A message from Petcetera and our Grooming Staff
We have been receiving a lot of Phone calls about our grooming and self-serve services. Unfortunately, the city and state mandatory shut down order requires all groomers to close during this time. However, we are working on a plan to expand our services and hours for grooming once the mandate has been lifted in our city and state. Our Store remains open normal hours Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm, for those much-needed pet supplies Please follow us on Facebook or sign up for updates on our website, we will announce these plans as we develop them further. Until then here are some tips that can help weather this storm and make it easier for you and your pet when we reopen.
- “Make sure you’re brushing them at home; it keeps the dogs from getting those painful mats. Not only do they make the grooming take longer, they’re painful for your dog, too.
- Get those hidden tangles, and for that we need to brush all the way to the skin every time you brush. Be meticulous and patient; make it a calming and rewarding experience for your dog. Never ever rip or tear at mats or tangles.
- Also, be sure to brush in all the friction areas like armpits, bum, between the front legs and chest, and the collar / harness areas.
- How often do you need to brush you pet ? For coats ½” or longer brush every night or every other night. For coats with less than ½” brush twice weekly. You’d be surprised how a little bit of brushing can keep a lot more length on your puppy.
- Practice Grooming Session at Home:
- Massage your dog’s paws between your fingers and hands daily.
- Rub the corners of the eyes gently and hold the tuft of hair under the chin very gently for a few seconds at a time.
- Try using a vibrating cell phone or toothbrush near them to get them used to the vibration and sound.
- Use lots of praise and rewards!
- This routine gets them very comfortable with the grooming process. This also makes it a lot easier for a puppy's first groom, although it's never too late to start with an older dog.
- Leave It to The Professionals: we will do our best to assist everyone we can in the days and weeks to come once the mandate is lifted with expanded hours and services. In the meantime, support be safe and know we will be here to do whatever we can when that time comes.