Pet Grooming

Please do not fall under the impression that grooming services for animals are merely frivolous, cosmetic procedures. Not only does grooming make your pet look pretty, it’s also a useful way we can spot potential health risks. Here are some health concerns we tend to find:

  • Cysts & Tumors
  • Skin diseases
  • Parasite infestations
  • Ear problems
  • Weight problems
  • Vision trouble

Additionally, regular grooming can reduce pet odor, allergic skin conditions, and boost healthy skin and coat cell regeneration. Dogs are adept at getting as dirty as they can and developing smelly odors, so routine grooming every month or so is necessary to remove the dander, dirt, and excessive hair. Regular brushing is important in bringing out the natural oils found in your dog’s fur so that your pup’s coat has a nice, healthy sheen.

Professional grooming takes the burden away from you, the owner, of dealing with the more unpleasant aspects of grooming. Cleaning anal glands, removing fleas and ticks, and shampooing a skunked dog are the less attractive aspects of pet owning, and we are happy to take those chores off your hands.

Cats are known to be self-grooming, but that is actually a common misconception. Do not confuse grooming with simply licking. Grooming involves products and tools used to clean, trim, clip, and neaten while licking offers only the bare minimum of upkeep. Grooming your cat will assist in preventing digestive problems hairballs can often cause, as well as reducing the number of hairballs altogether.

Cats with longer hair tend to need grooming more frequently, and overweight, sick, and elderly cats often lack ability and desire to self-groom. So taking them to be groomed by a professional not only makes life easier for you but for kitty as well. There are many bacteria and germs your cat picks up from outside or from the litter box, and trust us when we say it will be a tremendous comfort to cuddle with your cat and know that she is truly clean.

To ensure your pet is comfortable with grooming, starting as early as you can is ideal. Waiting too long to train your pet increases the chances of him not being very tolerant of the entire process, and even more so of ear cleaning and nail clipping. We recommend going in for grooming while your pet is still a kitten or puppy, to ensure they are accustomed to staying still for long periods of time.