At our animal hospital in Rock Hill, we can meet your cat or dog's bathing and professional pet grooming needs. We're here to keep your friend looking adorable.

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Professional Cat & Dog Grooming

By bringing your pet in for a regular professional grooming appointment, you can help keep them looking and feeling clean, neat and healthy - and save yourself time and energy.

From haircuts to help your fluffy companion cope with summer heat to nail trims, shampoos and flea control treatments, our grooming and bathing services cover everything your pet needs to stay clean and healthy.

Bathing & Grooming, Rock Hill Veterinarians

Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward

We offer professional pet grooming services at our animal hospital. With three professional groomers on staff, we have the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all temperaments and coat types.

Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs

Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Catawba Animal Clinic.

  • What do grooming services include?

    Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:

    • Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
    • Full haircuts
    • Teeth brushing
    • Breed-specific haircuts
    • Ear cleaning
    • De-shedding treatments
    • Brushing & de-matting
    • Nail trimming & grinding
  • Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?

    While you might decide to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have a professional groomer complete this job.

    They have the right tools.

    Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.

    They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.

    Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.

    They take care of the unsavory tasks.

    No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the gross stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.

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  • How often should I have my pet groomed?

    The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. In most cases, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.

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  • How much does grooming cost?

    The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues may also affect the cost. For a better idea of our pricing, please contact us for an estimate.

  • What are the health benefits of professional grooming?

    Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, fleas, mats and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.

    Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.

    Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.

  • How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?

    Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious, or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage the animal with the following steps:

    • Frequent breaks 

    • Offering treats

    •  A quiet, peaceful environment

    • Opening a window or playing music

    • Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')

Bathing Services

We have daily bathing services available that include shampooing, nail trims, ear cleanings, anal gland extraction, as well as blow-drying and brushing.

The shampoo will keep your cat or dog smelling good for up to 2 weeks.

Benefits of Bathing

There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:

  • Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
  • Softens and conditions coat
  • Reduces shedding
  • Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
  • Helps us monitor your pet's health

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