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Choose The Right Groomer

Sunday, May 4, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOGGROOMGenerally, if your dog has long hair, you’ll need to take him to the groomer on a regular basis, about once every one or two months.  If you are in the process of choosing a groomer for your dog, here are some tips that may help.

  • Make sure that the shop is well ventilated. Your dog will be there for about half of the day and he should be cool and comfortable.
  • Check out the fee. Find out what services that are included in the fee.  Most places include a bath, brushing and and ear cleaning and a drying service.
  • Ask about the method used for drying. This is very important! I’ve heard stories where at some salons the dog was burned to death because of a lack of supervision!
  • Ask if certain vaccinations are required before the dog is accepted for grooming.
  • See if the salon that you are choosing has a policy for dealing with sick dogs that are brought in for grooming.
  • How long will the grooming take? Will you have to pay for additional charges if you have to pick your dog up at a later time?
  • How far in advance do you have to make an appointment?
  • Ask about how the salon deals with emergencies such as if your dog was sprayed by a skunk or rolled in noxious substances.

If your dog has to stay while you’re at work, you may want to bring along one of his favorite dog toys.

 

Remember, your pets count!

 

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