Pet Bathing & Grooming
Want to help your dog look and feel their best? All breeds can put their best paw forward with bathing and professional pet grooming at our Scottsdale animal hospital.
By bringing your dog in for a professional grooming appointment, you can help your pet look and feel clean, neat and healthy - and save both of you time and energy.
Haircuts help your furry companion manage the summer heat, while flea control treatments keep pests at bay and shampoos, coat stylings and nail trims will leave them feeling pampered. Our grooming and bathing services include everything your dog needs to stay clean, feel healthy and look adorable as ever.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
Grooming sessions are available Monday through Friday during regular hospital hours. We have full-time dog stylists on staff, and our team is knowledgeable and experienced in grooming dogs of all temperaments and coat types.
Dog Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dog grooming at Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital.
- What do grooming services include?
These services can be provided during a grooming session. We can assess your pet's needs and make recommendations:
Based on your dog'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
- Coat styling
- Why should I have my dog professionally groomed?
While you may decide to take on the time commitment and responsibility of grooming your dog on your own, there are a few good reasons to take your dog to a professional groomer to get the job done:
They have the correct tools.
From various specialty skin products to clippers, bathtubs and adjustable grooming tables designed specifically for pets, professional groomers have a variety of grooming tools at their disposal.
They also maintain a selection of specialty shampoos for dogs with skin irritations, fleas, ticks and allergies. They will even have the right shampoo for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
They have a lot of experience handling dogs.
Do you know how to keep your dog safe during grooming? Professional groomers do and they are experienced in handling animals with behavioral issues, senior pets and more.
They take care of the unsavoury tasks.
We love our pets, but when it comes to grooming and cleaning them, certain tasks are far from pleasant.
From shampooing dogs that have been sprayed by a skunk or jumped in mud to removing ticks and fleas and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer gets the yucky stuff done with minimum fuss - so you don't have to.
- How often should I have my dog groomed?
The answer to this question depends on your dog's coat type, hair length and breed. In most cases, your dog should have a grooming session about once a month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session will depend on the size of your dog, and the length and type of coat. You will also want to ask what types of services are required to groom them.
That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between 1 and 2 hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
Depending on your dog's size and breed, and the type of coat they have, the cost of a grooming session will vary. Significant behavioral issues can also impact the cost. To get a better idea of the cost of a grooming session, please contact us for an estimate.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
To ensure your dog stays clean and healthy, grooming is necessary. This task can eliminate ticks, mats, fleas and fur that's been shed but has stuck to your dog's coat. Other health conditions can also be prevented or detected early.
Because mats can lead to knots in your dog's hair, pain and discomfort can follow - something every pet parent wants to prevent. A good brushing will also help keep your dog's coat shiny. We will trim their nails to prevent invasion of germs and curling.
It's important for skin problems or infections to be detected early, and the groomer will know which symptoms to look for. They will find any infections, rashes, lesions, new lumps or inflammations that may be missed by even the most diligent owner.
The groomer may also spot an underlying problem, and the sooner issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers are skilled in handling animals who may become aggravated, stressed or anxious during grooming sessions.
In some cases where an animal is especially aggressive or fearful, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. However, most of the time our groomer can manage pets with the following measures:
• Offering treats
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
• Opening a window or playing music
• Frequent breaks
Our bathing sessions are available five days a week and include a bath with shampoo, nail trim, ear cleaning, coat styling, and anal gland extraction, as well as blow drying and brushing.
Our bathing services are available daily, and include a shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blow drying and brushing.
We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your dog smelling good for 2 weeks!
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt and unpleasant odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Helps us monitor your pet's health
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding