Keeping your pet well-groomed is not only a luxury to improve their appearance; it is also good for their health! And having your pet groomed at the same location they receive medical attention is a great idea. For example, if we notice your pet has fleas, we can begin treatment right away with medications readily available in house. If we notice a more serious problem, we will let the veterinarian know and you can schedule an appointment when you pick your fur-baby up.
In addition, having a well-groomed pet makes bonding and spending time together easier for all parties. It is hard to cuddle a smelly animal! If your pet accidentally scratches during play, it is probably time to get their nails trimmed. When your pet looks and smells good, it can make the time you spend together stress-free, so you can focus on having fun!
Our groomers strive to ensure your pet's experience is gentle and positive. We use soft and soothing language, lots of pats and chin scratches, and the occasional treat to help your pet feel comfortable and happy.
Here are a few of the important benefits of pet grooming:
Ears can be a concern for a number of different breeds who are more susceptible to infections and parasites. They should be clean and odor-free. Anything that looks red, swollen or has an unpleasant smell, plus any sign of infestation by mites or ticks, should be examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Eyes can also be prone to infection if the hairs around them are not kept trimmed. They should be bright and clear. Any watery eyes or anything that looks sore should also be checked by your veterinarian.
Regular teeth brushing is the only way to help combat periodontal disease, and if your pet has bad breath then it is a sure sign of a dental problem. Your vet will be happy to recommend pet-friendly toothbrushes and toothpastes - just ask!
Bathing your pet too often can actually have a detrimental effect on their health as it strips all of the natural oils from their skin, leaving them with dry, itchy patches which when scratched could then cause infection. That said, some washing is needed to ensure that your animal remains clean and germ-free. Ask your veterinarian what sort of bathing schedule they would recommend for your breed of dog or cat.
Pets can have extremely sharp nails which, if not frequently trimmed, can cause serious injury. Regular nail trims can reduce the risk of injury, prevent the nails from getting caught in carpet or other upholstery, and decreases the likelihood of ingrown nails. For older pets it can also ease arthritis and other joint pain.