Professional cat or dog grooming services help to keep your pets looking and feeling neat, clean and healthy. This also saves you plenty of time and energy too!
From haircuts for the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean and healthy.
At Veterinary Associates, we take our pet grooming services seriously. Our vets know that not only does grooming help your companion to look their best, but it also can prevent uncomfortable skin and coat issues from arising and impacting your pet's quality of life and overall health.
We are proud to offer professional grooming services for cats and dogs at our animal hospital. The professional groomer at Veterinary Associates has all of the knowledge and experience needed to groom pets of different temperaments and types.
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Veterinary Associates.
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
While you may wish to take the responsibility and time commitment of grooming on yourself, there are a few good reasons why you should have the job done by a professional groomer.
Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. 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.
Professional groomers know what they need to do in order to help keep your dog or cat safe during the grooming process. They are experienced in handling pets with anxiety, behavioral issues and senior pets among many others.
No matter how much we love our four-legged companions, certain parts of cleanings and grooming them are far from pleasant.
From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.
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.
The length of your pet's grooming session will depend on your companion's size, their coat type and its length. This will also depend on what kinds of services will be required to completely groom your companion.
That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between one and two hours.
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, fleas, mats and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Since mats may cause knots in your pet's hair, they can cause pain and discomfort. A good brushing will also help your pet's coat shine. Nail trims as well will help to prevent curling in your pup's nails and put a stop to invading germs or infection.
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.
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage the animal with the following steps:
• Offering treats
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Opening a window or playing music
• Frequent breaks
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
We offer bathing services daily and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleanings and anal gland extraction on top of blow-drying and brushing.
The shampoo will keep your cat or dog smelling good for up to 2 weeks!
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
Veterinary Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Grenada companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.