Although regular veterinary care is a great way to keep pets healthy and happy, many pets can also benefit from regular grooming maintenance. Dogs, cats, and birds need regular grooming, bathing, and dental care to stay clean, smell fresh, and be free from parasites. Our animal hospital provides grooming services to pets in Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Claremont, Fontana, and the entire Inland Empire.
Grooming your pet regularly gives your groomer the chance to examine him for parasites, strange lumps and bumps, and symptoms of skin conditions. Keeping your cat or dog’s fur clean and nails trimmed keeps him comfortable and in the case of dogs, can prevent toe problems. Your bird may also need special grooming attention, dependent on their breed or age.
Our professional groomers will treat and remove fleas from your dog or cat, clip sharp nails or claws, clean up matted hair, trim long coats for the hot Inland Empire summers, or condition your pet’s coat with treatments specifically designed improve the appearance of fur.
At our clinic, we offer grooming services for dogs, cats and birds. Professionals that groom your cats and dogs are trained to prevent and respond to health concerns and maintain optimal cleanliness. Our vet in Rancho Cucamonga will evaluates the needs of your pet, and then recommend a grooming solution designed for your animal.
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.
Our Inland Empire veterinarians may recommend dog grooming, cat grooming or bird grooming services to keep your pet healthy at different stages of their life. You want to talk to a vet in Rancho Cucamonga when you have concerns about your pet’s well-being or notice problems that may require professional care.
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.
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.
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.
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.