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Aussie Pet Mobile Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL
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Business Description

Aussie Pet Mobile Tampa Bay is a mobile dog grooming salon serving clients in Tampa. It offers a wide range of grooming services, including washing using Hydrobath shampoo, coat brushing, blow dry, nail clipping, as well as ear and eye cleaning. The salon also offers light fragrance, de-shedding treatment, and provide treats after the grooming service. For additional pampering, it offers blueberry facials, teeth brushing, and paw balm moisturizing. The salon uses natural and eco-friendly products.

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3.9
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4.5 / 5 (27)
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Diamond Dog Pet Spa

915 W Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Seffner, FL 33584
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Diamond Dog Pet Spa is a professional pet daycare and grooming service that serves the residents of Tampa and nearby areas. It offers grooming, bath, and clean-up services for dogs of various sizes ranging from 5lbs to 75lbs. Pet owners can also choose additional services, such as the application of flea, whitening, and oatmeal shampoo. The other services that Diamond Dog Pet Spa provides include blueberry facials, dematting brush-outs, nail painting, nail trimming, and daycare. The business also bathes and grooms cats.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Groomingdales Bed & Biscuit

7416 Edgemere Road, Tampa, FL 33625
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Groomingdales Bed & Biscuit has been providing dog grooming and boarding services in Tampa for over 30 years. Its grooming services include bathing using special-grade shampoo, blow-drying, brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming. The salon also offers anal gland expression for small dogs and provides a bandana or bow after each grooming service. Groomingdales Bed & Biscuit is equipped with padded beds, blankets, toys, bowls, and treats for its boarding services. Moreover, it supports various pet care organizations, including A Promised Land and Maxx & Me.

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4.3
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4.6 / 5 (2)

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Groomobile

3900 49th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
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Groomobile has been grooming dogs and pets in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding areas since 1958. The business is able to work with dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds with its mobile pet grooming van equipped to provide full or selected grooming services. It offers baths, haircuts, drying, nail trimming, flea treatment, and styling. It also has a salon in Pinellas County where clients can book an appointment for their own pets.

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4.3
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4.5 / 5 (182)
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4.5 / 5 (57)
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1.0 / 5 (1)

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Health Mutt

6116 North Central Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
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Health Mutt is a pet food and supplies store in Tampa that also offers a wide assortment of grooming services for cats and dogs. Its packages all include health and skin evaluation, bathing, blow-drying, coat conditioning, and ear cleaning. Additionally, it all includes a complementary bow or bandana. Complete grooming adds nail trimming, hair cutting, and styling to the package. It also accepts walk-ins for self-service dog washing. Health Mutt's employees are all trained in natural pet nutrition and preventive care.

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4.5

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Hound’z of Hollywood

Tampa, FL 33604
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A full-service mobile dog grooming company, Hound’z of Hollywood specializes in one-on-one attention for each dog client. The company provides package grooming services that include de-matting, designer colognes, anal gland expression, blueberry facials, flea treatment, paw pad moisturizing, mink oil application to the coats, hand scissor coat trim, hand dry and fluff, baths, hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioning treatments, ear cleaning, excess ear hair removal, excess hair removal, foot hair trimming, and nail clipping.

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4.7
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5.0 / 5 (10)
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North Tampa Pet Depot

16033 Tampa Palms Boulevard West, Tampa, FL 33647
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North Tampa Pet Depot offers a number of services such as all-natural grooming, which is suitable for dogs and cats with sensitive skin. This treatment includes a bath, nail trim, haircut, and ear care. A range of a la carte services is also offered at the pet care center, and these include partial and full hair dye and nail painting. North Tampa Pet Depot, which is also a pet boarding facility, carries a wide assortment of natural pet food and supplements.

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ParkNBark Mobile Grooming

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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ParkNBark Mobile Grooming accepts grooming appointments from clients in Tampa and other areas. This mobile salon's dog grooming services include trimming, haircut, bath, and blow-dry. Ear cleaning and hair plucking are included in the service to prevent infection. Its nail trim option covers clipping and buffing. Clients are encouraged to book appointments a week in advance, and these appointments are set in a two-hour window. The salon accommodates pets weighing up to 70 lbs. and any dog below 24 inches tall.

