Washing and Grooming
at Benalla Veterinary Clinic
Washing and Grooming
Grooming is an important part of pet care
Depending on the breed, age, and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine.
Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable. Some breeds don’t shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks.
Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.
Rabbits also benefit from regular trims – especially in their delicate areas.
Our Grooming Services
We offer grooming, clipping and washing services for cats, dogs, and even rabbits and welcome all sizes and breeds.
Sedation can be given to nervous dogs and cats who do not enjoy a bath and groom.This can really make their time in clinic more enjoyable and safer, and is an excellent reason to have your pet groomed at our veterinary clinic
Veterinary nurses always perform the grooming services in our clinic, which is another level of care you can count on, and any abnormalities identified by these professionals will then be promptly assesed by one of our veterinarians so your pet can be given the best care possible.
Our hydrobath is where we wash your pet (if appropriate) using a pet-friendly regular or medicated shampoo and conditioner. A clean washed coat makes all the difference in the grooming stage and really brings out the shine in your pet’s coat.
Make an appointment today and allow your pet to enjoy the extra veterinary care extended by our great nurses.
Grooming at Home
We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:
- Decreased chance of skin problems
- Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
- Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament.
- Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
- Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact
Book an Appointment with Us
We ask that you make an appointment if your animal requires veterinary attention. This ensures you will have fast and efficient service. This can now also be done online via our portal.