At our Orlando animal hospital, we offer bathing and professional pet grooming services for cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes, helping you to help your best friend put their best paw forward.
Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional grooming helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
Whether your furry friend needs a haircut, nail trim or tooth brushing, our professional grooming services have got your pet's needs covered.
As well as standard grooming and bathing services, we offer luxury services including blueberry facials, hot oil treatments, and pet-safe hair dyes for more daring pet owners.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
Our Pet Spa is open 6 days a week (Mon – Sat) to fit around your busy schedule. We also offer later drop-offs and last-minute appointments, depending on availability. Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
If you've never taken your dog or cat for professional grooming you are bound to have questions. Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at East Orlando Animal Hospital.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during your dog or cat's grooming session:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full haircuts
- Brightening facials
- Hot oils treatments for skin and coat
- Pet-safe hair dyes
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
Although many pet parents choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming their own dog or cat, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from 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 make grooming a relaxed and safe experience for your cat or dog. Groomers are experienced in handling senior pets with mobility concerns, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, there are certain grooming 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 yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.
- How often should my pet be groomed?
The most appropriate grooming frequency for your pet will depend upon their breed, hair length, and coat type. Typically, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
- How long will my pet's grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of your pet, and the coat type and length. It also depends on the types of services that are required to groom your pet. That said, most grooming sessions at our animal hospital take between one and two hours to complete.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of professional grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For an estimate on how much professional grooming will cost for your pet, please contact us.
- 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 are fearful or aggressive pets handled?
Our professional groomer has 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. That said, most animals can be managed by our professional groomer by:
• Providing a quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Taking frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing soothing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
We want to be sure that all of the pets that visit us are happy and healthy. That's why, to ensure the safety of every pet in our care, we require that all of the animals using our grooming services be current on the following vaccines:
Dog Vaccine Requirements:
- Bordetella (within the last 6 months)
- Intestinal Parasite Test (within the last 6 months)
Cat Vaccine Requirements:
- Intestinal Parasite Test
Our bathing services for Orlando dogs and cats are available 6 days a week, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blow-drying and brushing.
Our professional groomers can also use a range of deodorizing pet grooming products to help keep your cat or dog smelling good for up to 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing Your Pet
Keeping your dog or cat's coat and skin clean with regular bathing sessions offers a number of sanitary and dermatological benefits.
- Removes dirt and debris and gives your pet cleaner, healthier skin and coat
- Softens and conditions your animal's coat
- Helps to reduce shedding and matting
- Reduces allergy symptoms & skin conditions
- Allows our groomer to monitor your pet's overall health