Grooming is an important part of pet care. Depending on the breed, age,and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine. Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable. Some breeds don't shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks. Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.
Our Professional Grooming Services
We offer a basic range of standard grooming, clipping and washing services for cats and small dogs.
Cat clips are also available by appointment - cat clips require a short twilight anaesthetic to allow for full grooming in a short amount of time. We offer a variety of cat clips - our nurse can go through these with you when your cat comes in.
Many owners find their dog benefits from a light sedative while grooming to reduce anxiousness, stress and difficulty in grooming if their dog is very active. Our nurse will discuss options with you when your dog comes in.
For specialised dog clips, we highly recommend Fantastic Fur Grooming - their specialised and qualified team provide amazing results for their clients. We only associate with the best, so rest assured that your pet is in the best hands. Mention Bayswater Vet Clinic, and you will receive a special discount.
To ensure your pet's safety, and the safety of other animal's in our care, all animals must be current with their Vaccination, worm and flea treatment.
Grooming at Home
We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:
- Decreased chance of skin problems
- Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
- Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament.
- Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
- Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact
We offer a large range of grooming tools and fragrant shampoos and conditioners to ensure optimal skin and coat health. Ask one of our vet nurses what would be most appropriate for your dog or cat.