At our Cordova animal hospital, we offer professional grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs.
Professional grooming doesn't just keep pets looking their best. It also helps keep them neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you the time and energy required to do it yourself.
From cuts to help your fluffy friend deal with the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our professional groomers offer everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital in Cordova.
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination the following during a grooming session:
While you may choose to take on the responsibility of grooming your pets yourself, there are a few good reasons to consider having the job done by a professional groomer:
Professional groomers have an enormous range of grooming tools at their disposal, from different types of clippers and specialty skin products, to adjustable grooming tables and baths designed specifically for pets. They also have access to a wide variety of specialty shampoos for cats and dogs with skin irritations, allergies, fleas and ticks, or for dogs that have been sprayed by a skunk.
Professional groomers know how to keep your pet safe and injury-free during grooming. They have lots of experience handling animals with behavioural issues, seniors, and those that require all manner of special handling.
No matter how much we love our pets, there are certain tasks that are less than pleasant when it comes to cleaning and grooming them. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer has the experience to get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss.
The right frequency of grooming sessions depends mostly on the pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. Generally speaking, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
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, and how many. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between two and three hours.
The cost of grooming varies depending on the breed, hair length, and type of coat the dog or cat has, and whether the animal has any significant behavioural issues. All of these factors impact the duration of the grooming session, and therefore the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
Our groomers have spent a lot of time handling stressed, anxious or aggressive animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, we may recommend sedation during the grooming session. Most of the time, however, we 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')