Grooming is an important part of pet care. Depending on the breed, age,and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine. Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable. Some breeds don't shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks. Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.
Our Professional Grooming Services
We offer a grooming service for cats at Caulfield Veterinary Clinic. The cats are clipped under sedation, the length of the clip is decided depending on the coat condition and personal preference. Some cats have a 'lion' clip, which involves the coat being clipped very short and the head and tail left long - this is required if the coat is very matted. Sometimes we only clip the belly and pantelounes.
We also wash your cat with a suitable shampoo and conditioner.
Please call us at Caulfield Veterinary Clinic on 9527 7740 if you wish to book your cat in for a clip or if you have any questions.
Grooming at Home
We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:
- Decreased chance of skin problems
- Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
- Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament.
- Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
- Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact