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05/06/2013
By: svedka
Dapper Dog Salon
I have been to several groomers and my dog really likes this place. He walks right in without a fuss and is happy to be there. I like it because the girls are not so busy there and I know they take time to make my dog comfortable. The prices are great to, almost beat all the others and with better grooming by far. I tell everyone that asks that my dog actually looks forward to his appointments now.
05/06/2013
By: calidatroxell
Dapper Dog Salon
Great groomers work here. I feel so comfortable with them. I can leave my dog to be groomed and I know she will be walked and watered when she is finished so I don't have to feel guilty. My dog has very sensitive skin and their shampoo never makes her itchy, I learned that some groomers use dish soap to save money. Dapper Dog will not disapoint if you are truly looking for a pet friendly groomer.
Tips & Advices
Some pet groomers have viewing areas where owners can sit and watch their pets being treated. Most prevent owners from being in the same room as the pet, however, as the owner's presence might cause the pet to become too excited.
Pets that cannot interact with strangers do not make good professional grooming candidates. Sometimes medication can help, but some groomers don't take animals that have been sedated. If a pet becomes too unruly, a groomer may end the session entirely.
It's best to fully vaccinate pets before bringing them to their first grooming appointment. Dogs should receive the DA2PPC vaccine, which stands for canine distemper, canine andenovirus type 2, canine parvovirus, and parainfluenza. It's also a good idea to vaccinate dogs against Bordedatella (aka “kennel cough”). In fact, New York City requires dogs receive both DAPP and Bordetella shots. Cats, meanwhile, should get the FVRCP vaccine: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus infection, and panleukopenia. In addition, all pets should be up to date on their rabies shots. Owners should wait at least 24 hours after getting their pet vaccinated before bringing it to the groomers.
Technically, there is no such thing as a pet that is too old for a professional groomer. In fact, older pets with joint or mobility issues often can't groom themselves and need someone else to clean them. However, pets that are blind, deaf, or have serious medical issues might not do well at a groomer, especially if the person is inexperienced. Owners should feel free to ask potential groomers about their understanding of elderly pet issues. Often, older pets will exhibit puppy-like behavior and squirm or yelp during grooming. Alternatively, they might not be able to stand for long periods of time. As such, grooming an older pet usually takes more time than grooming a young one.
Puppies and kittens should be at least 10 weeks old before their first professional grooming session. They should be used to being gently handled by strangers and comfortable being separated from their owners for a few hours at a time.

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