Professional Pet Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
From breed standard and puppy cut to shave downs, simple baths, and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!
Martha is our master groomer and has worked with everything from show dogs to family pets to make each and every one of them look (and smell) their best. Her schedule fills up fast, so make sure to contact us well in advance.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services at our animal hospital. Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Pittsboro Animal Hospital.
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. Most of the time, though, our groomer 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')
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 behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of the cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
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. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes, or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
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
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full haircuts
What vaccinations does my pet need to be groomed?
All grooming dogs are required to be current on Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella vaccines. In the absence of proper vaccination documentation, scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors is mandatory before a grooming session, to receive the required updates.
We require all cats to have up-to-date Rabies and FVRCP vaccinations.
Note that we only recognize vaccinations given by a licensed veterinarian.
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 behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. 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.
Our bathing services are available daily, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying, and brushing.
The shampoo will keep your cat or dog smelling good for weeks to come!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health