Dog Groomers Tupelo MS

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.

Furry Friends Grooming and Spa
(662) 213-4900
622 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS
Description
Furry Friends Grooming and Spa is an all natural, aromatherapy spa experience using all natural products, aromatherapy, soft music and a serene setting. Summer has bee a pet stylist instuctor for 9 years.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Christine's Barking Lot
(662) 620-9663
168 Road 1810
Saltillo, MS

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Assurance Petsitting by Jessica
(601) 270-8361
Sumrall, MS
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Hot Dawgs
(662) 349-1722
577 E Goodman Rd
Southaven, MS
Description
Hot Dawgs is an all-breed dog and cat grooming salon in Southaven, MS. The owner, Debbie Curtis, is the former owner of Paws Pet Grooming in Los Angeles for 27 years. Hot Dawgs is staffed by experienced professional groomers and gives you and your pet a clean, stress free environment. We also carry a great assortment of pet grooming supplies and treats. Open at 8am Monday thru Saturday.

The Preppy Pet
(601) 579-9700
5296 Old Hwy 11 Suite 6-A
Hattiesburg, MS
Description
We are a upscale grooming and pet boutique located in the heart of southern Mississippi. We offer full service grooming with 3 full time groomers. We also have a beautiful boutique full of exqustie collars,clothing and bedding for your furry best friend. We welcome you to visit our shop Mon-Fri 8 til 5 .

PetSmart
(662) 842-6783
1040 CROSS CREEK DRIVE
SALTILLO, MS

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The Pooch Granny Pet Sitting & Grooming
(228) 216-6900
Diamondhead, MS
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Alice's Ruff Cuts
228-374-RUFF(7833)
1052-A Howard Ave.
Biloxi, MS
Description
Opening JULY 2008 Owner/Groomer Alice Curtis has been in the pet care industry for 19 years. The new salon is located on Howard Ave. in Downtown Biloxi. I look forward to serving my regular cutomers as well as new furbabies. I specialize in small to medium breed dogs. Let me pamper your pet!!

Whispering Pines Doggie Dude Ranch
(228) 831-3566
11119 Allen Rd.
Gulfport, MS
Description
National Certified Master Groomer, NDGAA,Wanda Dewberry with 33 years professional grooming experience, will groom your pet to your to your wishes! With many grooming awards from groooming competiion, a grooming judge & trade show producer.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Ruff Kuts, Inc.
(662) 893-3920
8357 Industrial Drive
Olive Branch, MS
Description
Providing full service pet styling. Your pet will given, nail trimming, brush out, bath and finishing acording to breed and condition of pet. We are open by apointment only Tusday-Saturday.

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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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