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Bathing your dog, cat, or other pet on a regular basis plays an essential role in keeping your pet healthy. Bathing your pet at home is not always easy if your pet is large or gets nervous about baths. We have two locations in High Point, NC, where we offer pet grooming services to help you keep your pet healthy and looking its best. Our Total Care office provides bathing services, while our Skeet Club office provides a full range of pet grooming services, including baths, nail trimming, ear cleaning, hair brushing, and hair trimming.
How often should I bathe my pet?
People have many different types of pets, but dogs and cats are the pets that need to be bathed most often. That being said, dogs tend to need baths more often than cats. Cats do a lot of self-grooming and only need to be bathed when they get extremely dirty or are no longer able to clean certain areas of their body themselves, sometimes due to age.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recommends bathing dogs once every three months as a general rule. However, some dogs should be bathed more or less frequently, depending on their coat type and whether they have any skin conditions. Our veterinary staff can answer questions about how often to bathe your dog. We can also help with all of your dog’s pet grooming needs at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC.
How should I bathe my pet?
When it is time to bathe your cat or dog, it is best to brush your pet’s fur first. Brushing helps smooth matted areas and remove loose hair that can come out during bathing. A non-slip mat should be placed in bath, whether it is a sink, tub, pool, or other container. The non-slip mat can prevent injuries by keeping your pet from slipping during the bath. Use lukewarm water that is not too hot or cold and only fill the tub or container with three or four inches of water. If the water is too deep or an uncomfortable temperature, your pet might feel more nervous about bath time.
Once your pet is in the water, wet your dog or cat’s fur. You can use a cup, pitcher, or spray hose to do this. Next, rub your pet’s fur down with soap, beginning with the head and working your way down to the tail. Avoid applying soap to your pet’s eyes, ears, or nose and simply use a wet washcloth to clean the face. After rinsing the soap, gently pat your pet’s fur with a towel and then let your dog or cat finish drying themselves by shaking off excess water.
We are here to help you keep your pet clean, groomed, and healthy. Bathing services are available at our Total Care location in High Point by calling Total Care Veterinary Hospital at (336) 841-8877. For a full range of pet grooming services, call Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point at (336) 886-2315.
Just like you, your cat or dog needs regular grooming. Coat, ears, nails—they all require consistent and thorough attention to stay fresh, clean, and free of odors and parasites. Here at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC, the professional staff offers a full range of pet grooming services that will have your feline or canine friend looking and feeling great.
What are your pet grooming options?
In general, they're either at-home/do-it-yourself or professionally supervised by the four veterinarians here at Skeet Club and Total Care Veterinary Hospitals. Your at-home version may work depending on your experience, your pet's temperament, and the space/equipment you have available in your house or apartment. Additionally, you must consider your physical ability to handle your large breed dog or anxious cat, and how that may impact the outcome of brushing, bathing, and nail trimming.
Your cat should be brushed daily and bathed only when very dirty or when she just cannot keep herself clean anymore. A dog needs a full bath every three months, according to the ASPCA, or more often as lifestyle and owner ability warrant. Additionally, if your animal has behavioral considerations, skin conditions, or allergies, you may need help from the pet groomers here at our High Point location.
What we offer you and your pet
At Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, our team offers full grooming services. This includes:
- Nail trimming
- Ear care
The groomers are highly trained in all things canine and feline, including skin conditions, allergies, behavioral issues, and more. Your pet will leave the facility looking and smelling great, and feeling completely refreshed.
At Total Care Veterinary Hospital, the team offers baths for both cats and dogs, including large breeds. Does your dog have an extremely thick and matted coat? Our professionals can handle it, and with regular visits to our hospitals, your pet is assured of a pleasant experience and wonderful results.
At Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals, our doctors and support staff love caring for your furry friends. Call for a pet grooming appointment, won't you? For Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, phone (336) 886-2315 or for Total Care Veterinary Hospital, call (336) 841-8877.
Do you dread bathing and grooming your pet? Although some animals don't some mind the process, others turn into whirling Tasmanian devils the moment they hear the word "bath." Fortunately, you don't have to tackle the job (or your pet) when professional grooming services are offered by your furry friend's veterinary office. Our High Point, NC, veterinarians - Dr. Harvey Goho, Dr. Lydia Goho, and Dr. Shelly Figgatt of Skeet Club & Total Care Veterinary Hospitals - offer the veterinary care your pet needs to remain healthy and employ professional groomers who keep your pet clean and well groomed.
