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Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. How much does it cost to groom my pet?

2. How can I prepare my pet for a grooming at your shop?

3. Why do you require vaccines for grooming?

4. How often should my pet be groomed?

5. What should I do in between grooming appointments?

6. Does the shop ever have to cancel appointments?

7. What safety precautions are in place?

 

Answers to Questions

 

1. How much does it cost to groom my pet?

We charge a base fee for the different coat types and grooming styles. Our base fees are somewhat less than professional grooming shops because we are a teaching institution and the students need experience in grooming. When you call, we will give you an estimate based on that base fee and the information you give us such as if your pet has mats or how long it's been since your pet was last groomed. The fee that we actually charge depends on coat condition and the amount work that the students had to do.

 

2. How can I prepare my pet for a grooming at your shop?

Your animal will have a more enjoyable time at the grooming shop if a few simple steps are taken care of prior to your appointment. The first step is to brush your animal at least once a week. This can be done with an undercoat rake or a slicker brush, even on shorthaired animals to remove the loose undercoat such as a Labrador. This cuts down the time that the groomer spends before the actual grooming begins reducing the stress on the animal. Second, handle your pets feet and ears frequently so that they will be used to it before going to the groomers. Third, exercise your pet briefly before grooming and allow him to relieve himself.

 

3. Why do you require vaccines for grooming?

To vaccinate your pet is to give them the protection they need from the myriad diseases they can be exposed to every day. When your pet comes in to be groomed, they are exposed to other animals and there is potential for the spreading of diseases.

Our grooming shop, as well as the state of New Hampshire, requires that your pet be vaccinated against Rabies. The rabies virus is transmitted through contact with an infected animal. It is incurable and inevitably fatal. It is one of the best-known diseases because of its potential to be spread to humans. Your pet should be vaccinated for rabies when it is 12 weeks old, again one year later, and then once every 3 years for life. We also require that your dog be vaccinated against Distemper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Hepatitis. Cats must have the Distemper, Rhinotrachetis, and Calicivirus vaccines. Current vaccination records will need to be provided at your pet’s visit to the grooming shop.

 

4. How often should my pet be groomed?

The interval between groomings depends on several factors such as the breed of dog or cat, the type and length of the coat and whether the dog is an indoor or outdoor pet. If the dog has a skin problem (allergies) or a coat problem (oil/dry) it will also affect the frequency of grooming.

 

5. What should I do in between grooming appointments?

Ask your student groomer what needs to be done for your pet. Each animal is an individual. Brushing and combing your pet can help develop a closer relationship, and let him know that he is loved.

 

6. Does the shop ever have to cancel appointments?

The shop follows the University schedule. In the winter, if the University is closed due to a storm, the shop will not be open. Phone 862-0000 to check on whether there are classes.

If the instructor is unable to come to class, we will cancel grooming. We will call people with appointments as soon as we know we must cancel.

 

7. What safety precautions are in place?

We have a safety protocol in place. If the pet becomes ill during his grooming time with us, we stop grooming and phone the owner. If there is a sudden serious injury or illness, we contact the owner and, if necessary, take the pet to the nearest veterinary hospital.

 

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