Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps to keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean and healthy. It saves pet-owners heaps of time and energy that they otherwise would have to spend caring for their pet's grooming needs.
From haircuts that help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat to treatments for flea control, nail trims and more, our grooming and bathing services ensure that your pets gets everything they need to stay clean, healthy, happy and look their best for longer!
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services at our animal hospital. Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience required to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Mountainaire Animal Clinic.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Ear cleaning
- Full haircuts
- Teeth brushing
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Brushing & de-matting
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have a wide variety of tools at their disposal, from clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs that are designed especially 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.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that 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.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The frequency that your pet will need to be professionally groomed will depend on a number of factors. These include your pet's breed, hair length and their type of coat. In most instances, grooming should be scheduled at least once each month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a given grooming session will depend on your companion's size, their coat type and its length.
It will also depend on what types of services are required to groom them. Generally, grooming sessions at our hospital take between one and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
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.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
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 can cause knots in your pet's hair to develop, they may lead to serious pain and discomfort. This is something any pet owner would want to avoid. A good brushing will help to make your pet's coat shine and nail trims will prevent curling of the nails in dogs.
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.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
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
• Frequent breaks
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available daily, including shampooing, nail trims, earl cleanings, anal gland extractions, blow-drying and brushing.
The shampoo we use will help to keep your pet smelling excellent for as long as 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Reduces shedding
- Softens and conditions coat
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health