Dog Groomers Allentown PA
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Our professional Groomers will style your pet to your specific instructions. We never use or will use a tranquilizers. Short notice appointments are sometimes available. The best available products are used in the grooming process. We use only tearless shampoo. Our philosophy is focused on the comfort and safety of you pet. We want your pet's grooming experience to be pleasant and comfortable.
Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
Bark N' Bubbles is owned Brynn Haynes. She has been grooming for 8 years and specializes in hard to handle, and large breed pets. All pets are welcome and receive individualized care. There is no cage drying and your pet will not be caged at all. You pet will be treated as if it was our own. Lindsay and Steph will be happy to serve you as well. Lindsay has 2 years grooming experience and Steph has been bathing for two years and training to groom over the last 8 months.
Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services
East Greenville, PA
From bathing and brush outs to full grooming and spa services, we have your pampered pet covered. We offer a quiet, gentle and positive grooming environment. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available. Special needs appointments available.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
Welcome to Best Friends, also known asMiss Toni?s?, where you and your pet become part of our family. Our small shop is dedicated to providing stress free, individual attention so you can be assured your pet is safe and comfortable. Miss Toni has over 12 years experience and is our only groomer so you can expect the same quality and care with every visit. Nail clipping and smiles are free!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
State of the art dog grooming salon that offers a relaxing and quient environment for your beloved pet! All natural products used, no pesticides and No Cages!! 12 years' professional experience. Veterinarian recommended. Days, evenings and weekend appointments available.
Pawsitively Poochie provides highly competitive, professional grooming services by a certified groomer. Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday with evening appointments and weekend day appointments. Pawsitively Poochie is dedicated to providing the best in pet grooming needs.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Show Grooming Services
New Tripoli, PA
Personal one on one with your pet is less stressful and makes for a more pleasant grooming experience for him/her. Grooming consists of a bath, hair clipping, ears cleaned, nails clipped and finishing touch with a pretty bow or bandana. Anal glands expressed if Vet recommended. Special shampoos for allergy dogs.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services
4 Legged Barber Shop LLC is a full-service pet grooming facility that welcomes all breeds of cats and dogs, and renowned for cat grooming without sedation. We offer flexible evening and weekend appointments, quick grooming services and in-home cat grooming. We thrive on consistently providing high customer satisfaction, affordable and quality pet grooming, and a clean and safe atmosphere.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred
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?
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...