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Saint Louis Holistic Veterinarians

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Emily's Pet Care, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
Verified review

Emily's Pet Care (Emily) provided twice daily care and insulin injections for our cat (Leo) who typically doesn't like people anywhere near him. Their caring manor and persistence on making sure Leo had his injections went above and beyond the call of duty. I was kept informed on Leo's status and was very comfortable knowing he was in the best hands while we weren't available to care for him. Kudos to Emily, as once-grumpy Leo is now her friend! I highly recommend Emily's Pet Care and will happily continue working with them.

Good Life Pet Sitting L.L.C
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte M.
Verified review

Valerie recently took care of our four dogs, cat and a horse during an eleven day trip. She drove our elderly border collie to the vet's office and even washed three of the dogs as requested. You've got to trust your pet sitter and we trust Valerie.

Yellowdog Grooming Company
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Pamela S.
Verified review

Sharon Cooper is amazing, she lives and breaths helping dogs. She is the only person I would trust with my dog, besides the Vet. I've been two a couple of places over the years when I was disparate and the Vet wasn't open, the love and care was absent. Sharon loves your dog as much as she loves and cares for her own. She even fosters dogs and works with Animal Rescue organizations. I can't say enough good things about her.

Canine Life Skills
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Ryan D.
Verified review

Canine Life Skills has improved our lives and our dog's life tremendously. We adopted a Goldendoodle in November and quickly realized he was very skiddish and often acted out to get attention. He would jump on people, tables, and counters without hesitation. Perhaps the most difficult time for us was when placing Jacob in his crate or playpen. He would squeal, bark, and hurl himself off the sides of the crate to the point where we were concerned about injury. He also lacked the ability to properly communicate with other dogs - primarily because we had not exposed him to social situations. After initial consultation with Angela, we decided to enroll Jacob in a 10 day training program. The transformation has been amazing. No longer do we spend the day yelling at our little man. His demeanor is one of calmness and confidence and he understands what is expected of him. He calmly enters and exits his crate without hesitation and he walks perfectly on a leash. We continue to work on the commands daily for reinforcement. At our most recent vet visit, our veterinarian remarked how he seemed like a different dog. We are very happy with the decision to utilize the services at Canine Life Skills and would highly recommend the services to any pet owner.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
Verified review

Service was outstanding. We have a nervous 10-year old schnauzer who often gets quite nippy with groomers at pet stores and vet clinics. Anna worked one-on-one with our dog taking extra time to keep him calm. Waggle Butts provided the best grooming we've had since he's been an adult. Anna works from her home and provides a friendly and calming environment for the pets. We'll definitely be going back. Thanks!

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    We are veterinary technicians who pet sit for all pets, specializing in special needs pets that need medical care or treatment while their people are away. We also do some training and behavioral consultations.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

    It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

    • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
    • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
    • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
    • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
    • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
    • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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