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Things to Tell Your Groomer

An informed groomer is a prepared groomer!  Always give your groomer as much information as possible when possible.  The following is a list of important things to tell your groomer:

If your dog…

  • has any skin issues, sores, wounds of any kind, sensitive areas, lumps or bumps, skin tags etc.
  • has had surgery recently or has any past injuries
  • is pregnant
  • has bad hips or elbows
  • has fleas or ticks
  • suffers from any illnesses such as seizures, allergies, heart problems, trouble standing, blindness, deafness etc.
  • has behavioral problems such as biting, barking, separation anxiety, extreme dislikes etc.

AND, as for the groom itself,  be VERY specific about what you want done with your dog. A groomer’s idea and an owner’s idea of what the haircut should look like may be completely different therefore don’t hesitate to go over details several times OR if you have a picture, bring it with you!

A professional groomer will never feel an owner is giving too much information.  Until your groomer gets to know you and your pet, any information is relevant not to mention appreciated.

By proudcanines