Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming services help to keep your pets neat, clean, and healthy. They also save you lots of time and energy that you'd otherwise need to spend on this process.
From haircuts to help your pet manage their temperature in the summer heat, to treatments to control fleas, coat-cleaning shampoos, and nail trimming, our bathing and grooming services are comprehensive. They include everything your beloved pet needs to stay healthy, clean and just as adorable as the day you met them!
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services at our Mandeville veterinary hospital. The professional grooming staff has the extensive knowledge and experience required to groom pets of all coat types, breeds and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read answers to some of the questions our grooming staff is asked most frequently about grooming pets in Mandeville.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on the needs of your unique pet, we are able to provide you with a combination of the following services during a grooming session:
- De-shedding treatments
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Ear cleaning
- Full haircuts
- Breed-specific haircuts
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you might choose to take on the duties of a professional groomer, there are some good reasons, beyond the time and energy it will cost you, for you to have the job done by a professional groomer.
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers use a wide range of grooming tools that they have at their disposal. These include various clippers and specialty products for your pet's skin as well as specialized grooming tables and bathtubs designed for pets. Our groomers also keep a wide variety of specialized shampoos on hand for use with dogs and cats that have allergies, fleas, ticks and even for dogs who have been sprayed by skunks recently.
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 as pet owners love our pets, when it comes to their grooming and cleaning, there are certain tasks that are distinctly unpleasant. From shampooing dogs that have been sprayed by a skunk to expressing anal glands, our professional groomers are able to get the yucky stuff out of the way for you without the fuss.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The proper frequency that you should bring your pet in will depend on their hair length, coat type and breed among other factors. In many cases, though, grooming should be done about once every month or so.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of your pet, and the coat type and length. It also depends on what types of services are required to groom them. That said, most 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 sessions are critical to ensuring that your pet stays healthy and clean. This task is able to remove the fur that they have shed and become stuck in your dog's coat as well as mats and external parasites like fleas or ticks. Groomers are also capable of halting or preventing other health issues altogether.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
The early detection of skin issues or infections is key to your pet's health and your groomer will know what to look for. They'll find any lumps, bumps, rashes, lesions or other kinds of inflammation that may be missed by even the most diligent owners. Groomers may also be able to catch any underlying issues. The sooner these issues are uncovered, the sooner they can be treated.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, aggravated, or anxious animals. In many cases where a pet is especially aggressive or fearful, we may recommend sedation during a grooming session. Most of the time, however, our groomer is able to manage the animal's fears 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')
Our bathing services are available daily, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Reduces shedding
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Softens and conditions coat
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions