Regular grooming is essential to the maintenance of your pet's health. A well groomed pet is more likely to be hugged, and pets live healthier lives when they are touched frequently and have a healthy coat and skin. Aside from keeping your pet smelling and looking attractive, grooming will help to prevent or impede such conditions as parasites and skin irritations.
While grooming should be done on a consistent basis, the frequency to which your pet needs to be groomed will depend somewhat on daily routines, coat type, age and general health. In addition, your pet will benefit from regular brushing to remove any loose hairs and dead skin cells, to rid the coat of debris and external parasites, to disseminate skin oils that form along the hair shafts, and to avoid matting.
We can assist in recommending the proper tools to use for your pet's coat type. If your pet suffers from allergies, our veterinarian may prescribe regular bathing as part of the treatment routine. Be sure to notify us of any special needs your pet may require such as specific shampoos or eye care and bring any of these products with you to your appointment. Please schedule your pet's appointment in advance, especially during the warmer summer months and near the holiday seasons.
We are happy to offer the following services to assist in the health and maintenance of your pet:
Grooming Services offered:
Wing and Nail Trims
Anal Gland Expressing
Full Service Grooming
Cat Shave Down
We understand that not every pet is amenable to being groomed. As such, we offer sedated grooming for those pets that need anesthesia to be safely groomed without the stress and worry that these pets experience.
In addition to our Assistants offering nail trims and baths during our regular office hours, Jefferson Animal Hospital has a groomer who provides a variety of grooming packages for dogs and cats.
Pet Grooming Packages
Complete Bath (canine or feline)—Includes shampoo, conditioner, blow dry, brush out, nail trim, ear cleansing, and anal gland expression (external).
Complete Groom (canine or feline)—Includes complete bath and breed-specific or customer requested haircut. Also, hair trim around paws, eye area trim, and ear plucking (if necessary).
Puppy and Kitten’s First Groom—Includes shampoo, conditioner, blow dry, brush out, nail trim, ear cleansing, and sanitary trim (if necessary). For puppies and kittens up to 25 pounds or five months of age or younger.
Grooming Appointment Requirements
All pets must be current on vaccinations and free of external parasites in order to be groomed. If your pet is not vaccinated at the Jefferson Animal Hospital, you must bring in proof of previous vaccinations. We require dogs to be current on rabies, DHLPPV, and Kennel Cough (Bordatella) vaccinations. Cats must be current on their rabies and FVRCP vaccines. This policy will be strictly enforced, both for your pet’s health and in the best interest of our other patients.
If external parasites are noted, your pet will be treated with appropriate preventatives at the owner’s expense.
Grooming appointments at Jefferson Animal Hospital can be scheduled by calling our client care specialist at (706) 367-5161. Our groomer will consult with you at your scheduled appointment time to discuss any special requests.