Providing Low-Stress, General Cat and Dog Grooming Services in Grifton, NC
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital provides standard cat and dog grooming services in a low-stress, Fear Free environment. Our bathing tub is large and contains a no-slip mat, so animals (especially ones that are older and arthritic) can walk in easily. There are no scary metal doors, steps, or noisy hydraulics. The facility is decorated in soft, neutral colors only, and our team will roll up their pants and get in the tub with your pet, or allow two pets (from the same family) to have their bath together.
We also provide lick-a-mats around the tub to help distract fearful pets, and we play gentle music overhead to lend further calm to the environment. Our well-trained team pays close attention to behavioral cues and signals from pets to make sure they are as comfortable as possible during their grooming visit.
Cleanliness is critical to your pet’s health. Should you have need of any basic grooming services for your companion, please call us at (252) 524-3384.
General Grooming Services We Can Provide
Our veterinary team is qualified to provide dogs and cats with a variety of general grooming services to improve and maintain your pet’s hygiene.
These services include:
- Bathing (with dermatologist-recommended shampoo and conditioner)
- Blow dry
- Brush out
- Hygiene trim
- Ear cleanings (included with all baths)
- Internal anal gland expression (by a veterinary nurse)
- Nail trim
The Benefits of Regular Grooming for Dogs and Cats
Your pet’s health and hygiene are not mutually exclusive. It’s important to care for both, and below are just some of the reasons we recommend routine grooming for dogs and cats:
- Our pets do their best to groom themselves, but, for dogs especially, baths are necessary for washing away dead skin cells, loose hair, oil, and dirt, which can build up on the skin and cause irritation.
- Regular nail trims can help your pet maintain healthy foot posture and gait, both of which can be affected if their nails are overgrown and vulnerable to fungal infections.
- Brushing your pet’s coat once a day or several times a week (ask your veterinarian how frequently you should brush your pet) not only makes it shiny and soft; it also prevents the fur from matting together. Fur mats can be very painful, and can lower your pet’s quality of life.
- Seeing their groomer or vet on a regular basis can do wonders for your pet’s confidence and comfort in social situations, and they might become better accustomed to being handled.
- Grooming is also a good time to check pets for lumps and bumps on the skin, as well as parasites, which can conceal themselves quite well in your pet’s fur.