Cat & Dog Grooming
Diligent grooming helps to keep your pets looking and feeling clean and healthy. Proper grooming also saves time and energy.
From haircuts to help your furry friend beat the summer heat, to flea treatments, nail trims, and shampoos, our professional grooming services combine everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as cute as ever.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional-level grooming services at our Cincinnati vet hospital. Our groomers have experience with all kinds of coat typers and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Eastgate Animal Hospital.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Breed-specific haircuts
- Full haircuts
- Ear cleaning
- De-shedding treatments
- Brushing & de-matting
- Teeth brushing
- My dog is boarded with you, can they have a bath?
Our groomers offer bathing services for dogs that are boarding with us. Please let us know if you would like to have your dog bathed during their stay with us.
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Our professional groomers are equipped with a variety of grooming tools, from specialty skin products and various clippers to height-adjustable tables and specialty-designed bathtubs. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
Even though you love your pet very much, some aspects of pet grooming are highly unpleasant. From shampooing skunked and muddy dogs, to flea and tick removal and cleaning anal glands, our professional groomers know how to get the unpleasant tasks done for you with minimal hassle.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. In most cases, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of your pet, and the coat type and length. It also depends on what types of services are required to groom them. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between one and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming your pet is necessary for keeping the clean and healthy. Removing shedded but stuck fur, mats, fleas and ticks can help stop some health conditions from developing.
Mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every pet owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes, or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious, or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage the animal with the following steps:
• Offering treats
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available daily, and include shampooing, ear cleaning, nail trim, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Reduces shedding
- Softens and conditions coat
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions