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04/24/2015
By: Americandog P.
American Dog Pet Grooming
Siberian Husky CharacteristicsSiberian Husky GroomingSiberian Husky HistorySo You Want A HuskyThe Story of BaltoBuying a HuskyHusky TipsTrainingResourcesVolunteerFosterAdoption CenterEventsDonationsSwagContactWhy Not To Shave Your HuskySiberian Husky TipsSiberian Huskies are a beautiful breed. Just looking at them is a delight. But the gorgeous dogs you see at dog shows got that way because of the work the owner put into the dog in maintaining the coat. Living with double coated dogs means that you must have an understanding that they shed and you WILL have hair in the house. If you don’t like grooming or hair in your house, this is NOT the breed for you!The Siberian Husky should never be clipped / shaved except in medical emergencies. Yes, there are “professional” groomers out there who will tell you to shave your Husky. They will even do it without asking your consent! There are vets who will tell you to shave your Husky. These vets are uninformed about the breed.Dogs do not sweat like humans. Their cooling process is done via panting from the mouth, sweating at the paws and cooling the blood in their ears. Shaving the dog does nothing to keep the dog cool. It just makes the human feel better when looking at the coated dog.The Siberian Husky has little to no pigmentation in its skin. If you shave the Husky, you expose it to the sun without protection. Now you have a dog that can come up with a variety of skin problems including skin cancer. Another reason to NOT clip / shave your Husky is that the fur acts as a protection against insects and parasites. You remove that protection the dog is exposed to even more insect problems than he would have had if he had been allowed to keep is protective coat.Furthermore, if you clip / shave a Husky it will eventually ruin the coat and disturb the proper shedding process. Resource: Ted Greenlee
08/07/2017
By: Martha W.
Old Mesilla Kennel
My collie has significant health issues, so when he needs to be kenneled, he requires superior staff to monitor his "pees" and "poops," to administer his daily regimen of 11-12 pills at eight hour intervals, and to generally be observant in caring for his welfare. Marilyn is the best professional groomer with whom I have worked - and grooming a rough collie is a challenge. Russel is the best "kennel keeper" I have seen. And Ken is a dear, honest owner. Where my dog is concerned, only conscientious care will due. These folks will love your four-legged companions like they are their own. ����.
01/18/2013
By: tiki93
American Dog Pet Grooming
I love this place! The owners were the sweetest people I have ever met! They did an amazing job on my dog, she came out looking like a whole new dog!! I will definitely recommend this place to every dog owner out there. I have never met such nice, happy, friendly people. Not only did my pet come out looking amazing but they were very very knowledgeable bout dogs so I learned a few new things. Thank you guys you were awesome! :)
09/24/2012
By: animalfriends
Old Mesilla Kennel
If you need to board your dog, bring your dog here! The people here all love dogs and know how to care for them. The facilities are super clean, large and comfortable for our two large retrievers. Playtime facilities are excellent, and bathing/grooming services are simply top-notch. The prices here are a bargain for such high quality care - hands down!!
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06/03/2015
By: Carol C.
A Dayley Grooming
I have 2 English Shepherds (size of & similar looking to Australian Shepherd) age 6 & 8 yrs. Last two years bathed at groomers as we have been traveling. Dayley's gave them BEST wash, dry & nail clipping of ANYWHERE. In addition to that the business set-up & the way they do business at Dayley's is "top notch". I shall continue to use them
04/14/2014
By: Markandkimmie L.
American Dog Pet Grooming
Just took both of our pound saves who are very timid to American Dog and not only do they look GREAT, but they are HAPPY! The staff is so nice and you can tell that they love what they do, it shows in their work!! Would and will recommend American Dog to anyone who loves their pup!
12/30/2014
By: Trevor H.
Animal Haven Lodge & Salon
It had been such a pleasure to take my dog to Animal Haven for several years now. The play yards and wonderful care that my dog gets there is great. I never worry about leaving hI'm there and I know that he is cared for at all times.
02/03/2015
By: dr.fansinko
A Dayley Grooming
Maybe I came on a bad day. But my dogs haircut was choppy &his hair seemed a little dry. The young woman seemed stressed. I tried this place because my usual groomer recommended &i was in need of an immediate groom for my baby.
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02/24/2015
By: Mary M.
A Dayley Grooming
I have been taking my dog to A Dayley Grooming for a few years, I started with them when she was grooming out of her home. I have always been satisfied with how the cuts look and they TRULY treat all animals with love.
03/13/2013
By: cass28
American Dog Pet Grooming
They did a great job with my husky. She came out looking like a whole new dog, They made sure she had the best possible experience. Plus the owners were very nice and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back!
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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