Why Regular Pet Grooming is So Important

When was the last time your pet was professionally groomed? No matter what type of pet you own, there’s a good chance he or she could benefit from routine grooming. The most common services we offer are that of dog grooming, which is important for keeping your pet not only looking great, but feeling great as well. Regular dog grooming is important for all breeds, but this is especially true for long-haired breeds, as their fur has a tendency to clump easily. Unfortunately, even a seemingly small fur clump can be extremely painful for your pet and can be difficult to remove or otherwise get rid of once it begins. By having your long-haired dog regularly groomed (and by brushing your dog at home in between professional grooming sessions), you can avoid this painful clumping and matting. This same concept applies to long-haired cats.

In addition to keeping your pet’s fur clean and clump-free, it’s also important to have your pet’s nails trimmed occasionally. There are many benefits to this, such as protecting your furniture from damage (especially true if you have cats) and protecting you from potential injury. For dogs, regular nail trimming can also protect any wood or laminate flooring in your home from becoming scratched by long and sharp claws.

Grooming Services Offered

No matter what kind of pet you have, Ellerslie Pet Hospital offers a wide range of grooming services to suit your needs. Our compassionate and experienced groomers offer bathing, including medicated baths for pets with skin conditions or allergies. If your pet has an undercoat that is shedding, we also offer de-shedding treatments to help cut down on this all-too-common problem. We can also provide specialty trims and cuts for both dogs and cats, so if you have a long-haired pet and are looking for the right solution, speak with our groomer for a recommendation.

Our groomers also provide nail trimming services in our office, which we highly recommend for pet owners who aren’t confident or experienced in trimming their pets’ nails on their own. Trying to trim your own pet’s nails without the proper tools or knowledge and result in pain, bleeding, and discomfort for your pet.

Schedule a Grooming Appointment: Call Our Veterinarian in Edmonton Today

If you’re interested in finding out more about our pet grooming services or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our veterinarian in Edmonton today. You can reach Ellerslie Pet Hospital by calling¬† (780) 702-7738. We look forward to helping your pet look and feel its absolute best!