Dog Groomers Myrtle Beach SC

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.

Spoof & Poofs Dog Grooming Salon
(843) 903-3738
121 E. Gateway Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Description
Every dog is beautiful inside and out. That is why we like to make them look and feel pretty or handsome! We do scissor finishing, toothbrushing, color services, walk in nail trims,Doggy Daycare and more! Our hours are: Mon-Thurs 9-5 Fri 9-7 Sat 9-5
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pet Pizazz Salon & Spa
(843) 248-7330
1706 Mill Pond Road
Conway, SC
Description
Pet Pizazz is a one stop shop for that precious doggie in your life. We have products for every breed including small and large canine breeds. Pet Pizazz is the only 5 star grooming shop in the Conway and Myrtle Beach, SC area. The certified bathers and groomers will make sure you are happy with the care you pet receives.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

PetSmart
(843) 626-2164
1301 OAK FOREST LN.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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Balloon Creations
(843) 238-4300
1252 Surfside Industrial Park
Surfside Beach, SC

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Pawley Paws Grooming
(843) 237-1700
8171 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC

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Comfort Dog Salon
(843) 903-4554
3885 Renee Dr. Ste. 104
Myrtle Beach, SC
Description
25+ years experience. Located to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2003. Home based until March,3 2008. Opened up my grooming shop named Comfort Dog Salon. Located off Hwy 501, turn on Carolina Forest Blvd, Turn on Postal Way, 1st left on Renee Dr. 2nd driveway on right. 3885 Renee Dr. Ste 104. Right next door to Fitness Edge. Hours are Mon-Sat 9-5 by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Muddy Puppys
(815) 901-2502
9348 Hwy 90 Unit F
Longs, SC
Description
We are a full service, earth friendly dog grooming salon. Also a Pet Boutique, and Doggie bakery. We put your pets needs first and only provide natural and organic products.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

All Tails Wag
(843) 236-8143
115 Prather Park Dr # B
Myrtle Beach, SC

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Jean's Pet Boutique
(843) 357-1112
4905 Hwy 17
Murrells Inlet, SC

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Island Paws Pet Sitting, Insured, Bonded, Pet CPR Certified
(843) 452-3729
Isle of Palms, SC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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.

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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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