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By: Lois R.
Debbie's Wagging Tails Grooming
It's been 20 years since we first started taking our doglets to Debbie for grooming and boarding-first next to our local vet's office. When she opened her own business, "Debbie's Wagging Tails Grooming & Boarding", we were thrilled. Debbie and her staff treat our fur babies with tender loving care. Lady, Dixie, and Sam always came home prancing around with their new smell good haircuts! In that time, I tried grooming our pets only once. It was a complete disaster, but luckily, Debbie was able to fix my mistakes, and I gained a greater appreciation for her talent of grooming. As for boarding, we travel a lot, and have always boarded our dogs at Debbie's. 3 weeks ago, we had to make an emergency trip. I called Debbie and we were able to bring 16 yr. old Dixie in immediately, where she stayed for 2 weeks. Our Momma Lady went to Rainbow Bridge when she was 13 yrs. old and we lost Sam last month- 4 weeks prior to his 16th birthday. Debbie was as sad as we were when they passed away.... We're afraid we won't have Dixie with us for much longer, but one thing's for sure. If we ever get another pet, we'll be taking it to "Debbie's Wagging Tails"!!!!!!!!! Thank you Debbie and staff for a job very well done!!!!!!!!
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By: Tanita J.
Pup-E Luv
I Love Her!!? She has taken care of my dog ever since Ive had him and he is 8 yrs old now. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to dogs. She is a very professional and talented at grooming, she is highly skillful. Love her!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PUP-E-LUV!!
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By: Beth F.
Animal House
Ms Amanda always does a great job and treats our babies like they were her own! Very reasonable prices. I highly recommend her!
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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