Professional grooming helps keep your cat or dog looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time, energy, and potential stress (if you've ever tried to bathe a cat, you understand).
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos, and nail trims, our talented groomer Catherine Goodwin can provide all the hygiene and grooming services that your pet needs to stay clean, healthy, and as adorable as ever!
White House Animal Hospital offers services to help keep your cat or dog clean, happy, and looking their best! Catherine Goodwin, our in-house professional pet groomer, has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at White House Animal Hospital:
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following grooming services:
Although it is possible to groom your pet yourself - should you choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment - there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
Professional groomers have a wide range of industry-standard grooming tools at their disposal, from clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed for pets. Professional groomers also maintain a selection of specialty shampoos for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe and calm during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
We love our pets, but there are certain tasks that owners dread. Whether it's shampooing a muddy dog or emptying your pet's anal glands, a professional groomer has seen it all and will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.
The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. Talk to your pet's professional groomer to determine the best schedule for them.
Most grooming sessions take between 1-2 hours, but the duration of a grooming session will depend 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.
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 or special needs can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
Whether done by your pet, yourself, or a professional, there's no denying that grooming is necessary to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. Grooming can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your pet's coat, fleas, mats, and ticks.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make their coat shine, and many pets enjoy the sensation. Your pet's 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 knows what to look for. They keep an eye out for 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.
Our groomers have spent many hours learning how to best handle 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:
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a pet to perform a trick or task it knows
Our bathing services are available daily, and include a shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
White House Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of White House companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.