Pet Bathing & Grooming
Pet Grooming in Thornton
Professional grooming helps to keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy – and saves you both time and energy.
From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat, to flea control treatments, shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!
At Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital & Hospitality Center we offer professional dog grooming and cat grooming in our luxurious state-of-the-art facility in Thornton CO.
From skincare for hairless breed cats and dogs to haircuts and styling for the fluffiest of pets, our professional groomer offers the right levels of service to match your pet's needs.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
We offer professional grooming services seven days a week by appointment. Our professional groomer has the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments.
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Never taken your pet to a groomer before? Browse the answers to our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about pet grooming at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital.
- 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
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full haircuts
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
Professional groomers 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 selection 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.
Experience handling dogs and cats of different temperaments.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioural issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavoury tasks that no one wants to do.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to removing fleas and ticks and expressing 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 I have my pet groomed?
The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. 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 to groom them. That said, most grooming sessions at our 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 a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, fleas, mats and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, 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')
Bathing services at our Thornton CO grooming facility are available daily by appointment, and include a shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.
Speak to our professional groomer about the specific products and services your pet needs to help improve coat and skin health, or to keep your pet smelling great until their next appointment with us!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
Play & Parlor Spa Package
Treat your pooch to the ultimate “Spa Day”. Our Play & Parlor guests join our supervised daycare playgroups for a morning of socialization and fun, before retiring to a private room for a lunchtime, a treat and nap.
After resting from their busy morning, guests are treated to an afternoon of spa services so they can look and feel their best when it’s time go home.
New Patients Welcome
Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing kind and loving veterinary care to Thornton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.