Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional pet grooming keeps your cat or dog looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy, while also saving you time and energy.
From summer haircuts to flea control treatments, shampoos, and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy, and as adorable as ever!
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
At our animal hospital, we provide professional pet grooming services. Our professional groomer is well-versed in grooming pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Cat & Dog Grooming FAQs
Eastham Veterinary Hospital has the answers to your most frequently asked questions about pet grooming.
- What do grooming services include?
During a grooming session, we can provide a combination of the following services based on your pet's needs:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full haircuts
- 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 compelling reasons to hire a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have access to a wide range of grooming tools, including clippers and specialty skin products, as well as adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also stock a variety of specialty shampoos for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even dogs sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers understand how to keep your cat or dog safe while grooming. They have handled seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and other animals.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we adore our pets, some tasks are far from pleasurable when it comes to cleaning and grooming them. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will do the dirty work, so you don't have to.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The frequency of grooming sessions should be determined by your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. Regular grooming, on the other hand, should be done about once a month in most cases.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The length of a grooming session is determined by your pet's size, coat type, and length. It also depends on the services that are required to groom them. Having said that, the majority of grooming sessions at our hospital last 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 necessary to keep your pet clean and healthy. This task can remove shed fur from your dog's coat, as well as fleas, mats, and ticks. Other health problems can also be slowed or prevented.
Mats can cause knots in your pet's hair, which can cause pain and discomfort, which every owner wants to avoid. Brushing your dog's coat will also make it shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and germ invasion.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is critical for your pet's health, and the groomer will be aware of what to look for. They will detect any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes, or lesions that even the most diligent owner may miss. They may also detect an underlying issue, and the sooner these problems are identified, the sooner they can be treated.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent countless hours dealing with stressed, anxious, or agitated animals. Sedation during the grooming session may be recommended if the animal is particularly fearful or aggressive. However, most of the time, our groomer can handle the animal by taking the following steps:
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available every day and include shampooing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland extraction, blow-drying, and brushing.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
Bathing cats and dogs regularly have several sanitary and dermatological benefits. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health