Longhaired pets need regular grooming in order to keep their eyes, ears and skin in the best shape possible. On our grooming table we remove any excess ear hair and then clean the ears with medical products. We can also trim the toenails and grind them for a smoother finish. If your dog’s toenails have not been trimmed on a regular schedule, the quick has probably grown down the nail. When this happens we are only able to go to the point of where the quick is so as not to cause pain for your dog. To remedy this, your dog’s toenails need to be trimmed every couple weeks and over time the quick will recede. Walking them on concrete will also help keep them under control.
Summer grooming is also offered so that your pet can do their best to stay cool during the hot part of the year, which in Georgia can be very hot! Summer cuts usually consist of shaving the dog’s belly and cutting back long hair in order to let any breeze reach the skin, helping to keep your pet cool.
Acworth Animal Hospital also offers grooming services for cats. Most clients only think of dogs when they hear “grooming.” Our feline companions need to have clean fur and skin as well as removing matted hair and cleaning eyes and ears as needed. We also can trim their nails as needed.