Pet Bathing & Grooming
Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
With professional grooming, we can help keep your pet looking and feeling neat, clean and healthy — and save you the time, energy and frustration of doing it yourself.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend better deal with the summer heat to shampoos, nail trims and flea control treatments, our grooming and bathing services cover everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services five days a week. Our professional groomer brings years of knowledge and experience in grooming pets of all temperaments and coat types.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received about pet grooming at North Tollway Pet Hospital.
- What do grooming services include?
The following services are included in each grooming session:
- Ear Cleaning
- Ear Plucking
- Nail Trim
- Anal Gland Expression
These services are available at additional cost:
- Hot oil treatments
- Nail grinding
- Flea treatment
- Medicated baths
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may decide to take on the responsibility and time investment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to take your cat or dog to a professional groomer to have the job done:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers bring a wide range of grooming tools to the job, from specialty skin products and various clippers to bathtubs designed especially for pets and adjustable grooming tables. They also have a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for dogs and cats with fleas and ticks, skin irritations and allergies, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know how 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.
We love our pets, but when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant and better handled by a professional. From shampooing skunked or muddied dogs to removing ticks and fleas and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will take care of the yucky stuff effectively with minimum fuss — so you don't have to.
- 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.
- 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 type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioural issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- 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, fleas, mats and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
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 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.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling 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
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available daily. They include a shampoo, nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland expression, as well as blow drying and brushing.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
Your cat or dog will enjoy several sanitary and dermatological benefits courtesy of regular bathing sessions. Bathing:
- Softens and conditions coat
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin condition
New Patients Welcome
North Tollway Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Dallas companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.