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Grooming

Regular grooming is essential to the maintenance of your pet's health. Keep your pet smelling and looking attractive, prevent parasites, and skin irritations.

Grooming at Animal Medical Center of Hattiesburg.
Grooming at Animal Medical Center of Hattiesburg.

Overview

While grooming should be done on a consistent basis, the frequency to which your pet needs to be groomed will depend somewhat on daily routines, coat type, age and general health. In addition, your pet will benefit from regular brushing to remove any loose hairs and dead skin cells, to rid the coat of debris and external parasites, and to disseminate skin oils that form along the hair shafts.

Grooming Services

We can assist in recommending the proper tools to use for your pet's coat type. If your pet suffers from allergies, our veterinarian may prescribe regular bathing as part of the treatment routine. Be sure to notify us of any special needs your pet may require such as specific shampoos or eye care and bring any of these products with you to your appointment. Please schedule your pet's appointment in advance, especially during the warmer summer months and near the holiday seasons. We are happy to offer the following services to assist in the health and maintenance of your pet:

  • Grooming Services

  • Ear Cleaning

  • Anal Gland Expressing

  • Cat Shave Down (Under Sedation)

  • Bathing

  • Coat Brushing

  • Shearing

  • Full Cat Grooms

Required Vaccinations

The vaccine requirement for boarding and grooming has been revised to include:

  • Rabies

  • DHPP

  • Bordetella (kennel cough)

These vaccines are considered "Core" vaccines and are recommended for every dog. Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transferred to humans, vaccination is required by law. DHPP is highly contagious and can be deadly. Bordetella can be easily transmitted and causes dogs to cough, sneeze, and even have pneumonia.

*Cats will need Rabies, FDRC, and Bordetella