Pet Grooming: Dog & Cat Grooming Services in Kingston, New York - YP.com

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12/18/2014
By: Debbie M.
Bark Ave Pet Grooming
100% , this is the Best Pet salon i have ever been to . This place is well staffed with people who know , Understand & Love animals ! The facility is small & intimate . . Your pet is always in their eyesight.... The best part is that my 2 dogs know when they are going & are happy & enjoy their time getting bathed & groomed ,. We have a 10 year old Beagle & 1 year old maltese . Both smell wonderful & the groom on the maltese is always adorable !. The dogs also are able to socialize with other dogs there..( the staff know their clients ) or are caged if needed . .... The owner , Denise , is always on site. She has carefully chosen her well trained & loving staff . If you want a Happy , clean , well groomed & sweet smelling pet : Then this is the place to go in kingston. ... 1 last thing . We also own a 16 year old long haired cat ... Every summer we take her to have her hair shaved down... The cat just goes limp, in the well trained arms of Denise... She is quickly & skillfully cut. Then it is so wonderful to see this old girl act like a kitten, once she is done . Truly, it is great to know that Bark Ave. is in our town , so our Pets can have such wonderful care.
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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