Pet Grooming in Homewood
Homewood pet owners… pet grooming is important to your pet’s health! Have you ever gone a month without a bath or shower? Two months? Six? No way! You would never go that long, so why should your pet?
At Standifer's Animal Clinic in Homewood, we want you to know that your pets, especially dogs, need to be bathed, have haircuts, and get their nails trimmed more frequently than you realize. By skipping these services, you may be in for a surprise visit to the veterinarian one day!
Dogs, and cats to a lesser extent, need to be bathed regularly, as frequently as once every two weeks to a month, to avoid skin conditions and unhealthy hair coats. Dirty skin can lead to skin infections, ear infections, and foul odors. In the south, as in Homewood, pet grooming during our hot and humid summers is very important.
Skin and ear infections are caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast, commonly on the abdomen, between the toes, between any skin folds your pet may have (such as facial folds or around his or her neck or throat), or on the ear flap. These over-growths lead to inflamed skin, hair loss, weeping or oozing sores, and crusty lesions. If left untreated, skin infections can spread, causing diffuse problems which need to be treated with systemic drugs.
Similarly, haircuts can help avoid skin issues as well. Hot spots and other lesions, severe matting, and not to mention shedding can all be avoided with a regular trip to the pet groomer.
Pets need to have their nails trimmed regularly as well. Overgrown nails can curl under and dig into your pet’s pad, causing pain and lameness. In severe cases, the pet must be anesthetized to have the nail cut and removed from the pad.
At Standifer's Animal Clinic, we provide the people of Homewood and Birmingham with pet grooming services which help keep your pets and you happy and healthy. Our professional pet groomers are trained in specialty haircuts, dog hair dyes and unique styles to keep your dogs looking fresh!
Scheduling Your Pet's Grooming Appointment at Standifer's Animal Clinic in Homewood
To keep our boarding facilities a healthy, happy environment and to help ensure the protection of all the pets under our care, we require pets to be free of fleas, ticks and parasites and the following vaccines for all guests:
Dogs: DHPP (Distemper), Bordetella and Rabies
Cats: FVRCP and Rabies
Vaccines can be updated during their stay with us if needed.
Call now to schedule your pet's grooming appointment - our calendar fills up quickly!
Meet Your Homewood Pet Groomers
Kem, Kennel Technician/Bather