Pet Grooming in Johns Creek
At our Johns Creek animal hospital, we offer expert pet bathing and pet grooming services for all breeds of cats and dogs. We can make sure that your best friend puts their best paw forward.
Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Professional pet grooming and bathing help to keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy. It can also save you time and energy.
From nail trims and haircuts to flea control treatments and shampoos, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay adorable, healthy, and comfortable.
Keeping Your Pet Looking Their Best
We offer expert grooming services Monday through Friday provided by Marla St. John. Marla has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all sizes, coat types, and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about the pet bathing and grooming services offered at Johns Creek Veterinary Clinic.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination the following during a grooming session:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Ear cleaning
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Full haircuts
- Brushing & de-matting
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While some pet parents choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming their pet themselves, 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 various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also keep a wide range 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 training and experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe and calm during grooming sessions. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of those unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to dealing with 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 best frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, coat type, and lifestyle. In most cases, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
- How long does a 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 what types of services are required. That said, most grooming sessions at our animal hospital take between one and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of 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 a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming is important to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove matted fur, loose hair, fleas, and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, which can lead to pain and discomfort. A good brushing will also help to make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling, discomfort, and invasion of germs.
The early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and our groomer knows what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent pet parent. The groomer 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 managed?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious and aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, however, 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')
Pet bathing services at Johns Creek Veterinary Clinic are available daily, and include a shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as brushing and blowing drying.
We can also deodorize your pet to keep your cat or dog smelling great!
Benefits of Bathing
There are a number of sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions