Best 30 Dog Grooming in Quincy, MA with Reviews -

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By: maureen.feeney.33
Sandy's Pet Grooming
Sandy already came highiy recommended because my parent;s dog was so difficult with other pet groomers. She groomed my parents cairn terrier, Misty, for years so I called her when my boyfriend's 6 year cat needed to be groomed. Kitty is 6 years old and never went to a pet groomer. I called Sandy and she discussed how traumatic it can be for an older cat to be groomed so late in life. She explained what she would do and also assured me that she would call 15 minutes before they were finished. She was able to bathe, trim, clip his claws and clean his ears. However, Kitty does not like anyone touching his backside so Sandy called me and explained that his back side would be damp. We picked up Kitty and took him home and he was happy to be home. He let us towel dry and brush him. We are so thrilled that he is a happier and cleaner feline. We want to thank Sandy and Heather because they were able groom Kitty without traumitizing him.
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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