What’s the difference between traditional and medical grooming?
Traditional grooming includes a luxurious spa bath, full haircut (as required), towel dry or speed dry, nail trimming for overgrown and/or deformed nails, anal gland expression, and ear cleaning.
Medical grooming includes treatment, when necessary, for allergies, yeast infections, seborrhea (dandruff), anal gland expression, hotspots and ringworm lesions, sedated grooming for older patients and those requiring extra stress reduction. We safely clip matted hair which can be uncomfortable for your pet and can easily hide more serious skin issues underneath. Medical grooming services are provided for dogs, cats, and rabbits!
Most animals can be groomed without sedation or anesthesia; however, there are many pet patients who require a little sedation to achieve adequate grooming. Primary candidates for our sedated pet grooming service are animals who struggle with behavioral aggression, those who are easily stressed, and those who struggle with physical pain, particularly due to heavy matting.
Our main priority is our patient’s safety and comfort. Our veterinarian works closely with hospital staff to ensure the safety of your pet during grooming while under sedation. Doctors and technicians will perform pre-anesthetic testing, administer medications as necessary, and monitor your pet during the entirety of their visit.
A key benefit of regular grooming at our facilities is that we become familiar with your pet’s medical and emotional needs, allowing us to recognize developing problems before they escalate (i.e. skin conditions, parasite infections, new lumps or masses, swelling, tenderness, etc.).
If you believe your pet may benefit from our medical and/or sedated pet grooming service, please contact our staff today to schedule a consultation with our veterinarian. Call 561-395-4030.