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08/14/2017
By: Cle' C.
Old Capitol Pet Care
About 4 years back when my usual vet was closed, your clinic was seeing his clients. I was very happy with the service because we were about to go out of state for my husband's work, & you were concerned about different things my Chihuahua might be exposed to & all. I found a great vet out there that also took great care of her. I was disappointed returning to GA & being told we could not return to our usual vet, Heart of GA, because we had been gone too long. I called your service. Yes, you would see her again. But, because you didn't offer a heartworm shot she received, you actually recommended a vet appointment that did. Your clinic truly cares!!!
01/19/2013
By: khaliah.shaw
Old Capitol Pet Care
I took my kitten there because she had something on her skin that turned out to be ringworm and they did all these unnecessary tests and then AFTER they did all the tests, they took one look and said "oh, its ringworm!" and then when i kept asking how much things were, they said they would find out for me but never did! Then when I get the bill, its WAY too much for how little they did. They were ok. But the place was gross! Didn't even want to put my kitten on the floor!
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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