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Pet Bathing & Grooming

We offer bathing and professional pet grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs at our Stockton animal hospital, allowing you to help your best friend look their best.

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Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services

Professional grooming helps keep pets looking and feeling neat, clean, and healthy — and saves you both time and energy.

From haircuts to help your fluffy friend manage the summer heat to shampoos and nail trims, our grooming and bathing services include what your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as adorable as ever!

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Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward

We offer professional grooming services at our animal hospital. Our professional groomers have the knowledge and experience to groom pets of all coat types and temperaments, and they are available by appointment from Monday through Friday.

Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Fremont Veterinary Clinic and our answers.

  • What do grooming services include?

    Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:

    • Nail trimming & grinding
    • Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
    • Teeth brushing
    • Breed-specific haircuts
    • Full haircuts
    • Ear cleaning
    • Brushing & de-matting
    • Deshedding treatments
  • Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?

    While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:

    They have the right tools.

    Professional groomers have access to a wide range of grooming tools, including clippers, specialty skin products, and grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for animals with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.

    They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.

    Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling senior pets, animals with behavioral issues and more.

    They take care of the unsavory tasks.

    No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. Whether it's shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, removing fleas and ticks or cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss, so you don't have to.

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  • How often should I have my pet groomed?

    The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length and coat type. In most cases, though, your pet will benefit from a grooming session about once a month.

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  • How long does a grooming session take?

    The duration of a grooming session depends on factors such as your pet's size, their coat type and the length of their coat. The types of services required to adequately groom them also factor into the equation.

  • How much does grooming cost?

    The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. If your pet has any significant behavioral issues this can also affect the cost. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.

  • What are the health benefits of professional grooming?

    Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove matted fur, fleas and ticks. 

    Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort — something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.

    Early detection of skin diseases or disorders is critical for your pet's health, and the groomer will be able to spot them. They will detect any inflammations, new tumors, infections, rashes, or lesions that even the most attentive owner could overlook. They may also detect an underlying condition, and the sooner these concerns are identified and treated, the better.

  • How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?

    Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious or aggravated animals. Sedation during the grooming session may be recommended if the animal is particularly fearful or aggressive. Most of the time, though, groomers can manage the animal with the following steps:

    • Ensuring a quiet, peaceful environment

    • Offering treats

    • Taking frequent breaks

    • Opening a window or playing music

    • Asking a dog to do something it knows (like "sit" or "shake")

Bathing Services

Our bathing services are available daily and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying and brushing.

We also use Fresh n' Clean to keep your cat or dog smelling good for 2 weeks!

Benefits of Bathing

There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs, such as:

  • Reduces shedding
  • Softens and conditions coat
  • Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
  • Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
  • Helps us monitor your pet's health

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New Patients Welcome

Fremont Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Stockton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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