Keeping your pet looking their best can also help keep them healthy, and when left in the hands of professionals, saves you time and energy.
From haircuts to help your furry friend beat the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as cute as ever.
We offer professional grooming services at our animal hospitals. Our professional groomers have the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Pet Doctors of America.
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
Our professional grooming staff have a variety of grooming tools from different types of clippers and specialty skincare products, to height-adjustable tables and bathtubs to accommodate your pet's needs. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss—so you don't have to.
The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. In most cases, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of your pet, pet's coat type and coat length. It also depends on what types of services are required to groom them. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospitals take between three to four hours.
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, fleas, mats and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage the animal with the following steps:
• Frequent breaks
• Offering treats
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are open during our regular clinic hours, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
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