What services do professional groomers offer?
Grooming sessions in High Point may include:
- Baths, complete with shampoo, conditioner, and a blow dry
- Haircuts and trims
- Removal of matted fur
- Nail trims
- Ear cleaning
- Flea baths
Professional groomers understand that a bath or nail trim may seem a little scary to your pet. They're accustomed to putting nervous pets at ease and use safe pet handling techniques to ensure that your friend emerges from the experience unscathed.
What are the benefits of professional grooming?
In addition to improving your pet's appearance, grooming sessions offer these benefits:
- No More Trashed Bathrooms: You'll appreciate turning bath time over to the professionals if your entire bathroom ends up soaked when you attempt to bathe your pet at home.
- Breed-Specific Haircuts: Getting a breed-specific cut just right takes skill. Fortunately, professional groomers are familiar with the most popular cuts.
- Detection of Health Problems: Although groomers aren't veterinarians, they may notice signs of potential health problems when they groom your pet. If the groomer feels a lump on your pet's body or sees bald patches or rashes, he or she will inform you. Before you leave the office, you can make a convenient appointment with the veterinarian.
Would you like to schedule a pet grooming session? Full grooming services are offered by Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital and baths only are provided by Total Care Veterinary Hospital. Schedule an appointment for grooming services or a visit with our High Point, NC, veterinarians - Dr. Harvey Goho, Dr. Lydia Goho, and Dr. Shelly Figgatt - by calling (336) 886-2315 for Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, or (336) 841-8877 for Total Care Veterinary Hospital.
Like their humans, pets need a little pampering and professional care every now and then to remain happy and healthy. From grooming to dermatology services, the veterinarians at Total Care Veterinary Hospital & Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC, are dedicated to treating your furry loved ones like a cherished member of the family.
Pet Grooming in High Point, NC
Every pet's needs are different, and some will require more care than others depending on factors like the type and length of their coat, breed, etc. Like many pet owners, you may prefer to groom and bathe your dog or cat on your own. And while nothing can compare to regular TLC and bonding time between you and your pet, the American Kennel Club recommends scheduling a professional grooming session and bath from time to time to ensure that your dog reaps all of the benefits of a professional treatment.
Benefits of Professional Pet Grooming
There are a number of benefits to taking your pet for professional grooming services, whether they are docile and well behaved, or have a lot of energy and even more colorful personalities that require a little extra patience and skill. Some of the benefits of going to a professional groomer include:
- Professional tools and techniques
- Save time - No need to set aside time from your schedule to give your dog a bath at home (and additional time to clean up after), you can drop your pet off at the veterinary hospital and run some errands, or get some coffee and then pick them up when they're ready to go!
- Specialized care according to breed and your dog's individual needs
Veterinary Hospital in High Point, NC
For more information on grooming, boarding, and veterinary services, contact us today by calling (336) 886-2315 to schedule an appointment at Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, or (336) 841-8877 for Total Care Veterinary Hospital.
Keeping your pet clean, happy and healthy is your responsibility as a pet owner. We understand this at Total Care and Skeet Club
Veterinary Hospitals and know just what to do to achieve those goals. Our High Point, NC veterinary team is here to help you and your pet feel and look their best. We offer a full range of grooming services.
Grooming Services in High Point
An important grooming component for your pet is bathing. Before their bath, we will brush your pet to remove any hair and mats. We will then place them in a small basin with a non-slip mat on the bottom and wash your pet thoroughly with products that will work for them and their coat specifically. After the bath, we will wipe your pet down with a towel and allow them to finish drying themselves off.
Regular grooming helps catch potential health conditions with your pets. For instance, regular brushing and grooming of cats prevent severe hairballs from occurring and causing intestinal issues. By cleaning the eyes and ears thoroughly, you will prevent redness or irritation from occurring. Ears need routine checks too to make sure no debris is evident. This also helps to prevent infections. Also, regular nail trimming helps protect the toe pad and reduce the chance of the nail cutting your pet's paws, causing pain or infection.
How Grooming at a High Point Vet Office Can Help Your Pet
The easiest way to keep your pet the cleanest is with the help of our grooming services. We can trim their nails and give them a comprehensive hair cut too, all in one visit. You can be rest assured that they will be bathed and groomed safely and thoroughly at our High Point, NC veterinary office. In order to get the pet grooming help you need, call our professional staff today. We are ready and willing to help you make your pet clean, happy and healthy in 2017! We can’t wait to meet you.