Grooming

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Why Grooming?

Besides just making your pet look and smell good, grooming provides health benefits. Regular brushing helps remove dead hair, mats, and dirt and distributes natural oils throughout the fur, keeping the coat clean and healthy. Trimming hair around the face, ears, paw pads, and other areas can help prevent infections and irritation and keep debris from accumulating. Trimming nails can prevent joint pain, stiffness, and chiropractic problems.

Certain breeds—especially those with long hair that mats easily—may need assistance keeping themselves clean. Animals that are older or have physical disabilities may also benefit from our grooming services. If your pet is having trouble taking care of regular grooming, it can be a sign of an underlying health issue. Be sure to mention this when you schedule an appointment. You can also call us anytime to discuss your concerns.

Basic Grooming Services

During your pet’s grooming session, he or she will receive a bath in specially formulated shampoo tailored to his or her individual needs, a nail trim, and ear cleaning. We will also check and clean your pet’s eyes, paws, and pads. We know how to keep your pet calm and comfortable during grooming, so if a bath or nail trim is normally stressful, you can let us take care of those responsibilities so you—and your pet—can relax.

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Medicated baths can help ease many skin conditions in your pet. If he or she suffers from seborrhea (a noncontagious condition that can cause skin to become dry and flaky or oily and scaly), a medicated bath can help alleviate the itching. Pets with allergies, flea infestations, and other skin issues may also find relief with a medicated bath.

We can recommend a bath after we’ve examined your pet and diagnosed the problem. Illnesses unrelated to the skin, such as thyroid disease, can also cause skin problems in pets, so we want to be sure we’re treating the root of the problem, not just a symptom. Call us so we can help your pet feel better.

Specialty Grooming

Sarah is our on-site groomer, and she is available Monday – Friday mornings to style our canine friends who require a more comprehensive beauty regime. She has an extensive knowledge of dog breeds, their coats and their unique cuts. You can call the hospital any time during business hours to schedule an appointment for your pup with Sarah.

Feline Grooming

While we do not offer regular cat grooming services, we do perform baths and sanitary cuts when medically necessary for the health and well-being of our patients.