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Pet Bathing & Grooming

At Picton Animal Hospital, we offer bathing and professional pet grooming to help your furry companion put their best paw forward.

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Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services

By bringing your pet in for professional grooming services, you can help keep them feeling clean and fresh while saving yourself time and energy.

The team provides haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat and to help control fleas. We also offer shampoo washes and nail trims. Our grooming and bathing services include everything they need to look their very best!

Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.

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Grooming & Bathing Services

Our services are available daily and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blow drying and brushing. The products that we use can help keep your pet smelling great for the next few weeks!

Along with helping them look their best, our grooming services also offer a number of other benefits, including:

  • Removes dirt and odour 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

Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs

Read through the FAQs below to learn more about professional pet grooming services at Picton 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
    • Breed-specific haircuts
    • De-shedding treatments
    • Ear cleaning
    • Brushing & de-matting
    • Full haircuts
  • 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 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 behavioural issues, and more.

    They take care of the unsavoury tasks.

    While we love our furry friends, there are some grooming tasks that are just downright unpleasant. 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.

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  • 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 behavioural issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of the 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. Your groomer will look for any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that have not been spotted, allowing for early intervention and treatment of any potential conditions.

  • 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. Some of the ways that our groomers will manage your pet include:

    • 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')

New Patients Welcome at Picton Animal Hospital

Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of cats and dogs. Get in touch with our team to book your pet's appointment. We happily welcome both local patients and seasonal tourists to our animal hospital in Picton.

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