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the Price of Dog Grooming at the Vet's Office

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$ 37
Jan 2008
Madison, IN
Shih Tzu
Dirty dog was made sparkling clean  more... close row
$ 52
Mar 2007
Dallas, TX
Golden Retriever
Very thorough grooming services  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2008
Branford, CT
Shih Tzu
Puppy cut on shih tzu at vet's office  more... close row
$ 11
May 2008
Alton, IL
Straffordshire Terrier
Vet best to groom nervous dog  more... close row

Description of service

I took my dog to the local vet to have his ears cleaned and his nails trimmed. He gets very anxious when having his nails trimmed, so it is easier to take him to the vet than a local groomer. They cleaned his ears with a simple solution, Q-Tips, and a small cloth. Since it is a vet's office, they also check his ears and eyes for any sign of infection or any possible problems. As my dog does not like having his nails clipped in the least, the vet tech tied his leash to a small clip on the wall to keep him still. One vet tech crouched by the dog and kept him calm and comforted, while another did the actual clipping.

Review of Service

I was relatively happy with the service. I think his nails could have been trimmed a little shorter, but the worker seemed nervous that she would cut him. Besides this, they were very polite and understanding about my dog's bad behavior.


If you have a dog who exhibits behavior in this situation - it's important to call ahead of time to ensure that there will not be other dogs running loose. It's also important to warn the staff that the dog is anxious, so they are not caught off guard and use excessive force. At a vet's office, restraints and medication are available if necessary, and they tend to be more used to bad behavior.

$ 52
Feb 2008
Yucaipa, CA
Vet's office provide OK and expensive grooming  more... close row
$ 65
Aug 2007
Westerville, Ohio
Lab Mix
Vets have best understanding of dogs  more... close row
$ 45
Oct 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Dog even got her nails painted and a bandana  more... close row
$ 35
Jan 2008
Liberty, TX
shih tzu
Shampoo cut and blow-dry for shih tzu  more... close row
$ 30
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Grooming at the vet's office  more... close row
$ 80
Jan 2007
Branson, MO
German Shepard
Vet's office doesn't allow for watching grooming  more... close row
$ 45
Oct 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
Vets have experience with dogs  more... close row
$ 65
Mar 2008
Wired Hair Terrier
Grooming at the regular vet's office  more... close row
$ 25
May 2008
Los Angeles, California
Black Lab - Large
Vet did a great job with grooming  more... close row