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08/18/2009
By: masterpiecetran
Groomingbells
After trying many groomers in the area, I must say my Brussels Griffon emerges from this groomer looking the best. Their prices are a tad high but worth the extra moolah. They always seem to have a lot of business and the dogs they groom are the more difficult breeds to groom. Lots of standard poodles and others that require someone who really knows how to groom properly. I wish they spoke better English (they speak Spanish) but they are very professional and you can understand them. Not always sure they understand me though. Overall worth it.
08/08/2013
By: queenie7
Poochie Parlor
Took my 2 year old Morkie to The Poochie Parlor today for the first time. Dropped him off at 9.00 a.m and got a call at 10.20 a.m. to say he was ready to be picked up. My previous groomer would have him for 5-6 hours. Went to pick him up and he looked great. The staff are very friendly, the service was very very quick and I was very happy with my dog's summer cut. I will be recommending The Poochie Parlor to all my friends that are looking for a great dog grooming service. Oh forgot to mention, the prices are very reasonable.
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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