GROOMING FAQ

Our Veterinarian in Point Loma Answers Your Top 5 Pet Grooming Questions

Are you new to our Point Loma professional dog grooming and cat grooming services? If so, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect during a professional pet grooming session. Below, our Point Loma veterinarian has answered five of your most frequently asked questions.

What grooming services are available at Point Loma Animal Hospital?

Our veterinarian in Point Loma offers comprehensive dog grooming and cat grooming services. In addition to basics, such as bathing and fur clipping, we also offer advanced pet grooming services, including nail trimming, ear cleaning and anal gland expressing.

How do I find the right groomer for my pet?

There are many factors that go into selecting a groomer. One of the most important is a groomer’s level of training and experience. Our professional dog and cat groomers have substantial experience and training providing compassionate, quality care. Our groomers first learn how to bathe pets, and then progress to more complex grooming care, including coat clipping, ear cleaning, trimming nails, and anal gland expressing. Our master groomers know proper pet handling techniques, first aid, and the importance of proper health and hygiene.

Why should I choose professional pet grooming at a veterinary hospital?

Professional grooming at a veterinary hospital offers a number of health and safety benefits that are not available at all grooming salons. Additionally, our professional groomers are trained to identify the warning signs of skin disorders, including fleas and ticks, ringworm, canine scabies and more. Should we identify a potential skin problem on your pet, our veterinarian in Point Loma is just steps away for further assessment care.

I bathe my pet at home; does my pet really need to visit a professional pet groomer?

Even if you prefer to bathe your pet at home, we recommend that you choose a professional groomer for your pet’s advanced grooming needs, such as nail clipping or anal gland expressing, which can be very messy and tricky to correctly execute. Attempting to trim your pet’s nails at home, for example, can end badly for both you and your pet. Pets that are anxious or nervous are more likely to squirm or fidget while you are attempting to trim their nails. It’s all too easy to accidently slip and cut your pet’s nail quick, which is not only extremely painful, but also causes excessive bleeding. That’s one reason why our veterinarian in Point Loma recommends selecting professional pet groomers for your pet’s advanced grooming needs.

How does professional grooming benefit my cat?

Cats, as well as dogs, will benefit from professional pet grooming. While cats naturally groom themselves, this self-grooming process can actually be counterproductive, especially for longer-haired cats. Self-grooming simply moves around dandruff and dirt, rather than removing these particles from your cat’s fur. For long-haired cats, excessive self-grooming also increases the risk for hairballs. Our veterinarian in Point Loma understands that bathing a cat at home is never easy, which is why we recommend professional cat grooming.

Testimonials

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francisb, San Diego

Excellent, friendly and caring as always.

francisb, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:12:04+00:00

francisb, San Diego

Excellent, friendly and caring as always.

katyp, San Diego

Going to the vet can be such a traumatic thing, but it never is with you guys. I love the doctor and it really seems like she has my cat's best interests at heart. Wonderful doc, staff and always an easy experience. Thank you guys!

katyp, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:44+00:00

katyp, San Diego

Going to the vet can be such a traumatic thing, but it never is with you guys. I love the doctor and it really seems like she has my cat’s best interests at heart. Wonderful doc, staff and always an easy experience. Thank you guys!

christopherm, San Diego

Best staff ever, me and Mr. Woody love going every time!

christopherm, San Diego

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:34+00:00

christopherm, San Diego

Best staff ever, me and Mr. Woody love going every time!

anonymous

Extremely caring and helpful providers that give each and every pet their undivided attention. Every time I have any form of concern for my animals they are there to help. From the technicians to the DVM's they are all extremely knowledgeable and caring. They will try to save you as much time and money as possible, while still providing the maximum amount of care. Highly recommend Dr. Rozsa and her staff for all types of pet care.

anonymous

5.0
2014-07-24T10:11:12+00:00

anonymous

Extremely caring and helpful providers that give each and every pet their undivided attention. Every time I have any form of concern for my animals they are there to help. From the technicians to the DVM’s they are all extremely knowledgeable and caring. They will try to save you as much time and money as possible, while still providing the maximum amount of care. Highly recommend Dr. Rozsa and her staff for all types of pet care.

neishal, Imperial Beach

Dr Rozsa and her staff are wonderful. This is first place I recommend to anyone looking for a vet or place to board their pet. You can tell that they have your pets best interest at heart and go the extra mile for them.

neishal, Imperial Beach

5.0
2014-07-24T10:10:01+00:00

neishal, Imperial Beach

Dr Rozsa and her staff are wonderful. This is first place I recommend to anyone looking for a vet or place to board their pet. You can tell that they have your pets best interest at heart and go the extra mile for them.
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