Every animal needs to be groomed as part of a healthy hygiene routine. Regular grooming can avoid concerns such as fleas and ticks, painful matting, skin disorders, and other conditions that may go unseen.
At Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital the grooming for your pet includes a bath, clip, toenail trimming and ear cleaning. If your pet has a special need such as anal gland expression or teeth brushing, please let us know.
The best way for us to know what style you want for your pet is by showing us a picture. We have several books and posters to show you different styles, but if you find a great picture of your dog or your dog’s breed please share it with us!
Regular bathing keeps your pet’s coat clean and fresh! If bathing your dog or cat at home, be sure to use a shampoo made for pets, the shampoos made for people have pH levels that can be harmful to your pet’s skin and coat.
Toenail trimming and ear cleaning should be done at least once a month. We’d be happy to show you the proper technique; we don’t want you or your pet to be accidentally injured.
We carry products for all types of hair and coats. Please ask us which shampoo, comb or brush is right for your pet. Brushing your pet between grooming visits is very important. Brushing helps reduce shedding and fur matting. A mat on your dog or cat’s fur can be painful if close to the skin and can start to affect the muscle underneath if left untreated.
Mats are painful for your pet. Be sure to brush your pet regularly! Unlike popular belief, shaving your dog in the warm weather does not cool them. Breeds, such as Golden Retrievers and Huskies, have thick fur and are naturally insulated; these dogs keep their temperature regulated under normal conditions. The only time shaving is necessary is if the animal has severe matting or the owner is not able to brush them due to temperament. Some breeds like Poodles and Shih Tzus get clipped very short, but not shaved down to the skin. Dogs can get sunburn just as people can.
Puppies as young as 12 weeks are welcome to come in to meet Veronique and get used to being on a grooming table, being bathed and brushed, and having their nails trimmed. The first puppy haircut depends on the breed but normally puppies start being groomed around 16 weeks. Remember shorthaired dogs need grooming too! We have professional equipment to remove your dog’s undercoat. This drastically reduces how much your shorthaired dog will shed. All dogs that visit the Grooming Salon need to be current on rabies, distemper and kennel cough vaccines. We also strongly recommend a canine influenza vaccine because your dog will be in close proximity to others.
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