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By: knicholsnewell
Riveredge Kennels & Grooming
I really appreciate the care, the love and the personal committment that owners and staff show with regards to boarding my two older dogs. Always willing to fit my dogs in last minute, following directions and med schedules and getting a bit of exercise for my old great dane, this kennel has become my go-to kennel. I boarded on a regular basis during the rebuilding of my home after last septembers flood. They were there for me and my dogs when I needed it most. This is the place that I take my dogs.....and my dogs love the kennel...they run right in and look for familiar sniffs! Kathy nichols-newell
By: lori.maynard.188
Riveredge Kennels & Grooming
We have been taking our dogs to Riversedge for many years. I wouldn't take them anywhere else. Everyone there is great and the dogs are always happy to see them. They always do a good job with the grooming and are reasonably priced. We've also boarded with them and the dogs have always been well taken care of.
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By: Tom M.
Riveredge Kennels & Grooming
boarded my cat for 10 days,couldn't be more pleased.the kennals/cages are large,clean and aside the reception area.boarding fee can't be beat
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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