Animal Grooming Somerville NJ

Oils with omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids work on dogs just like they do on us—by keeping hair healthy and less likely to fall out. The makers of Shed-Stop, an EFA-enriched oil blend, claim their product won’t help seasonal shedding but can reduce light, year-round shedding by 70 percent.

K9 Elements
(908) 347-7762
Whitehouse Station, NJ
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Comfy Critters Pet Sitting
(732) 599-9441
South Plainfield, NJ
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Ark LLC
(973) 886-3988
New Vernon, NJ
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Dog Days Daycare Center
(908) 431-0100
281-283 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ
Description
We are an all breed full service grooming studio exclusively for dogs! Our traditionally trained groomer will not only strive to satisfy every expectation you have for your pets groom, but will also give your pet tons of TLC and care. Call to speak with our groomer today and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. New customers get $8 dollars off their first groom, just mention this ad.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

The Grooming Rigg
(908) 359-1959
872 Route 206 South
Hillsborough, NJ
Description
The Grooming Rigg has been providing shop and mobile pet grooming services since 1985. We are caring, experienced professionals dedicated to the health and comfort of your pet.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Always There Pet Care, LLC
(973) 452-1832
Bernardsville, NJ
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Ambrose Pet Services
(732) 236-4752
East Brunswick, NJ
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Errand Service, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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PetAgree Pet Sitter, LLC
(973) 539-9738
Morristown, NJ
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Furry Tails Pet Grooming Services
(908) 359-7387
409 Rt. 206
Hillsborough, NJ
Description
Furry Tails is a full service salon offering dog grooming. We offer bathing, grooming, nail clipping and more. Owner and groomer Beth Recchia is a grooming school graduate and is committed to providing the perfect grooming for your pet. Pet grooming classes are also available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater Dog Grooming
(732) 805-0888
10W Chimney Rock Road
Bound Brook, NJ
Description
Full service, professional grooming at Camp Bow Wow Bridgewater / Somerset County.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

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Health Matters—Brush Up on Shedding Solutions

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By Vicky Uhland

You don’t need a calendar to know it’s May: irises are blooming, schoolchildren are frolicking, and your furniture and clothes are covered in dog hair. Spring and fall are the two biggest shedding seasons for dogs. The changing temperatures signal that your furry pal needs to shed his coat so he can grow a new one more appropriate for the season. Dogs with undercoats, like retrievers, German shepherds, huskies and other northern breeds, are the biggest shedders, but every breed loses some hair. That doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to balls of fur all over your house. Here are some tips on how to reduce shedding.

• Brush. A daily, five-minute grooming can remove the excess hair Fido would otherwise deposit all over your new black pants. If you don’t have the time or patience to brush your dog every day, at least try to do it weekly with one of the new shedding rakes that reach all the way to your dog’s undercoat. CJ Puotinen, author of Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats (Gramercy, 2003), recommends Shed Ender and Furminator grooming tools.

• Bathe. A warm bath can loosen hair, which can then be brushed away.

• Vacuum. It sounds strange, but Puotinen says vacuuming her black Labrador, Chloe, with the soft brush attachment really helps remove excess hair.

• Supplement. Oils with omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids work on dogs just like they do on us—by keeping hair healthy and less likely to fall out. The makers of Shed-Stop, an EFA-enriched oil blend, claim their product won’t help seasonal shedding but can reduce light, year-round shedding by 70 percent. You can also try dumping a teaspoon of vegetable or fish oil on your dog’s food, but beware: It could cause loose stools. Or try giving your dog canned salmon. Be patient though—according to pet products manufacturer Doctors Foster and Smith, it will take at least two weeks and maybe as long as 12 weeks before you see results.

If your dog sheds a lot, all the time, or has bald spots, it may suffer from a more serious problem. Buddy could have a skin infection, ringworm, mange, hyperthyroidism, or Cushing’s disease. Consult your vet if you think your dog is losing too much hair.

Author: Vicky Uhland

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