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Pet Grooming in Cary: FAQ with Chatham Animal Hospital's Cary Pet Groomer

Thinking a pet groom consists of a bath, a stylish kerchief, and a spritz of perfume, many pet owners do not realize the true importance of pet grooming in Cary to maintaining the health of their pets. At Chatham Animal Hospital, our experienced Cary pet groomer provides a full-service pet salon. Our veterinarians and groomer both recommend pets have regular appointments for grooming to maintain both their health and comfort. Our pet groomer answers some of our pet owners' most frequently asked questions regarding pet grooming, what it entails, and why it is important to help you feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the grooming services we recommend for your pets. pet grooming faq from your veterinarian in cary

Why is it important to regularly groom and bathe my pet?

Regular grooming not only keeps your pet looking and feeling his or her best, it is also an essential part of his or her ongoing wellness care. Matted fur, parasites, neglected nails, and dirty ears can all lead to discomfort and even cause infections. Regular grooming appointments maintain your pet's health.

What should I expect during a Cary pet grooming and bath appointment?

During a Cary pet grooming appointment, you can expect our groomer to bathe and brush your pet's coat. If a cut is needed, we will discuss length with you before trimming. We will also clean your pet's ears, trim nails, and ensure any parasites present are eliminated.

Does my pet need to be vaccinated before visiting the groomer?

This depends on which vaccinations your pet has already received. State law does require your pet to have had certain vaccinations prior to visiting a groomer. Our veterinarian or office staff can help you determine whether your pet meets the proper health requirements for a grooming appointment. 

What is anal gland expression and how do I know if my dog needs it?

A procedure which can be performed by our veterinarian or our properly trained groomer, anal gland expression relieves dogs suffering from compacted, infected, or irritated anal glands. If you notice your pet scooting his or her rear end on the grass or carpet, licking his or her backside excessively, or if he or she is emitting a foul odor, you should bring your dog into our office for an evaluation and possible expression.

Where are your grooming services located?

At Chatham Animal Hospital, we are proud to provide our patients with the convenience of our very own in-house pet salon. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Pet Groomer in Cary

If you do not remember the last time your pet's paws saw the inside of a bathtub, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with our pet groomer in Cary or discuss grooming with our veterinarian during your pet's next wellness exam. To schedule an appointment, learn more about our grooming services, or schedule a consultation contact our Chatham Animal Hospital salon at (919) 342-5487.