[nagdu] Grooming costs
djrogers0628 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 15:55:33 UTC 2013
Exactly which tools do you use to keep your dog's nails filed
nicely. Huck does a pretty good job while we're out, but I could keep them
filed and avoid cutting, which i don't feel comfortable doing myself.
Because of back problems, I can't bathe at home anymore, but the
Huckster doesn't seem to need bathed often either, as I keep him brushed;
ears and teeth cleaned, etc.
Oh yes; I love that lab wash-and-wear coat, even a good grooming, so
far anyway, only takes a few minutes.
Some breeds do require more grooming, but one can save costs if you
can do as much of it yourself; I let Petco do my dogs, but they don't need
it that often.
Someone said something about a card one can get at Pepco for a
discount on certain services?
Darla & hardworking Huck
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Raven Tolliver
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:34 AM
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Subject: Re: [nagdu] Grooming costs
My grooming costs are about $20 to $30 per year. I take care of all the
grooming myself. I file the golden guy's claws once every one or two weeks,
and I trim his ear hair and the slippers on his paws once a month.
It only costs $10 to give my golden guy a bath at the grooming place here
that has a self-washing station. They have everything I need. I just bring
my dog, wash, dry, and brush him myself, and I don't have to worry about the
clean up. I give him a bath twice a year when he blows coat, and another
bath if he gets into something. Last year, he decided he wanted to be blue,
so to the groomer's we went. Of course, I threw him in my dorm shower first,
but I took him for an official bath just to be safe.
I think it costs a lot more for people who don't take care of their dogs
claws and extra hair themselves. For instance, at Pet Smart, I think its
roughly $12 for a nail grinding and $6 to trim hair on the golden guy's
On 9/26/13, rhonda cruz <rhondaprincess at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi i do mya's gromming at home. to save money.
> and also i give her a bath at home too.
> it works for us.
> On Sep 26, 2013, at 5:35 AM, Danielle A. Creapeau wrote:
>> Same here, Tracy. The only time we take the dogs for baths is when we
>> travel for work. Otherwise, we do the touch-up plan at PetCo for $21
>> every six weeks and that includes ears, teeth, nail trimmings, gland
>> check and a good brushing. We do the daily maintenance ourselves and
>> since winters up here get pretty harsh on their coats, we purchased a
>> dry shampoo for them that does wonders.
>> On 9/26/13, Tracy Carcione <carcione at access.net> wrote:
>>> I was surprised when Mark estimated his grooming costs at $25/month.
>>> My grooming costs are roughly 0, unless something unusual comes up.
>>> My dog is
>>> a lab, and stays clean with daily brushing. He hasn't needed a bath
>>> in years. The labs I had before were about the same, though Echo
>>> did need the
>>> occasional bath when she got really old. But I guess other dogs are
>>> or naturally more odiferous. Still, in my book, tiny grooming costs
>>> are another plus for the labrador.
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