Dog Groomers Flint MI

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.

Dazzling Dogs Pet Grooming
(810) 606-0944
4501 E. Hill Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Description
Owner/groomer, A. Thompson, has years of experience grooming dogs and cats. The salon has as modern equipment and uses all natural shampoos and conditoners, matched to your pets needs. We strive to provide a pleasant, high quality grooming experience and can offer basic guidelines for the feeding, at home maintenance and training of your pet. A vet is on the premises for your convienence.

Dirty Paws Pet Grooming
(810) 658-8613
Dirty Paws Pet Grooming
Davison, MI
Description
Hometown grooming in Davison Michigan! Complete, affordable grooming for all pets. Free cuddles and kisses to each animal customer! Senior discounts and pick-up/delivery if needed. Call for an appointment 658-8613!! Some evenings available. FUR-urminator Shed Less provider also!
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

K-9 CUTS
(989) 624-6241
11970 Gera Rd Bldg #4
Birch Run, MI
Description
Professional all breed grooming, 2 certified groomers, TLC for your pets. since 1996. Open Tue-Sat.

Bubbles & Bows Grooming Salon
(810) 234-7772
3111 Corunna Rd
Flint, MI
 
Michael'S All Breeds Pet Grooming
(810) 732-3072
5296 Reubin St
Flint, MI
 
Kristi's Barking Boutique
(810) 686-4803
Kristi's Barking Boutique
Mount Morris, MI
Description
I am graduate of Pooch's Pooches grooming school and have been grooming for over 19 years and worked for a veterinarian for 12 years. I will provide a very warm, loving, personal attention atmosphere. Your dog will be given first class service which includes nails, anal glands, ear cleaning, bath and preferred style. Hand scissoring available. I welcome all breeds and sizes. Open Monday-Thursday By appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Kathy's Pet Grooming LLC
(989) 288-2682
308 E. Naldrette St.
Durand, MI
Description
We are a home based dog and cat grooming business with over 6 years of experience grooming cats and dogs. Your pets will recieve great care and love while at Kathy's Pet Grooming. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Monday-Friday and every other Saturday. For an appointment, please call us at (989) 288-2682.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Doggy Diva's n Dudes Day Spa
(810) 496-3641
5765 Stanley Road
Columbiaville, MI
Description
13 years of quality pet care experience and pure love for your dog set us aside from the rest. I will do anything I can to give your dogs the best grooming experience possible. All services available. Pick up and delivery upon request. Call for an appointment today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

West Flint Animal Hospital
(810) 732-3930
1500 S Elms Rd
Flint, MI
 
Four Paws Grooming
(810) 743-1434
G4071 S Saginaw St
Flint, MI
 

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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