Dog Groomers Springfield MO

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.

Alma's Pet Services
(417) 368-2422
Springfield, MO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Perfect Paws, LLC
(417) 887-7757
3158 South Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
Unique colorful shop, displaying photos of our extended family. We feature kind, gentle grooming to all dogs and cats by skilled professional groomers. Open Mon-Sat 7:30a to 6p.Extended hours as necessary. Scissor work, nails, pads, anals, hand plucked ears, and sanitary. Pets are walked, given water, bandana or bows, treats and cologne. Your pet is Proud of our work!

All Breed Pet Grooming
(417) 890-0530
1342 S. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
At All Breed Pet Grooming we believe that every dog has his day. We offer a full grooming salon and a wide variety of pet products. Tanya, owner and groomer, and the other friendly staff is well educated and truly cares for you and your pet. We are open Monday thru Saturday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Best Buddies Pet Grooming Salon
(417) 744-2275
183 SE Hwy 60
Billings, MO
Description
Professional all breed pet grooming with TLC since 1994. Salon owner is a former hairstylist to humans who is now a pet stylist! We try very hard to accommodate each and every customer and their pet to meet their grooming needs and schedules. Late evening appointments available--also, pickup and delivery if needed.

Animal Care Center
(417) 883-7600
2424 S Campbell Ave Ste 110
Springfield, MO
 
Jan's Grooming
(417) 883-2547
2500 S. Holland Suite F
Springfield, MO
Description
Jan's Grooming offers both Dog and Cat grooming by appointment.

Tender Care Grooming
(417) 863-0909
2500 N. Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO
Description
At Tender Care Grooming, we love your pet as much as you do!! Mention you saw this ad and get 5% off grooming. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Drop off between 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Elite Petite Dog Grooming
(417) 725-8212
108 E. Mt. Vernon St.
Nixa, MO
Description
Betty, and her girls are professionals. Our Motto is We Love to Groom and it shows. We only groom small dogs.with tender love and care.Open Tues.- Friday.

Four Paws Grooming Salon
(417) 869-8099
433 W Grand St
Springfield, MO
 
Perfect Paws LLC
(417) 887-7757
3158 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO

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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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