Why is grooming important?

Grooming is an important part of pet care. Depending on the breed, age, and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine. Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable. Some breeds don’t shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6 – 8 weeks. Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.

Our Grooming Services

For cats and small dogs that are unable to be handled by regular groomers, we are able to clip them under a sedation. Please note we are not specialist groomers and do not do breed-specific clips. However, every attempt will be made to have your dog or cat feeling cooler for summer. We are also able to clip their nails and give them a bath at your request.

As with all sedation, there is a risk that your pet’s health may be compromised during the time the sedative is given. To minimise this risk, your pet will have need to have had a consultation with one of our vets in the last 6 months. Pre-anaesthetic bloods tests are also highly recommended for older patients to make sure that their liver and kidneys are able to tolerate the sedation.

*Grooming services do not include a veterinary consultation. Depending on individual patients, this may be an additional cost.

Grooming at Home

We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:

  • Decreased chance of skin problems
  • Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
  • Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament.
  • Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
  • Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact
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