When you decide to have your dog professionally groomed it is important to remember that when you drop them off at the location, there are going to be other dogs there. Your dog is exposed to these other dogs during this time and this is the reason why most grooming places have rules in place when it comes to the vaccination status of your dog. The types of vaccinations that your dog needs for a particular groomer will vary. However, any reputable groomer will require your pet to have at least the bordetella vaccine. This is the vaccine that prevents kennel cough, which is highly contagious.
In addition, you should make sure that your dog is up to date on all of their core vaccines. The recommendations for vaccines vary based on your location. However, there are several vaccines that are recommended no matter where you live. These vaccines include rabies, canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus, canine parainfluenza, and canine distemper virus.
It is not only important to make sure that your dog is up to date on these vaccines before visiting a groomer, but it is also important to make sure that they have had the vaccines at least three days before they are scheduled to go to the groomers.