Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Our professional grooming services help keep your pet looking and feeling neat, clean and healthy — and save you both time, energy and frustration so you can get back to having fun.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend stay cool in the summer heat to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services cover everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
Our professional grooming services are available one day each week. Jake is our professional groomer and has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all temperaments and coat types.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions we've received about pet grooming from clients at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination the following during a grooming session:
- Full haircuts
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you might choose to take on the time commitment and great responsibility of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to consider having a professional groomer do the job:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various specialty skin products and clippers to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also have a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for dogs and cats with allergies, fleas and ticks, skin irritations and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know how to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling animals with behavioral issues, seniors and more.
They take care of the unsavoury tasks.
We love our pets — that's indisputable! But when it comes to grooming and cleaning them, some tasks are far from pleasant. From shampooing skunked or muddy dogs to removing ticks and fleas and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer gets the yucky stuff done with a minimum amount of fuss — so you don't have to.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
Depending on your pet's breed, coat type and hair length, the proper frequency of grooming sessions will vary. In most cases, pets should come in for a regular grooming session about once a month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session will vary depending on your pet's size, coat type and length. Which types of services are needed to groom them will also impact the amount of time your pet spends with us. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between one and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming varies depending your pet's breed and size, and type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioural issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- 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.
- 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')
Our bathing services are available daily. They include a nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland extraction and shampooing, in addition to blow drying and brushing.
We use Fresh n' Clean to keep your dog or cat smelling good for two weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
Cats and dogs can reap numerous sanitary and dermatological benefits from regular bathing sessions. 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
New Patients Welcome
Dana Park Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Redding companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.