07/06/2012
By: kathleen.stahlka
Jacqueline's Precious Pet Grm
I Had a horrible experience with a not so nice groomer on grand island and I was looking for someone who really cared for pets and people and has a nice and kind personality, Someone I could really trust..Well yesterday I walked into Jacquies salon and found that person..She was so kind, she listened to what I had been through with such understanding..She asked to meet my precious puppy Bella'mia..She was just so nice..She cut Bellas nails for free and we make an appointment for Bella to get her haircuts from now on from Jacque..I can finally trust again, someone who will be kind and nice to me as well as baby Bella...Thanks Jacque..
10/06/2012
By: auntcookie
Bubbles & Barks
I have a Himalayan cat that does not like to be brushed regularly. She gets matted terribly at least twice a year. I called Bubbles and Barks to see if they could groom her. I was treated with courtesy, kindness and professionalism. They are the only groomer I trust with my precious cat now! They have worked miracles with the matted fur my baby gets! This past summer I decided to let them give her a Lion's cut and it was absolutely darling! My cat thought she was so pretty with her new 'do! (and she was!) I *love* Bubbles and Barks....and most importantly, so does my cat.
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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