Grooming and Bathing
West Boca Veterinary Center Offers
Grooming & Bathing For Dogs and Cats
Good grooming is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. Grooming not only keeps pets looking attractive. It also helps to maintain a healthy coat and skin, as well as good general health. At West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, we offer experienced groomers that are available 6 days a week to provide thorough grooming for your pet’s needs.
The Important of Good Grooming For Your Pet
Regular grooming is important to maintaining your pet’s health because it provides an opportunity to examine that animal for any skin problems, unusual growths or other abnormalities that may need veterinary attention. It helps to remove bacteria and debris from skin and coat. It alerts you to any problems with parasites, like fleas or ticks. Regular care helps to remove dirt and debris from the coat that could contribute to skin issues. Both dogs and cats benefit from regular brushing and an occasional bath, checking eyes and ears for problems and clipping the nails to prevent damage.
Bathing Your Pet
Pet experts recommend bathing your pet no more than once a month or only when it is necessary. Animals produce critical oils that help to keep their skin and coats in good condition. Frequent bathing removes these oils and can leave your pet’s skin and coat vulnerable to problems. You should always use a shampoo that specially formulated for pets. Product formulated for humans can be very drying for your pet’s skin. Your Boca Raton veterinarian can advise on the appropriate schedule and products for your pet’s unique needs.
Grooming Appropriate For Each Breed & Species
Some breeds of dogs require regular grooming to maintain their coats in the proper shape and length. Other animals may be too large or too 'difficult' to bathe at home. In addition, many individuals with busy schedules may choose to leave these tasks to a professinal groomer. We offer experienced pet groomers who can provide appropriate care for all animals.
Make West Boca Veterinary Center Your Veterinarian in Boca Raton
The veterinarians and staff at West Boca Veterinary Center are committed to providing quality veterinary care and individualized attention to all our patients in Boca Raton, FL, and surrounding areas. We offer wellness exams, sick animal care, surgery, diagnostics, cardiology, and in-home hospice care. Call West Boca Veterinary Center today at (561) 451-8838 for an appointment to have your pet bathed and groomed at our animal hospital and to learn more about providing care for your animal companion.