Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming keeps pets 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 grooming services. Our experienced groomer is well-versed in caring for all coat types and pets with different temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Surfside Animal Hospital.
- 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
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Anal gland expression
- Flea & tick shampoo treatment
- Hypoallergenic shampoo treatment
- 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 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, as well as many others.
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 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.
- 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 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.
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.
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:
• 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, anal gland extraction, blow-drying, and brushing.
Benefits of Bathing
Bathing cats and dogs regularly has several sanitary and dermatological benefits. Bathing:
- Removes dirt and odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies and skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health