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By: robchirp
Tender Touch Pet Spa
They did an ok job the first 2 times. The 3rd was a little disappointing. The last was at christmas time on the 23rd of Dec. I made his appointment a couple months early. It was for 10:30am. I didn't get a call from them for pickup. I went up their at 5pm and my dog was still not done.....I told them I was going to eat dinner and would to call me when he was done. She has just started on him at this time. Went to Big Boys, order food & when it got to the table about 15 minutes between leaving the pet spa & getting our food they call to pick him up. When I got him home I was soooo disappointed that I would not take him back there anymore.However for their $5.00 nail cuts. I will bring my other dog in for that....
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By: Tracy M.
Tender Touch Pet Spa
Richard is the man when it comes to poodles. We have a Goldendoodle, that I really don't want to be cut like a poodle. Richard delivers just that! I like that the dogs are not crated, but get to be placed in an open dog area.
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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