Pet Grooming & Bathing
Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat to shampoos and nail trims, our grooming, and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy, and as adorable as ever!
Our groomer is only able to provide these services to pets smaller than 45 lbs and who are up-to-date on all of their core vaccinations (DHPP, Bordetella, Rabies, etc). Ask us whether your pet qualifies for our grooming services today.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services at our animal hospital. Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all hair lengths and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at La Pine 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:
- Full haircuts
- Breed-specific haircuts
- Ear cleaning
- De-shedding treatments
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Brushing & de-matting
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet on your own, there are many reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Our professional groomer has a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies and skin irritations.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
A professional groomer knows 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, certain tasks are far from pleasant. A professional groomer will get the yucky stuff such as anal gland expression done with a minimum of fuss – 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, as well as mats. 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 groomer has spent many hours handling stressed, anxious, or aggravated animals. We may recommend anesthesia for cats who are fearful or aggressive during grooming. Most of the time, 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 daily, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
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
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Softens and conditions coat