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Pet Grooming in Rancho Cucamonga

Pet-Grooming-Rancho-CucamongaAt our Rancho Cucamonga clinic, we offer professional pet grooming services for dogs, cats and birds. Our professionals are trained to prevent and respond to health concerns and maintain optimal cleanliness. Dr. Shufer and Dr. Kathy Henderson in Rancho Cucamonga will evaluate the needs of your pet, and then recommend a grooming solution designed for your animal.

Pet Grooming Services Include:

  • Flea baths, which remove fleas from your pet’s fur
  • Flea control and prevention, which reduces the risk of fleas infesting a pet’s fur in the future
  • Medicated baths for different skin ailments that may occur
  • Removing or addressing matted fur, which reduces pain and discomfort a pet may experience from clumped and matted fur
  • Shave downs for long-haired breeds of dogs and cats during the summer months
  • Nail trimming, which keeps your pet’s claws and nails in control to prevent tearing or overgrown nails
  • Cleaning the anal sac, which prevents infections and pain, and excessive licking or itching of the rear.

Bird Grooming Services

  • Clipping wings to prevent your bird from getting out of the house and flying away
  • Trimming a bird’s nails to prevent overgrowth
  • Beak trimming, particularly when a bird has overgrowth and faces health risks from the excess growth
  • Band removal, which is a delicate procedure and requires a professional to prevent health risks

Bird grooming prevents health risks and allows pet owners to feel confident that a bird will not fly into dangerous objects. It is part of ensuring your bird is healthy and active through life.

Frequently Asked Questions on Pet Grooming in Rancho Cucamonga

How Often Should I Brush My Cat or Dog?

Cats or dogs will need to be brushed anywhere from once daily to once a week, depending on how long and thick their fur. Short-haired animals with thin coats need to be brushed only once a week. Longer-haired animals and those with double coats should be brushed at least once a day.

How Often Should I Bathe My Pet?

Bathing your dog too frequently could cause dryness and irritation of the skin. Your dog’s bathing needs will vary depending on his breed and activities. Ask our veterinary grooming staff how often to bathe your dog. Cats typically do not need to be bathed at all. Your cat may need a bath if he gets into something and gets excessively dirty. You may want to enlist Alto Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital to bathe your cat.

You should bathe your bird at least once a week, but it is fine to bathe him as often as once a day if he likes it. Avoid bathing him if he is sick, since the chill could cause him distress or make his illness worse.

Can I Trim My Pet’s Nails at Home?

In most cases, yes, you can trim your pet’s nails at home, regardless of his species. While cats do not need their nails trimmed, many owners find that dulling the claws with a cat nail trimmer or a human fingernail trimmer prevents accidental scratches and keeps the cat from getting his claws caught in fabrics. Trimming your dog’s nails will prevent deformities of the toe that can result when the nail gets too long. Birds also need their nails trimmed regularly.

To trim a cat or dog’s nails, use a species-specific trimmer and cut off just the tip of the nail, right before the curve begins. You may want to have our team demonstrate how to trim your birds nails and show you how long they should be. Keep some styptic powder on hand to staunch bleeding.

Can I Clip My Birds Wings at Home?

It is best if you have our team clip your bird’s wings. Poorly-clipped wings can impair the bird’s ability to control itself, leading to injury. There is also a risk of injury to the blood feathers, which could require emergency veterinary first aid.

For more tips on pet grooming, check out the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Book your appointment for pet grooming in Rancho Cucamonga today!