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Prada’s Mobile Pet Salon

907 Winchester Court, Brandon, FL 33510
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Prada’s Mobile Pet Salon is a business that has been serving Tampa and neighboring areas for more than a decade. It offers a variety of grooming packages for cats and dogs, which can include nail clipping, ear cleaning, fluff drying, haircuts, and teeth brushing. Its team of groomers can use organic shampoos upon request. The business utilizes grooming vans that are air-conditioned and heated for a comfortable experience for pets. Additionally, pet owners can view a photo gallery of completed grooming services on the website for reference.

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4.8 / 5 (19)
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4.5 / 5 (7)
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Royal Pets Market & Resort - St. Petersburg

2195 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Royal Pets Market & Resort in St. Petersburg is a boutique dog care facility that offers grooming, recreational, and veterinary health services for dogs in the Tampa area. The company is composed of professional dog groomers, veterinarians, and hygiene technicians that carry out services such as bathing, shampooing, and cleaning. Add-ons for aromatherapy baths, medicated baths, and moisture therapy wraps are also available for dogs experiencing anxiety and behavior issues. It also offers wellness plans that include annual preventive veterinary care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How much does dog grooming cost?

If you take your dog to the groomer’s facility, a basic dog grooming session typically costs around $40 for a small dog and $75 for a large dog. Expect to pay a higher price if a mobile groomer comes to you. Additionally, expect to pay more for complicated styles and extra services.

Can I use CareCredit for dog grooming?

While CareCredit doesn’t specifically cover dog grooming costs, it covers some routine care grooming services that veterinarians provide. So, if your pet needs to be sedated by your vet for tasks that include clipping matted fur or trimming nails, that’s typically covered. Dental cleanings are generally covered if performed by your veterinarian.

Do I need to tip my dog groomer? How much?

While tipping a dog groomer is optional, it’s standard practice if you’re satisfied with the work. The standard tip to offer a groomer is 20%, as of 2021. If your dog is difficult to groom, it’s considered polite to offer a larger tip.

What vaccines do dogs need to get groomed?

Dogs need to be current on vaccinations before getting groomed. The specific vaccinations vary based on the animal’s age and the regulations in your state. Parvovirus, adenovirus, canine distemper, rabies, and para-influenza are among the common vaccines an adult dog should have before visiting the groomer.

Can a dog get groomed without shot records?

You must present your dog’s shot records before a groomer can work on your pet, and you might only have to share records on your dog’s first visit. Some groomers may work on the honor system and might not ask to see your pet’s vaccination records.

How can a dog groomer groom a matted dog?

A groomer can groom a dog with matted fur by starting with a rough cut to remove mats. If the mats are too close against the dog’s skin, the groomer might use clippers or shave under the mats. The groomer would then bathe and dry the dog before finishing the style.

How will a dog groomer handle an aggressive dog?

A dog groomer might handle a mildly aggressive dog by covering its face or muzzling it before grooming. A groomer might also require that a more aggressive dog be sedated before grooming begins.

How do you become a dog groomer?

You have several options for becoming a dog groomer, beginning with on-the-job training. With this option, you get paid while learning how to groom dogs. You could also take online courses or attend dog grooming school. With this option, you gain certification that you can present to an employer to show your qualifications.

Do you need a license to groom dogs?

No license is required to groom dogs. However, there are certifications available that a groomer can earn to show expertise and advance their professional careers. You can gain certifications for grooming specific breeds, or you can complete all the certifications and then test to become a National Certified Master Groomer.

How do I become a certified dog groomer?

The National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. (NDGAA) offers breed-specific material you can study when you want to earn certification as a dog groomer. After studying the materials, you would then attend an NDGAA workshop and take the certification test that’s offered at the end of the workshop.

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