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Best Dog Groomers in Fort Lauderdale

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fort Lauderdale Dog Groomers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1565 Northeast 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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4.5 (24)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Suzie Place Pet Grooming is a professional grooming service near Fort Lauderdale specializing in cruelty-free and eco-friendly services and products. Its services include baths, pad trimming, sanitary trimming, teeth brushing, and nail filing. It also offers special services like chalking, mohawks, and hand-stripping. Master groomer Suzie McNally worked as a veterinary assistant before starting her own establishment in 1988. She teams up with a certified therapy dog, Woofie, to volunteer for Share-A-Pet, a nonprofit serving schools, retirement centers, hospitals in the area.

830 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL 33334

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4.7 (43)
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4.0 (37)
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5.0 (27)

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Lil' Piddlers Pet Grooming is a full-service salon that serves the Fort Lauderdale area. It offers cage-free grooming services that involve nail care, ear cleaning, anal gland draining, and teeth brushing and scaling. During appointment day, its team of pet care specialists educates clients on the practices and methods that will be employed for their pets. They also keep written reports of each pet so that they can take note of their specific needs for the next visit.

16674 Saddle Club Road, Weston, FL 33326

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K-9 Kuts is a dog grooming facility that has been servicing Fort Lauderdale and surrounding communities since 2005. It offers a wide range of dog grooming services including a full-body shampoo and conditioning, teeth brushing, nail trimming, and anal gland expression. Its groomers utilize the hand-dry fluffing method to completely dry a pet's hair. The facility also provides vaccine and de-ticking services. Moreover, it partners with Pooches in Pines to help dogs find foster or permanent homes.

FAQs

  • What is dog grooming?

    Grooming is a key part of keeping your dog’s coat and skin healthy. Brushing and combing stimulate circulation in your dog’s skin and help keep fur clean between baths. Bathing gets rid of the dirt, and depending on the soap used, bathing can moisturize, relieve itching, or kill parasites, like fleas and ticks.

  • How can I groom my dog at home?

    Brushing should be a part of every dog owner’s routine to keep the fur in excellent condition. Ideally, brush your dog’s coat at least twice a week. Choose tools to match your dog’s coat, such as a wide-toothed brush for longer, coarse fur and a narrow-toothed brush for shorter fur.

  • How often should I groom my dog?

    You should typically brush your dog twice a week and bathe it once a month. Frequent brushing removes loose debris and distributes natural oils from your dog’s skin throughout its coat. Monthly bathing usually prevents fur from getting smelly without overdrying a dog’s skin.

  • What is included in dog grooming?

    Some basic services to expect from a professional dog groomer include bathing, brushing, and trimming fur. Groomers generally make sure to remove matted fur and clip fur into breed-specific styles. Groomers also clean ears and clip a dog’s nails when needed.

  • Does dog grooming include nail clipping?

    While dog groomers typically trim nails, it isn’t necessarily included with a basic grooming session. Every groomer is different, and while one may include it, another groomer may charge an extra fee. Some other additional services groomers offer include expressing anal glands, brushing teeth, skin therapy regimens, and flea treatments.

  • How long does dog grooming take?

    Expect a full grooming session to take two or three hours. If your dog has thick fur, it could take even longer. Making sure your dog’s coat is dry is one detail that takes extra time. It’s important that the coat be completely dry to prevent hot spots, known as acute moist dermatitis.

  • Should I bathe my dog before grooming?

    You rarely need to bathe your dog before taking it to a groomer. However, it may depend on the groomer’s personal preferences. For example, if you’re taking your dog in for a detailed style, your groomer may prefer that the basic grooming steps be done ahead, such as bathing and brushing out matted fur.