How often should my pet be groomed?
The question of how often your pet should be groomed should be determined by a few different factors: your pets breed, size and what kind of hair coat your pet has. Dogs that have a longer hair coat will have to be groomed more frequently than shorter coated dogs. Also the thickness of the coat will also need to be considered. The thinner the hair the more likely it will become matted. Which means they will have to have their hair brushed every day, twice daily or getting a shaved down, will reduce the job of brushing your pet.
Dogs that have a medium to short coat but have a thick undercoat during the winter will also need to be brushed and groomed more frequently especially when they are blowing their coats. Bathing these dogs once to twice a month just to get all the under coat out will drastically reduce the hair volume coming out.
Pay attention to your pet's breed and research how often they should be brushed, if they need their ears plucked, nails trimmed etc.
The Skin & Coat of your pet
Your pet's skin and coat are a reflection of his overall health. A clean shiny coat and healthy skin are signs of well being. A dull, matted, dirty coat is more than just poor grooming. These conditions could be a sign of illness or poor diet. Keeping your pet's coat clean and well-groomed enables you and your groomer to notice skin problems, lumps, and other changes in your pet's condition before they become serious.
Grooming includes cleaning the ears and removing excess hair. Especially in dogs with droopy ears.
Feet and Nails
Long nails are not only noisy, they are painful. Grooming includes trimming or filing your pets nails, and removing excess hair that can trap foreign objects in the fur between the pads. Foot comfort is as important for your dog as it is for you.
Clipping, hand scissoring, and specialty trims require knowledge, experience, and skill. Our groomers are fully qualified, and talented and experienced.
Standard Full Service Groom Includes
- Ears Cleaned
- Hair between paw pads shaved or trimmed
- "Sanitary" area shaved or trimmed
- Nails trimmed or filed
- Anal glands expressed (externally)
- Bath with all natural shampoo products
- Complete brushing to remove undercoat and mats
- Hi-velocity drying to remove excess coat
- Cool cage dry
- Any trim or cut desired
- All services are available ala-carte
Our 3 groomers would love to pamper your pets. They have been grooming critters for quite some time, and truly enjoy their jobs. Trena, Amanda and Monica will work with you to make sure your pet leaves here looking their best! They strive to make both you and your pet happy.
Trena has been grooming since 2004 and had her own grooming business in Las Vegas NV called Love-A-Pup. She joined Critter Clinic in 2008 and has been loving our pets since. Trena only grooms dogs, but will take any size!
Amanda is our feline expert! She has been grooming since 2008 and has developed a soft spot for the feisty ones. She can and will do any kitty, even the ones that need to be under anesthesia. She is also one of our Vet Techs here!
Monica is new to us from Utah. She taught herself how to groom around 2003 from a library book when she suddenly found herself a single mother with no skills. She has 4 dogs, one even being and search and rescue cadaver dog! Monica loves grooming dogs of all sizes.