Grooming & COVID-19
A clean pet is a healthy pet.
Available grooming services:
- Cat & dog bathing & brushing
- Minor clipping: clean feet, face trim, & sanitary trim or potty cut—trimming hair around the rear end to prevent fecal matter from adhering.
- Nail trim
- Ear cleaning
- Anal gland expression
- Medically-necessary pet grooming under sedation
We do not do breed-specific cuts, scissor cuts, hand stripping, or mixed-breed styling.
COVID-19 & Stay-at-Home Order:
Access to limited grooming services during the pandemic is necessary for the health and safety of pets and their owners. As of 4/1/2020 PA Governor Wolf issued a statewide Stay-at-Home Order. “This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily.” Individuals may leave their residence only to perform allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. These include tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies & visiting a health care professional.
Most pet groomers are not accepting appointments at this time. Sometimes bathing, grooming, &/or nail trims are necessary to maintain health. Many long-haired dogs, especially poodles, labradoodles & golden-doodles have hair coats that get matted and tangled very quickly. Matted hair and overgrown nails can become health problems for pets by causing skin infections and torn nails. When owners tackle these grooming issues with scissors they may accidentally cut their pet’s skin when attempting to remove a mat. Some owners are even bitten by their scared pets.
Regular bathing often results in the early detection of issues with ears, skin, teeth and more. Grooming is about maintaining both your dog’s physical health as well as her appearance. Brushing, for example, is beneficial for all kinds of dogs no matter what breed they are, helping to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps to bring out the natural oils in the dog’s fur.
The ASPCA states that for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences. For example, severe hair mats can grow so tightly that they can restrict or cut off blood circulation, which in rare cases can require amputation.
Monday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm