Petco Grooming Vaccination Requirements

If youve just adopted a dog and are taking it to the groomer for the first time—or youve tried the DIY approach and are ready to hand over that work to a professional—you need to make sure your dogs vaccinations are up-to-date. Dog groomers are legally required to check vaccination records for dogs before grooming them, as a means of reducing the risk of disease transmission between the dog and groomer, as well as between other dogs visiting the same dog grooming business.

Heres what you need to know to avoid any last-minute hang-ups for your dogs first grooming visit.

What is the average cost for dog shots?

The average cost of dog vaccinations is about $87.50 with average prices ranging from $75 to $100 according to AKC. This includes the cost for core dog shots usually administered at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks old. A rabies vaccination will cost you anywhere from $15 to $20.

How many dogs have died at Petco Grooming?

An investigation conducted by NJ Advance Media confirmed these disturbing findings after examining the suspicious deaths of 47 dogs who died during or shortly after PetSmart grooming appointments between 2008 and 2018.

At what age do you stop vaccinating your dog?

By the time our pets are 8, 10 or 12 years — or older — they should have been vaccinated for these diseases several times in their lives: the first few times as puppies or kittens, a booster at one year and then boosters every three years, as recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American …


What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

Vaccines Needed for Dog Grooming
  • 6-8 weeks: Parvovirus and distemper vaccines.
  • 10-12 weeks: DHPP shot, which includes vaccines for distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus. …
  • 16-18 weeks: DHPP booster and rabies vaccine.
  • 12-16 months: DHPP and rabies boosters.
  • Every 1-2 years: DHPP booster.

Can I take my dog to Petsmart without shots?

To maintain a safe, comfortable environment, we require all pets to be current on their rabies vaccinations and to wait at least 48 hours after any vaccinations before checking in.

Do dogs need Bordetella to get groomed?

Bordetella (also known as “kennel cough”) is one of the vaccines most commonly required by groomers. Kennel cough is highly contagious. Even if your pet is kept away from other dogs or in a separate cage for the duration of the grooming session, he could be at risk.

How long after vaccines can a dog be groomed?

How long should you wait to groom a recently vaccinated pet? Most groomers will not accept a dog or cat whose shot was administered 24-48 hours before their grooming. Animals may be extra lethargic or have a reaction to the vaccination.