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Professional pet grooming helps your pet to look and feel his best. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital in Charlotte NC, our professional groomers provide brushing, trimming and other grooming services to pets in Charlotte and the surrounding area. From long hair to short fur, our professional groomers can handle all different types of pet fur and each pet's unique needs.
There are many reasons to take your pet to the professional groomer on a regular basis.
Your pet's experience with the groomer will depend on the type of service your pet needs. When you bring your pet to the groomer, you'll first be asked to discuss your pet's needs. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we offer the following services:
Once you've selected the right services, you'll leave your pet with the groomer. Often a trip to the groomer will take a few hours, so you can run errands while your pet gets his day at the spa! When your pet is finished, the groomer will call to let you know it's time to pick up your furry friend.
Q: How often should your pet be groomed?
A: At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we recommend that most pets see the professional 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 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 on a regular basis. You should also get your pet's ears cleaned if he or she has a history of getting ear infections.
At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we provide professional grooming services for cats and dogs. Whether your cat needs to have fur trimmed or brushed, claws trimmed or needs an application of medicated shampoo, we can help. Our pet groomers have years of experience helping pets to look and feel their best! To make an appointment for pet grooming with your pet's veterinarian in Charlotte, NC, contact us today at 704-563-5858