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Grooming

Bathing. Bathing your Pet can be an ordeal, especially if they have skin conditions, long coats, or a lot of energy. We are happy to help! We offer bathing services for any Pet, regardless of breed, coat type, etc. – as long as their health status permits. All baths include nail trim and grind, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, necessary supplies (although you are welcome to bring the shampoo of your choice if we don’t carry it), and drying. We can provide hygiene clips, and tranquilizer if needed.

Special bathing. Medicated baths can help ease many skin conditions in your Pet. If he or she suffers from seborrhea (a noncontagious condition that can cause skin to become dry and flaky or oily and scaly), a medicated bath can help alleviate the itching. Pets with allergies, flea infestations, secondary bacterial and yeast infections, and other skin issues may also find relief with a medicated bath. In fact, topical therapy is big movement in veterinary dermatology. Many conditions can improve via removing the dead skin cells, organisms, and debris from the skin surface, while improving skin barrier with special substances such as phytosphingosine. Topical therapy aims to minimize the use of oral medications, many of which can have side effects. Mitaban dips are available for certain skin conditions (e.g., canine demodicosis) upon consultation with the Veterinarian.

Products. There are several topical products available in our line, specially manufactured for us by Ceva Animal Health: shampoos, sprays, wipes and flushes. Active ingredients include antibacterial, anti-fungal, itch reducers, moisturizers, and phytosphingosine – which helps fill spaces between skin cells and improve skin barrier, making it less permeable to allergens and infectious agents. Keep in mind that many products work best in combinations, just like you would combine shampoo and conditioner for yourself. Let our Doctors know if you anticipate problems bathing your Pet at home, as we can schedule a medicated bath with one of our experienced Kennel Assistants.

We can recommend a bath after we’ve examined your pet and diagnosed the problem. Illnesses unrelated to the skin, such as thyroid disease, can also cause skin problems in pets, so we want to be sure we’re treating the root of the problem, not just a symptom. On many occasions, we will recommend a dietary skin supplement to use concurrently with topical therapy and medications for your Pet’s skin. Our Kennel Assistants are experts when it comes to your Pet looking and feeling their best after a good bath! Give us a call to schedule, and ask about any specials we may offer at the time.