Bathing and Grooming
A benefit of using our grooming and bathing services at Loves Park Animal Hospital is that our veterinary team consults with our groomers in the case of skin issues or other noticeable health issues. This gives your cat or dog a reason to strut and gives you the peace of knowing that every visit to Animal Hospital of Loves Park is another promise for a long and happy life for your pet.
It is common for grooming and bathing to come in packages. But, depending on what you want, every visit is unique to you and your dog. Bathing, nail clipping, and brush outs are the first things to consider when deciding on what services best fit you and your pup.
The other services provided by groomers include:
- Brush out with trim
- Full haircuts
- Short, long, and breed-specific cuts
- De-shedding treatments (specialized conditioner to help moisturize dry skin)
Cat grooming is a bit simpler. Services provided for felines include:
- Nail trim or nail filing
- Shave downs
- De-shedding treatments
Medical Services Are Available
Our veterinary team includes groomers. It is they who identify growths and skin conditions. More than that, groomers perform various medical services for your pet including:
- Cleaning the ears
- Vaccinations approved by the veterinarian
- Medicated baths
- Anal gland expression
Regular Grooming Is Important
Dog and cat ownership means keeping up with appointments for your pet. Grooming is part of that schedule. Consistency is important when it comes to pet grooming. It is about keeping them looking great, but more so, it is to help them feel good. A proper bathing and grooming schedule keeps the dog’s and cat’s skin and hair in good and healthy condition.
Natural shampoos and conditioners are part of the process. Bathing allows for the groomer to check for growths and scaly skin that are indications of more serious health problems. Groomers also teach pet owners how to perform simple services at home. For example, nail trims for calmer cats and dogs between visits are a great idea. We all know how their nails can get out of hand quickly.
Our Loves Park Veterinarian and Grooming Team
Is your pet’s coat out of hand? Is your pet hard to wash on your own? At Animal Hospital of Loves Park, we know it is important to groom and bathe your pet regularly, and we have the know-how to make it safe and simple. Call us today at 815-986-4445 to schedule an appointment.