grooming

In addition to offering a full range of high quality veterinary services, the staff at Potts Point Veterinary Hospital provide professional pet grooming. Our grooming services include bathing, nail clipping, anal gland expression, and fur clips. Our dog grooming facilities have both wet and dry areas and can be viewed on our photo-virtual tour or by arranging a tour of our hospital.

In between grooming appointments, our dog groomers recommend the following dog grooming techniques you can do at home to keep your pup clean and presentable:

PPVH is not currently taking dog clipping bookings whilst we look for a new qualified experienced groomer to join our team....watch this space

Dog Bathing

Bath your dog (and his or her bedding) as often as you like to keep your dog smelling nice and his or her skin healthy. For step-by-step bathing instructions, be sure to read our client handout on dog bathing or watch this great video by Dr. Karen Becker.

Remember to give your dog praise and treats during and after the bath. It should not be a scary experience!

Daily Brushing

Brushing your dog daily with a suitable brush will help to keep them looking smart between grooming appointments. Regular brushing will help to remove old, loose hair, stimulate the skins' natural oils and sort out those knots before the fur begins to matt. If you're unsure of the best type of brush for your dogs' coat pop into the clinic for a chat with one of our nurses.

Even short haired dogs will benefit from having their coats brushed regularly, as will your floors and clothing!

Training Your Puppy’s Hair Away From the Eyes

This is important in long-haired breeds such as Yorkshire terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shi Tzus, Maltese, and their crosses. To train the hair back, use a very wet face cloth or wet cotton wool balls and be sure to wash your dog’s face every day. For more information about how to train your dog’s hair, read our client handout. Or check out these prime examples of dog grooming done right with long facial hair, on this Yorkie website.

For all your pet grooming needs, visit Potts Point Veterinary Hospital today.