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By: 0704frank
Dog Pause
My name is Marnie Dymond. I am the owner of, "Dog Pause." I opened, "Dog Pause" in July of 2011. The majority of my customers are happy. They are happy with the prices, discounts, services, customer service, pick-up and delivery services offered. Unfortunately it is not possible to please every one; but my goal and priority is to make sure every customer that walk through these doors, is served as they should be. I love what I do. I would like to express myself: I am amazed how customers go with out grooming their dogs for months and expect me to complete the job on a certain schedule. I have had dogs come through here with nails growing into their pads and cut the nail having to literally pull the nail out of the paw, with puss and blood oozing out. Dogs have walked in here so matted that they can barely walk due to the matted fur pulling their skin and so tangled they can not stretch out their leg or arms; they can not even be bathed because the fur is one solid piece of a knot covering the entire body. I have had dogs so infested with fleas and ticks it was nearly impossible to remove them all, and the fleas had left black feces on the tail eating through the skin causing raw flesh on the dogs tail and body. While all this is happening; it puts me behind schedule; because I have to take time for the care of these animals. This is what groomers go through in their career; people who do not take care of their dogs and then expect perfection from the groomer who has to make an attempt to clean up the mess caused by the owner. It takes more time on some dogs, to cut their nails and hair more than others. Dogs need grooming; all shapes, sizes and coats. Especially long coated dogs need to go to the groomer frequently, if the owner is unwilling to brush their dog on a daily basis, and give them a regular bath when necessary. Since every owner who visits, "Dog Pause" has no idea, what kind of a mess the groomer is dealing with that day, maybe they should be patient while their dog is getting groomed.
By: steve_biz
Dog Pause
I enjoy bringing my k9 to Dog Pause. The staff is friendly & very helpful. My k9 always leaves happy. I would recommend any k9 owners to try Dog Pause for all their k9 grooming needs. Thanks Dog Pause!
By: lola.curiel
A & L Purr D Paws
Of all the places I've used, A&L Purr D Paws is the best. Their love for animals shows through their work on and there manner with our pets.
By: fordaisy2
A & L Purr D Paws
Did a wonderful job with my dog. Looked like a whole new dog!
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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