Professional Pet Grooming Services
Professional grooming services help our pets to look and feel their best: neat, clean, and healthy. These services are able to save you time and energy!
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage 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 adorable as ever!
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We are proud to be able to offer exceptional professional grooming services at our animal hospital. Our professional groomers have the knowledge and experience required to groom pets with any coat type and many temperaments.
Pet Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Animal Medical Center.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
- Full haircuts
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Teeth brushing
- De-shedding treatments
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Breed-specific haircuts
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
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:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have a range of specialized grooming tools at their disposal, from clippers and specialty skin products to bathtubs and tables designed especially for our four-legged friends.
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.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
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.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
Regardless of how much we love our pets, when it comes to grooming and cleanings them, there are certain tasks that aren't pleasant at all. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks or expressing anal glands, professional groomers will be able to get the yucky stuff handled without the fuss.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
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.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The length of your grooming session will depend on your pet's coat type, coat length, and size. That being said, most grooming sessions at our hospital last between 1 and 2 hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, the type of coat they have, and whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming is critical to helping your pet stay clean and healthy. Grooming can remove fur that has been shed but has been stuck to the rest of their coat, as well as fleas, mats, and ticks. Other health conditions, especially skin conditions, may be halted or prevented altogether.
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.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent countless hours handling stressed, aggravated, or anxious pets. In cases where your pet is feeling especially fearful or aggressive, sedation may be recommended. Most of the time, our groomer will be able to manage animals with the following steps:
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available daily for our patients. They include a nail trim, ear cleanings, anal gland extraction, and of course, shampooing! Your pet will also get a brush and blow dry following their bath.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health