Having your cat or dog professionally groomed helps keep them looking and feeling healthy and clean. It could also save you a lot of energy and time.
We offer services such as haircuts to help your furry pup manage the summer heat, nail trims, shampoos, and flea control treatments our grooming and bathing services come with everything your cat or dog needs to stay clean, healthy, and as cute as ever!
At our animal clinic, we offer professional grooming services. On staff, we have a certified pet aesthetician who has the knowledge and experience to help groom cats and dogs of all temperaments and coat types. They are also trained in dermatology so they can help find and help treat any skin and coat conditions.
Below we have the answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about the pet grooming services we offer at Animal Health Services.
Depending on the needs of your pet we can offer a combination of the following in a grooming session:
While you can decide to personally take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet, there are a handful of great reasons to have the task completed by a professional groomer:
Professional groomers have a variety of grooming tools at their disposal, such as various clippers, specialty skin products, adjustable grooming tables, and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also have a range of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with skin irritations, allergies, fleas, and ticks, as well as one for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
Professional groomers know how to keep your dog or cat safe during grooming. They have experience handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
No matter how much we adore and love our pets when it's time to clean and groom them, there are certain tasks that aren't very pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer can complete the yucky stuff with little or no fuss – so you don't have to.
The frequency of how often your pet needs a grooming session will depend on their breed, hair length, and coat type. Most of the time, however, routine grooming should be done approximately once a month.
The length of your pet's grooming session will depend on their size, and coat length, and type. It will also be based on the services that are required to groom them. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital can anywhere between one and two hours.
The cost of our grooming services will vary depending on your pet's breed, size, and coat type. 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 an essential part of maintaining your pets' health and keeping them clean. This job can remove any fur that has been shed and gotten stuck to your dog’s coat, mats, ticks, and fleas. Other health conditions can also be stopped or prevented.
Because mats can lead to knots in your pet’s fur, it can cause them pain and discomfort - something every pet parent wishes to prevent. A good brushing will also make your cat or dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
Our certified pet aesthetician is trained to detect dermatological conditions and skin infections early which is key to your pet’s health, and they 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 your pet is especially fearful or aggressive, we might recommend sedation for the grooming session. Most of the time, however, our vets can manage the animal with the following steps:
• Frequent breaks
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
We are pleased to offer bathing services which consists of shampooing, brushing, blow-drying, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction.
There is a handful of sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
We are honored that you are considering us to groom your furry companion. We strive to help your pet put their best paw forward by making them look and feel healthy and clean. To schedule an appointment for your kitty or pooch complete the form below.
Animal Health Services is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Cave Creek companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.