How to Choose the Right Groomer


There is nothing better than a happy, clean puppy.  Every pet needs a nice bath, a hair cut, and nail trimming.  However, as a protective pet parent, you want to make sure that you’re choosing the right groomer for your loved one.  Here are a few steps to take when choosing the right groomer for your pets needs.

How to Choose the Right Groomer:

1.  Will you go professional or DIY?
Consider your pet’s behavior and how comfortable they are with others.  While you might be able to groom your short-haired cat at home, a long-haired dog might be better suited for professional grooming.  Consider your pet’s needs before deciding on where you will groom your pet.

2.  It doesn’t hurt to get a recommendation.
Ask your fellow pet owners who they trust to groom their pets.  You can also give one of our offices a call for a recommendation. We are happy to provide a few options for you to choose from.  You can also take a look online and read reviews before deciding on the place that is right for your furry friend.

3.  Prepare for your visit.
It’s important that your pet can tolerate being groomed by a professional.  This will help provide for a more enjoyable experience for both parties involved.  Try to ease your pet into grooming by gently massaging her coat each morning and gradually introduce a brush or comb.  This will help train your pet to feel comfortable and at ease when being groomed.

You’ll also want to make sure that your pet is up-to-date on veterinary treatments, including vaccines.  Spayed and neutered pets are also calmer overall and will likely feel more at ease in a professional environment. If you’re due for an update or your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, contact our office to schedule an appointment before you visit the groomer.

If you have any questions about how to choose the right groomer for your pet’s needs, or if you have any questions about how to care for your pet, contact one of our offices below.

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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