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Grooming FAQs

Professional dog grooming will help your pooch look and feel his best. If you’re looking for an animal hospital near me for pet grooming services, The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield, NC, is the place for you. These FAQs provide more information about our pet grooming services.

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Can I bring my puppy in for pet grooming?

It’s good for puppies to start grooming early, around 12-16 weeks of age, or shortly after receiving their vaccinations. This helps your pet become accustomed to the grooming experience. By starting early, your puppy could have fewer behavior problems when grooming as an adult dog.

How often should I have my pooch groomed?

For non-shedding breeds whose hair is kept in a particular style like Poodles, Terriers, and Bichons, we recommend grooming every 4-6 weeks to keep their fur neat and tidy. Bath pups like Collies, Labs, and Shepherds can be groomed every 6-8 weeks. Once you start grooming sessions, you’ll have a better idea of the look you want for your pet and can make appointments as needed to maintain that look.

How often does my pet need his nails trimmed?

In general, dogs can have their nails trimmed every 6 weeks or so.

What can I do to make my dog feel comfortable with grooming?

Dogs are intuitive creatures and easily pick up on your emotions. If you’re anxious or worried about grooming, you may pass those feelings onto your pet. In contrast, if you are calm and reassuring when you drop off your pet, chances are he will be calm as well.

Our groomers have ample experience working with pets of all ages and breeds. We’ll let your pet explore our kennel so he can become familiar with our environment before grooming services begin. We are thorough in the grooming services we provide but never rushed or stressed.

How long does grooming take?

Grooming times vary depending on the services you desire and the breed of your pet. In general, a grooming session involves prepping, bathing, drying, and trimming your pet’s fur and nails. This may take anywhere between 2 to 4 hours, particularly for larger breeds. After checking in and discussing your pet’s needs, we can give you an accurate pickup time for your pooch.

Should I use an animal hospital near me for grooming?

At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, you can combine grooming with quality pet care. Our veterinarian can help make your pet feel at ease as he receives quality grooming care.

For quality dog grooming services you can trust, come to The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, the home of your Summerfield, NC, veterinarian. Call us today at (336) 252-2208 to schedule your appointment.

Why Choose Us?

  • We Are AAHA Accredited
  • We Are Dedicated to Provide the Finest Veterinary Care
  • We Provide Full Service in One Location
  • Long Term Supporters & Providers of the Local Rescue, Red Dog Farm
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