Pet Bathing & Grooming
Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps to keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
From haircuts to help your furry family member manage the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean and maintain healthy skin and a shiny manageable coat!
Ensure That Your Pet Looks Their Very Best
We offer professional grooming services to help Agua Dulce pets look and feel fantastic. Our professional groomers have the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, our experienced team can provide a combination the following services during your dog or cat's grooming appointment:
- Grooming for Cats, Dogs & Bunnies
- Bath & Brush
- Specialty Cuts
- Nail trimming
- Ear Cleaning
- Anal Gland Expression
- 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:
Professional groomers have the right tools.
Professional groomers have 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, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
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.
Groomers take care of those unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff 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, 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 professionally trained and experienced 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 by appointment, and include a thorough shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
We also stock a range of products that can help to keep your cat or dog smelling great for days!
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
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Gives us the opportunity to monitor your pet's coat and skin health
New Patients Welcome
Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about the health of Agua Dulce companion animals and horses. Get in touch today to book your four-legged friend's first appointment.