Animal lovers realize there is no limit to the types of services to care for and pamper pets. Most communities have a diverse offering of local pet related services to choose from, ranging from basic veterinary care to pet salons and spas. Anyone who owns a pet knows that the list of good local pet related services begins with a veterinarian. Vets provide vaccinations, check-ups, and treatments for illness or injury. It is important to know that veterinarians offer different levels of care. Further, many veterinarians treat only specific species. This is important to remember in choosing what veterinarian to use from the list of local pet related services. For those with dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and other small and furry creatures, almost any veterinarian will treat these animals. Reptile, bird, fish, crustacean, or amphibian owners may have to look a little further. In smaller communities, it may be necessary to look a bit outside of the local pet related services to find service in a larger town. Lizards, snakes, hermit crabs, and other critters require a different type of care, as do exotic or wild-born animals. Next in the list of local pet related services is grooming salons. Many owners pay more to have pets groomed than for their own coif. A cut and style for a poodle is not the same as a cut and style for a mutt. A bath and flea dip for a cat is more difficult than it might seem. From flea dips to fancy haircuts and painted toenails, pet owners pay groomers to pamper their four legged-family members. Consider local pet related services providers carefully, as grooming can cause anxiety for many pets. A groomer should be experienced, gentle, knowledgeable, and have good references.