Grooming Services for Pets

We often refer to them as furry friends, but did you know some dogs actually have hair instead of fur? Maltese, Havanese and other breeds have hair that does not remain dormant and is constantly growing. This means unlike their pals with fur, their hair does not shed as much and will require more frequent cutting and grooming for maintenance. Hair or fur – many types of pets need grooming not only to look beautiful, but also to stay hygienic and healthy. In addition to our medical services, we also provide a full roster of grooming care for our patients. Call us at 905.885.8151 for more details. Pro Tip: Our clients often get their dogs groomed after coming in for a routine check-up to save time!

Do dogs really need professional grooming?

Yes. Many people think professional grooming is simply brushing, shampooing and trimming a dog’s coat but there is so much more to that. We perform ear cleanings, nail trimmings, anal gland expressions and more for a comprehensive maintenance care experience. Our staff can also check for any signs of illness that may need further inspection by our veterinarians. There are certain things you can do at home, but it is always best to supplement them with professional grooms at least once every 8 weeks.

Do cats need to be groomed?

As you may already know, cats naturally “groom” or clean themselves by licking. Unfortunately, extra productive felines may lick too much and become susceptible to uncomfortable hairballs. One way to prevent this is by brushing your cat daily (if they allow you). You can also have their hair shaved or buzzed a couple of times per year. Feel free to call us to learn more.

How much does it cost to get a dog groomed?

It will depend on your furry pal’s size, coat type, and the specific grooming services you choose. For our most current service rates, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Last updated: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic