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08/20/2014
By: Reva M.
First Capitol Animal Hospital
In May 2014 I took my yorkie for his annual vaccinations to Dr. King. This was the first time I had taken my dog there, and Dr. King had been recommended to me. I asked Dr. King to split the vaccines and administer two separate injections as my yorkie had reactions in the past if he got all the shots at one time. He agreed and told me to bring him back in about a week for the rest of his shots. I paid for what I thought was all of the shots during this first visit. -- When I took my dog back a week later for the other shot, the vet technician began to check my dog, and I told her I was there just for the rest of my dog's vaccination from the office visit the prior week. She told me I would have to pay another office visit charge. I objected and the receptionist at the front desk then came in and said the technician was mistaken, that I did not have to pay another office visit but there was a $25 charge for the shot they were giving my dog that day. I told her I thought I had prepaid for all the shots as the vaccines and exam package charges I paid on the first visit were higher than what they had quoted me on the phone a few days earlier. The receptionist explained that the charges the week before did not include $25 for the shot they were administering that day. I told her it was no problem, that I would pay it. She asked if I wanted to give the payment to her then. (I was still sitting in the exam room waiting for my dog). I explained that I had left my purse in the car because I thought there would be no charges, but as soon as they brought my dog I would run out to my car for my purse. She said ok and went to get my dog, but came back and told me Dr. King said I had to pay the $25 first...before they would give me my dog. I went to the car, got my purse, returned to the lobby and paid the receptionist the $25. Then the technician brought my dog to me in the lobby. I was hurt and offended at this treatment, and said this to the receptionist. As a result of this incident, I would never take my dog back to Dr. King.
06/04/2014
By: Tim G.
Dogs In Suds
We have been a client of Debbie's since 1999 we have taken all the dogs we have owned for monthly grooming's. In a all these years and monthly visits we have never had a single problem. Now our son's dog Hank goes their every month with our dog. When Debbie was grooming Hank she noticed a problem with one of his ears and recommended we take him to his Vet which we did. When the Vet examined Hank he did have an ear problem and he said it was a good call on your groomer to have picked up on this. Thanks to Debbie Hanks problem has been resolved. We have recommended Debbie to family, friends, neighbors and coworkers and they have had good experiences. I highly recommend her.
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06/04/2014
By: linda.moehlenkamplee
Dogs In Suds
I've used Dogs'n Suds exclusively the past 10 1/2 years for my Westie. I never have a problem getting an appointment that works with my schedule and my dog leaves there looking great. They must treat her well because she has no qualms about walking through the door. I like the fact that they make sure all the animals are current on their shots before working on them...that protects my pet as well. Their prices are reasonable and their monthly newsletter with a small special is a nice touch. Everyone I've dealt with over the years has been pleasant and eager to please, especially the owner, Debbie. I would highly recommend them, and have.
10/02/2014
By: Peg A.
First Capitol Animal Hospital
We have been going to First Capitol Animal Hospital for near 11 years now. Dr. King is the most knowledgeable and experienced vet we have ever known, and takes the best care of our pets we could ever ask for. One of our dogs (with health issues) lived to just days before her 20th birthday. Another who has many health problems, is going on 18 and Dr Kind checks her frequently and knows just what to do to get the best out of her. The staff is awesome and treats our pets as if they were their own! Never will you find a more experienced and caring place to take your pets. They really ARE part of our family.
06/04/2014
By: charles.coffey.568
Dogs In Suds
I've been going there for over 20 years I did read some of the reviews and I think that as a person you might need to direct that information and to correct the problem. I find them to be attentive easy to work with and flexible. I wish that the three reviewers would address it to the owner Deb and see if she could of corrected the problems because I believe that she would've done anything out power to make it right for you. If there is something I thought she needed to do I would adders it then for her to have the information I wanted her to see and hear.
02/17/2015
By: Ronda H.
First Capitol Animal Hospital
My family and I have taken our dogs to Dr. King for about 30 years. Dr. King has been phenomenal in caring for our pets. Dr. King helped us through heart worms with one of our dogs and supported us when we had to have one dog euthanized. I now take my husky to Dr. King's clinic for boarding when I go out of town and I'm well please with my dog's care. Dr. King and his staff have been wonder to work with and I certainly would recommend him to anyone.
06/04/2014
By: Laura M.
Dogs In Suds
I have been taking both my dogs to Dog's N Suds for a number of years. They always do a fantastic job on bathing and grooming my doggies. I have tried other groomers such as Kennelwood but they were over priced. I also noticed Kennelwood snipped my dogs skin during the grooming. Dog's N Suds takes excellent care of my dogs while they are there and I can also tell they enjoy doing their Job. I will not take my puppies anywhere else!
10/08/2014
By: Betty ..
First Capitol Animal Hospital
We still have Mesa, a 4 1/2 year old Peki. She was hurt in a dog fight. I had very bad thoughts to tell you the truth i thought she would be put down. My 10yr old said Doc. Can fix her. So. he has worked with her and now she is just fine. Dr King has a heart of gold. His name fits him, he is a King of Animal Dr. So my thanks to him and his staff. You all are wonderful. Thank you for being here for us.
05/22/2012
By: moliver61
Dogs In Suds
I have taken my dog, Skittles, to this groomer about three times and each time I am impressed with the quality of the work that the shop turns out.The price is reasonable and the staff are very understanding of how neglected my dog's nails are when she is brought in for grooming. I have been to other groomers in North County and haven't gotten the quality and care that Dogs in Suds provides.
10/22/2014
By: Abby D.
First Capitol Animal Hospital
My dog recently cut her back paw on a piece of glass, I brought her in to Dr King. he took a look at her and told me that she would have to spend the night. I came back he next day, her paw had been sewn up and wrapped. When Dr. King took the wrapping off the cut had healed up perfectly, I am very please with Dr. King's work and would recommend him to anyone!
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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