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By: Terry D.
Gainesville Pet Salon
It is true that you can't make everyone happy in this world but in light of the few disgruntled comments I would like to invite all who are reading this to visit our shop's facebook page 'Gainesville PetSalon' (one word) to see the goings on, happy pups and quality work at our salon. We like to share the fun and love that we have everyday with the friends and family of our clients.. It is our goal to make every dog LOVE us and LOVE coming to see us. You be the judge and enjoy.
By: Kathy H.
Gainesville Pet Salon
I took my two dogs in this past week - Lab and Border Collie Mix and once again, was very pleased. My dogs are not fearful to go there, so I trust them with my pets. They did a great job. I have been going here for a long time and never had a bad experience. You get what you pay for.
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By: Rob R.
Gainesville Pet Salon
I have a Flat Coated Retriever, Mindy, and I am very particular about who touches her. When I picked her up, not only did she look great but was herself not traumatized, they took great care of her. Believe me, I have been through a dozen groomers.
By: dawggone
Gainesville Pet Salon
Don't use this pet groomer. Took my lab in - the grooming job was barely average but the cost was ridiculous. The price was the most I have ever paid for a pet grooming and I have had dogs for 12 years. Find another pet 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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