Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps keep pets neat, clean, and healthy – while also saving you time and energy.
From summer haircuts and stylish cuts 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
At our animal hospital, we provide professional grooming services. Our professional groomer is knowledgeable and experienced in grooming pets with a variety of coat types and personalities.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Visit Heart of Suwanee Animal Hospital and read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming.
- What do grooming services include?
We can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session, depending on your pet's needs:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full, stylish haircuts
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may be tempted to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are several compelling reasons to hire a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have access to a variety of grooming tools, ranging from specialized clippers and skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. Additionally, they stock a variety of specialty shampoos for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even dogs sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers are trained in keeping your cat or dog safe while being groomed. They have experience working with senior citizens, animals that exhibit behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we adore our pets, some tasks are far from pleasurable 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 will take care of the unpleasant tasks quickly and efficiently – so you don't have to.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The appropriate frequency of grooming sessions is determined by the breed, hair length, and coat type of your pet. However, in the majority of cases, regular grooming should occur approximately once a month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The length of a grooming session is determined by your pet's size, coat type, and length. Additionally, it is dependent on the type of grooming services required. Having said that, the majority of grooming sessions at our hospital last between an hour and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, the type of coat they have, as well as any significant behavioral problems. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming is required to keep your pet clean and healthy. This task can be used to remove shed fur that has adhered to your dog's coat, as well as fleas, mats, and ticks. Additional health problems can also be halted or prevented.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet's hair, this can result in pain and discomfort, which every owner wishes to avoid. A thorough brushing will also bring out the shine in your dog's coat. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent them from curling and allowing germs to enter.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is critical for your pet's health, and your groomer will be familiar with the signs. They will detect any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes, or lesions that even the most conscientious owner may miss. They may also detect an underlying issue, and the sooner these issues are identified and treated, the better.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomer has spent numerous hours dealing with animals that are stressed, anxious, or aggravated. Sedation may be recommended during the grooming session if the animal is particularly fearful or aggressive. However, in the majority of cases, our groomer can manage the animal by following 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 daily bathing services include shampooing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland extraction, as well as blow-drying and brushing.
Benefits of Bathing
Regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs have several sanitary and dermatological benefits. 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