Pet Grooming For Cats and Dogs
Finn Hill Animal Hospital believes that pet grooming is an integral part of the pet healthcare process. Our Kirkland veterinarian, Dr. Raja Velu, provides many services, such as pet wellness exams and pet vaccinations, to look after the physical health of your pet, while our pet groomers look after your pet’s skin health. Pet hair and skin need constant attention. Grooming is more than just pampering, or adding a fancy bow or bandana. It is a chance to observe the overall condition of your pet’s hair, skin, eyes and nails, and to remove any harmful dirt, germs, ticks or lice that may be present.
For pets that spend time outdoors, regular baths help remove harmful germs, pebbles and thorns from their fur and paws. Since fleas, ticks, and parasites can also wreak havoc on your pet’s health, our groomer has an excellent opportunity to search for any of these problems during the course of bathing your pet. It also provides an occasion for the groomer to notice and treat dried or cracked paw pads and observe other skin conditions. A groomer is likely to be the first to notice any scratches, skin irritations, rashes, or infections, and can refer you to our veterinarian for further care.
Services Available From Our Kirkland Pet Groomers
Our Kirkland pet groomers use the most up-to-date products and equipment in providing grooming for cats and dogs. Some of the services we offer include:
Haircuts: Many pets have hair that grows and needs to be trimmed regularly. This keeps the hair from getting matted or knotted, and prevents it from growing into your pet’s eyes or ears. A nice short cut is also cooling during the summer months.
Ear Care: Certain breeds are particularly prone to ear problems and odors, and need to have them checked and cleaned regularly. Our pet groomers will look for any signs of infection, wax buildup, ear mites, yeast and fungus.
Bathing: Regular bathing can help your pet’s skin and coat remain in good condition. It removes dirt and fecal matter that has accumulated, and prevents the build-up of unpleasant odors. Out pet groomers use only shampoos that are specifically created for dogs and cats.
Nail Care: Overgrown nails can be quite painful for your pet, and are more likely to break, split or be torn away.
Brushing: A professional brushing can remove loose hair, reduce shedding, improve circulation and make your pet look healthier.
What to Expect During a Pet Grooming Appointment
Our pet groomers are gentle and caring, able to calm even the most skittish of pets. Every session starts with an overall assessment of your pet’s exterior health, to look for anything that needs attention. The length of a grooming session depends on your pet’s breed and the services rendered. A nail trim might only take 15 minutes, for example, while a full shampoo and cut for a large, long-haired breed could take 3-4 hours. Our groomer will provide an estimate of time so that you can plan accordingly.
The best part of grooming for cats and dogs at Finn Hill Animal Hospital is that most pets seem to appreciate the spa-style attention. After seeing so many happy dogs and cats leave our grooming area, we know that a good bath and brush makes your pet feel great, and adds tremendously to his or her well-being.
Schedule a Pet Grooming Appointment Today
Finn Hill Animal Hospital offers a full range of veterinary services for all types of pets at 14130 Juanita Drive in Kirkland, WA 98034. Areas served include Woodinville, Bothell, Redmond, Kirkland and Kenmore. Visit our Facebook page as well to receive regular tips on pet care. Call 425-814-2220 to schedule a pet grooming appointment. New patients receive a free exam on their first visit.