Cost of Dog Grooming in Seattle

Dog Groomer in SeattleThe cost of taking a dog to the grooming salon in Seattle, Washington depends on the size of the dog, the type of fur coat and the services provided by the dog groomer. Generally, the larger size dogs cost more, while the smaller dogs cost less. Also, dogs who don’t need their fur clipped or cut will have a lower grooming cost since there is less work for the groomer.

Standard grooming services consist of bathing the dog, drying the dog, cleaning the ears, trimming the nails and clipping the hair in a particular style. Of course there is a range of prices, but standard grooming cost for small dogs typically runs from $30 to $50. Medium size dogs cost between $50 and $70. Large breeds will cost from $70 to $90. Medium size dogs with very short hair and large size dogs with very short hair can usually be charged at the smaller category rate.

Optional services are usually available also. For $3 to $10 extra, the groomer can use a flea-killing shampoo or, believe it or not, a hot oil treatment. Dogs that manage to tangle with a skunk can be deodorized for approximately $10 extra. Some groomers will even brush the dog’s teeth or express the anal glands for an additional $10 to $20.

Mobile services are sometimes another option offered by some dog grooming services. The groomer actually goes to the dog (in a specially designed grooming van) instead of the dog going to the groomer or spa. This typically runs an extra $10 to $15 for the convenience, but for many dog owners, the added cost is well worth it!

If you’re looking to find a dog groomer in Seattle, start your search on!

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