Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services is proud to offer pet grooming services with experienced groomers Cassie Howard, Bailey McKearn and Mattie Escobedo. Professional grooming helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage with the summer heat, to shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!
Each bath and pet grooming appointment includes a nail trim, basic ear cleaning, and outside anal gland expression. Baths are customized with a variety of shampoos and conditioners for your pet’s specific coat and skin needs.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
At our Janesville location, we are able to offer professional grooming services to our dog and cat patients. Our professional groomers have the know-how and experience to groom pets with all sorts of coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
- Teeth brushing
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Brushing & de-matting
- De-shedding treatments
- Breed-specific haircuts
- Full haircuts
- Ear cleaning
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, 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 variety of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs specifically designed for your pets. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, shedding coats and dry skin.
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 allergy-prone dogs to externally expressing 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 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.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The length of your pet's grooming session will depend on their size, their coat type and the length of their coat. It will also depend on what kinds of services are required in order to groom them. Your pet's groomer will be able to give you a more accurate time estimate based on your pet's needs.
- 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 can also affect the cost. For a better idea of the cost, 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. Regular grooming removes shedding undercoat, clears away dirt and debris, and can remedy allergy-prone or sensitive skin.
Knots and mats in your pet’s hair can cause pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. Thorough brushing can help prevent this, as well as make your dog’s coat shine. Regular nail trimming and ear cleaning during their grooming session will help prevent long, uncomfortable nails and help prevent ear infections.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They can find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner and bring it to your attention so your pet can receive the proper care. 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:
- A quiet, peaceful environment
- Offering treats
- Frequent breaks
- Opening a window or playing music
- Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
Our bathing services are available by appointment, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
The shampoo can 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:
- Reduces shedding
- Softens and conditions coat
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health