We do not have a professional dog groomer on staff to be able to offer professional grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats at our clinic. We do, however, provide basic grooming/bathing for dogs and cats. We also provided medicated baths when required for the treatment of a pet. If some instances grooming is part of veterinary care as certain breeds—especially those with long hair that mats easily—may need assistance keeping themselves clean. In such cases, we may recommend a medical cut/shave. 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. Please discuss any concerns with us asap. 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. Removing the hair from the ears of some breeds reduces the occurrence of ear infections. Trimming toenails can prevent joint pain, stiffness, and chiropractic problems. As excessively long toenails are more likely to catch in crevices, decks, and break in the winter, causing pain and excessive bleeding. Such injuries can result in toenail infections that if missed or untreated can lead to serious bone infections and in extreme cases result in the loss of a toe or more. For that reason we have a "Pedicure Programme" in which owners can enroll their pet for a regular nail trim every 6-12 weeks at a reduced rate. If you can hear your dog's nails on the floor then they are too long!. Remember cats need nail trims too. Older cats, especially overweight cats often lose the ability to scratch and the tendons in the feet relax and the cat's nails can actually grow into their pads. So check your cat's toe nails on a regular basis! Many long haired cats develop painful mats quickly and hate being groomed. We recommend a "lion clip" for such cats. Many cats are so matted that sedation is the only way to make the procedure safe and painless. Ask us about a "lion clip" for your cat. In addition to providing grooming services, we can teach you techniques to help keep your pet well-groomed. And feel free to ask for a product recommendation or browse our pet-safe shampoos, conditioners, and other grooming products in our reception area. Please note that "flea shampoos" are not a good solutions for flea infestations or good for your pet! Such shampoos dry out your pet's coat and can make pets more itchy, and the shampoo has no residual affects. If you pet has fleas, ask us about safe, long lasting products.
Although we do not offer professional grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats at our clinic we do offer basic grooming services for dogs and cats. We do not…