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What you need to know to pick the pet groomer that's right for you

HOUSTON – The Facebook video, posted by a local woman, showing a West Houston PetSmart groomer grabbing her puppy by the face as she's trimming its coat, still has a lot of people talking.

Brooke Vowers, the dog's owner, said she posted the video on social media because she wanted to warn dog owners what could happen when they drop off their beloved pets at the groomer.

Ellen O'Connor, a groomer at Pampered Pet Inn, has been a groomer for 30 years.

If you're looking for dog groomer, always consider doing the following:

  • Take the time to visit and tour a few different places.
  • Meet with the groomers one-on-one and ask a lot of questions.
  • There's no licensing for pet groomers in Texas so ask the groomer about their education, training and any certifications.
  • Gauge their level of interest while you're talking about your dog's breed.
  • Find out if the facility where they are working is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Read company reviews and talk to other clients.

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