When it comes to keeping your pet looking and feeling their best, pet grooming is a must. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, our staff provide brushing, trimming, medicated or regular baths, and other pet grooming services in Charlotte. Whether your pet has long hair or short fur, our staff can handle their needs and leave them looking and feeling amazing.
Benefits of Pet Grooming
There are several reasons to have your pet groomed regularly. For starters, it’s good for their health. Our staff in Charlotte can detect problems like fleas and ticks and use medicated shampoos to eliminate the problem. Having your pet groomed ensures their comfort, too, and keeps them looking their best.
Our Grooming Services: What to Expect
Your pet’s experience with our groomer varies depending on what type of service they need. When you bring your pet in, we will discuss their needs with you and recommend appropriate services, such as:
Anal gland expression
Wash and brush
Once you’ve selected the services your pet needs, you will leave them with our staff. Your pet’s spa day will likely take a few hours, so you can feel free to run some errands or relax until your companion is ready. When they are finished, our staff will give you a call to let you know it’s time to come pick up your furry friend.
Pet Grooming FAQs
Q: How often should your pet be groomed?
A: At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we recommend that most pets see a groomer at least once per year. Some pets need to be groomed more frequently to keep their fur out of their eyes and to ensure that their coats are trim and clean.
Q: What is anal gland expression?
A: Anal gland expression is a procedure that involves squeezing the anal gland to express the fluid inside. Anal gland expression can prevent the anal glands from becoming infected. Getting your pet's anal glands expressed is especially important if your pet has a history of scooting their rear, licking their rear, or a history anal gland infection.
Q: When should your pet's fur be shaved?
A: Fur shaving is a service provided to pets with a full coat. Most pets have their fur shaved at the end of the spring or the beginning of summer when the weather becomes warm. Fur shaving can help keep your pet comfortable throughout the warmest months of the year.
Q: How can you tell if your pet needs an ear cleaning?
Pets with long, floppy ears are prone to infection, so if your pet has long ears, it's a good idea to have them cleaned regularly. You should also get your pet's ears cleaned if he or she has a history of getting ear infections.
Pet Grooming in Charlotte
For expert pet grooming in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, look no further than Hickory Grove Animal Hospital. We offer a complete range of services for dogs and cats, and our groomers have years of experience helping pets look and feel their best. Call now to schedule an appointment.
Experienced Veterinarian in Charlotte
Hickory Grove Animal Hospital provides pet grooming for dogs and cats in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, including Matthews, Mint Hill, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Harrisburg, and the University area.