Dog Groomers Lakeland FL

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.

Feathers
(863) 221-6082
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Fancy Paws Pet Salon
(863) 519-1954
1022 Walt Williams Road
Lakeland, FL
Description
Fancy Paws offers bathing, grooming and retail. In a friendly and clean environment. Professionally trained with 10 years experience. Shop is open by appointment only Mon-Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Paws Pet Spa
(863) 644-4223
5131 S. Florida Ave. Unit 6
Lakeland, FL
Description
Happy Paws Pet Spa offers professional grooming, styling and spa services for both dogs and cats. We make every effort to ensure that your pet has a comfortable and enjoyable grooming experience. Have you pampered your pet lately? Call today for your appointment! Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

laura fielda and co. pet grooming
(813) 714-2205
5908 7th Street
Zephyrhills, FL
Description
Family owned and operated since 1989. we groom all breeds dogs and cats. graduate all american grooming school. Our motto is" Kindness Counts." 7 to 6 Mon-Sat by appt. Located 5908 7th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pet Grooming By Candace
(813) 230-2475
2306 Oaklane Road
Valrico, FL
Description
Brandon - Valrico, FL area, full-service professional pet grooming for all breeds & sizes. Special offer for pets recently adopted from Hillsborough County Animal Services. Please call for appointment 813- 230-2474

KELLEYS KASTLE KEEPERS
(863) 221-0625
Lakeland, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Clip In Time Pet Salon
(863) 853-2757
6633 N. Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL
Description
A full service salon offering dog grooming on all breeds no matter the size.Grooms include nails and baths. Full pet retail including WELLNESS dog and cat food, fish saltwater and freshwater, harness's pet beds, etc. Hours are Tues - Sat 7:30am -5:30pm. late hours by appt only. 12 yrs experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Grand Performance Grooming
(813) 752-1244
2802 Keene-Campbell Road
Plant City, FL
Description
We are a homebased grooming service, dedicated to the care of your med - small pet. We use only natural products, and work by appointment only. We cater to your pet in a quiet, friendly atmosphere. We offer master grooming skills for all of our wonderful clients. References and vet.referred. A small business with a big heart for your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Gorgeous Growlers, inc
(813) 766-2061
Gorgeous Growlers
Seffner, FL
Description
Mobile Groomer/Former Instructor providing an all inclusive grooming service. Pets that are easily stressed or have health problems benefit from this unique service. Extra clean state of the art equipment. Every client will be dried with a fresh towel, no towel sharing.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Grooming By Donna
(863) 802-0807
230 S Lake Parker Ave
Lakeland, FL
 
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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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