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Pet Grooming

Pet Grooming for dogs and cats in Hockessin, DE, is obviously a great way to keep your pet looking and feeling clean and maintained, but it also benefits your pet’s overall well-being.

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Pet Grooming for Cats & Dogs

Perks Of Pet Grooming:

  • Less chance of fur matting
  • Adds to your pet’s overall comfort socially
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves skin health
  • Prevents skin and nail infections
  • Prevents nail-related medical and safety issues
  • Promotes healthier anal glands
  • Helps reduce dander in your home

At Hockessin Animal Hospital, our highly accredited, expert groomer, Danielle Chance, offers a spa-like environment for your pet, using her extra gentle touch and natural ability to make your pet feel comfortable.

Difficult pets are no problem for our trained staff. We can work with any pet, even those with special medical problems like ear infections and skin disorders. We work closely with veterinarians to make sure your pet gets the exact treatment it needs.

Learn more about our grooming services and pricing below, and call us at 302-239-9464 to schedule your pet’s spa appointment today!

Grooming Services

The Basic

For single-coated breeds:

  • Hydro-surge deep-cleaning bath massage
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner (if needed)
  • Blow dry
  • Breed clip
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Expression of anal glands (if needed)

For double-coated breeds:

  • Hydro-surge deep-cleaning bath massage
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner (if needed)
  • Blow dry
  • Breed clip
  • Hair between pads of feet clipped
  • Hair on feet trimmed
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Expression of anal glands (if needed)

The Brush Out

In this service, our groomer divides your pet’s coat into four sections from front to back. Then each section is carefully brushed out, taking special care to get all matted fur and loose coat.

Once the coat has been brushed, the groomer will resection the fur, going back over all sections with a comb to ensure all mats and loose fur have been eliminated from the coat.

Please be aware pricing is determined by the length of time spent on your pet. An extra charge for matted or difficult coats may apply.

  • Our grooming team works closely with our veterinarians for treatment of special medical problems such as ear infections and skin disorders.
  • Our grooming team is trained to work with difficult pets.

Frequently Asked Questions

My dog is shedding like crazy! I’d like to shave him completely for the summer. Can you do that?

We don’t recommend shaving a double-coated dog for several reasons:

  • It changes the texture of the coat as it grows back.
  • Shaving the undercoat will promote a thicker coat, which will ultimately cause more shedding.
  • A dog’s coat provides protective insulation from the heat and the sun.
Then what can I do to stop my pet from shedding so much?

Double-coated breeds should be combed, brushed, and professionally groomed regularly to maintain a healthy coat and reduce shedding.

My cat’s fur is matted and I’m thinking of shaving her. Is that a good idea?

We do not recommend shaving cats unless a medical condition requires it. Cats’ skin is very thin, which could result in cuts and tears. Cats also have double coats, and clipping would change the texture and promote thicker fur.

We may be able to de-mat your cat’s coat without shaving. We can also trim around the private areas and stomach to help you maintain your cat’s fur.

Can I speak to the groomer first?

Danielle is available to answer any questions you may have. If you’re a first-time client, she will meet and greet you and your pet personally. She’ll be happy to explain exactly what you can expect.

What are your hours for grooming?
Our grooming and bathing drop-of times are:

  • During business hours by appointment only

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible as a courtesy to our clients and staff. Bathing appointments are scheduled with our bather. Both grooming and bathing can be scheduled while a pet boards with us. Contact us today to arrange an appointment for your pet.