Although we do not perform haircuts, we are able to offer bathing, nail trimming, and deshedding services for both dogs and cats at our clinic. Bathing can have many additional health benefits to your pet beside the look and smell! A well groomed pet is more likely to be hugged, and pets live healthier lives when they are touched frequently and have a healthy coat and skin. Aside from keeping your pet smelling and looking attractive, bathing and brushing will help to prevent or impede such conditions as parasites and skin irritations.
While grooming should be done on a consistent basis, the frequency to which your pet needs to be groomed will depend somewhat on daily routines, coat type, age and general health. A bath is appropriate whenever you want your pet to be clean and smell fresh. However, over frequent bathing, or use of harsh or drying products can dull the coat and cause dry, flaky, and sometimes itchy skin. When it is bath time, consider your pet's other grooming needs including nail trims, ear cleaning, and coat brushing, if appropriate for your pet's hair type. It is recommended that long haired dogs be groomed every 6-8 weeks to avoid matting. In addition, your pet will benefit from regular brushing to remove any loose hairs and dead skin cells, to rid the coat of debris and external parasites, and to disseminate skin oils that form along the hair shafts.
We can assist in recommending the proper tools to use for your pet's coat type. Our Deshedding System will help to reduce shedding by 50-80%! We combine specialized products and tools with the time and attentions of our highly trained animal care personnel to save you the work and worry that comes with any shedding breed.
If your pet suffers from allergies or general “itchy skin”, our veterinarian may prescribe regular bathing as part of the treatment routine. There are many indications for medicated baths in animals. One of the most common reasons for using a medicated bath is to treat 'itchy' skin. Another common condition responsive to medicated baths is seborrhea. Medicated baths are recommended after your pet has been examined and the skin problem properly diagnosed by a veterinarian. Keep in mind that unusual things such as hypothyroidism can be the cause of a skin problem in your pet. Hypothyroidism is a condition diagnosed with blood work indicating the animal has inadequate levels of thyroid hormone circulating in the blood. Please schedule your pet's appointment in advance, especially during the warmer summer months and near the holiday seasons.
We are happy to offer the following services to assist in the health and maintenance of your pet:
- Nail Trimming and Sanding
- Wing and Nail Trims
- Teeth Brushing