Pet Bathing & Grooming
Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming at Voorhees Veterinary Center helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy. You can count on us to care for your cat or dog's grooming and bathing needs, and to save you and your companion a lot of time and energy.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos, and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay as clean, healthy, and as adorable as always!
Our full-service grooming department is supervised by our veterinary technical staff and offers professionally supervised sedation when necessary, as wells as assistance for special needs pets.
The experienced professionals at our hospital have the knowledge and capabilities to see to the grooming requirements of all breeds of cats and dogs.
How We Keep Your Pet Safe & Calm During Their Appointment
If your pet doesn't always enjoy the grooming process, our veterinary team can provide sedation to make the process as stress-free as possible.
If your cat or dog gets anxious or aggressive when being groomed, sedation can keep them relaxed and safe as we get them looking their best. Your companion will be monitored at all times and sedation will only be recommended when deemed necessary.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer high-quality grooming services at our animal hospital. Our team can help keep your pet feeling and looking fresh in a safe and comfortable environment.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Voorhees Veterinary Center.
How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious or aggravated pets. In cases where a dog or cat is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage with the following steps:
- A quiet, peaceful environment
- Offering treats
- Frequent breaks
- Opening a window or playing music
- Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
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.
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.
What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, as well as fleas, mats, and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Because mats are 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 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.
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 and conditioning
- Nail trimming and grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing and de-matting
- Full haircuts
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.
Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products, to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. 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.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.
Our bathing services are available daily and include a shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression, blow drying, and brushing.
The specialized shampoo we use will keep your cat or dog smelling fresh for weeks to come!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Professional bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies and skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health