming
(505) 269-6171
Ventana Ranch - West Side
Albuquerque, NM
Description
If you looking for special tender care to your loving pet we help to make them feel comfortable. Specialize in small breeds under 30 pounds. We manage your dogs care and make sure that your pet is intitled to some specail massage treatment while taking care of the necessities such as: anal glands, ears and nails. You will note that your pet is well groomed and will enjoy the home and special enviornment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

'Happy Meows'
(505) 508-5753
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding
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Pet Sitters International

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Bath Brush and Beyond Pet Spa
(505) 345-4386
3848 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM

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The House Call Groomer
(505) 803-3785
2908 Candelita Ct. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Compassionate and competent house call groomer serving the Albuquerque/Bernalillo area. Full-service spa treatments offered for small dogs and cats only. Reasonable prices as well!
Services
Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

A Pawfessional Sheik Boutique
(505) 892-2335
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Description
Licensed professionally trained pet groomer and pet owner. Your pet will receive first class service catered to your particular pet breed. Your pet is our priority. We offer a clean, safe, friendly environment. Pets are seen by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Scot's Dog Grooming
(505) 266-0767
3421 Central Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 
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Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

A dog of any breed will need grooming to look and feel her best. Grooming your dog appropriately may take a few minutes to quite a few hours each week, depending on breed and coat type.

Not all pet owners may have the time, skill, desire, or expertise needed to keep their dog's coat, nails, skin, teeth, and ears in the best possible shape. For these owners, it is best to hire a dog groomer.

Evaluating A Dog Grooming Business

What are your grooming goals - a well-trimmed family dog or preparing a dog for conformation showing? Finding a talented show groomer may be much more difficult than finding a wonderful groomer who specializes in fabulous cuts for pet dogs. If you are looking for a show groomer, contact your breeder or breed club for recommendations.

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Also ask about typical rates for services in your area. (Prices may vary depending upon a dog's breed, special health, behavior, or grooming situations, type of products used, etc.)

Prepare a list of questions (some are suggested below), and begin interviewing!

How long have you been in business? How did you learn to groom? Has an animal ever been injured in your care? What experience do you have grooming dogs of this breed? Can you provide references from other area pet professionals (vets, trainers, etc.) and from clients? (Follow up on these!)

If your pet has special coat and grooming requirements, health or behavioral problems (hot spots, existing fear of groomer, corded coats, mange, severe/extensive matting, need for anal gland expression, separation anxiety, ear plucking, fear biting during nail clipping, etc.), ask what type of experience the groomer has working with animals with the same needs.

After you've found the right answers to your questions from one or more professionals, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company has no complaints on file; and make sure that they carry an active insurance policy. If all that checks out, schedule a visit to the facility.

The facility should be clean, well-lit, and inviting. Do the dogs look happy and well cared for? Is the staff friendly and helpful?

If you feel good about a potential dog groomer, schedule an appointment. If you are uncomfortable leaving your dog alone the first time, ask if you can attend during the grooming - this is a valuable training opportunity for you to teach your dog that the groomer's can be a great experience with lots of yummy treats! If the groomer refuses, look elsewhere for services.

Whomever you choose as your groomer should recommend dog grooming tools and supplies to help you maintain the dog's coat and good condition in between grooming visits.

Dog Grooming Tips

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What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

Densely furred cats and dogs have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pet's undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as it is shed if it is not groomed carefully. In extreme cases, the unfortunate result is a weakened and dulled coat, or a thick thatch that must be simply shaved.

A de-shedding tool for pet grooming reaches past the longer outside hairs and removes the inner coat hairs before they mat and thatch. It protects the coat for future growth and keeps the skin surface clean and properly aired and stimulated. The de-shedding tool does not cut hair, but it allows hair that has already detached from the hair follicle to be discarded. Most dogs and cats do not find the process uncomfortable and they enjoy the comfort of a coat not bound up with mats.

The de-shedding tool is not analogous to the thinning scissors that stylists use to reduce bulk in human hair. Thinning scissors cut; the de-shedder releases loose hair.

Typical dogs that are good candidates for de-shedding include: Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese, Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Malamutes and Irish Water Spaniels.

Similarly, long-haired cats benefit from the de-shedding tool. Because de-shedding helps prevent hairballs, de-shedding is a health enhancement for all cats, especially Himalayan and Persian types. (Rabbits, especially Angoras, also benefit from the de-shedding tool.)

While the de-shedding tool prevents mats and tangles, it does not easily or comfortably remove them, so it should be used regularly, about once a week, in order to maintain a well-groomed coat. Winter and summer, the tool can be used according to schedule, but users will notice that the bulk of fur removal happens in spring and summer when dogs and cats naturally shed. Therefore, users do not need to worry about the de-shedding tool thinning out a thick coat. It will not cut hair...

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