Baxter County Animal Clinic is happy to offer different grooming services.
It is important to have your pets nails trimmed regularly. How often you need to have them trimmed can vary due to several factors. Just like with people, your pets nails will grow at different rates, and they can wear down on their own if you take your dog for daily walks on a hard surface (road or sidewalk). Allowing their nails to grow long can cause pain to the paw, which will in turn make them not want their feet handled. Our experienced veterinarian and staff would be happy trim the nails of your dog, cat, or even guinea pig.
ANAL GLAND EXPRESSION
Most dogs will express their anal glands on their own when they have a bowel movement. However, some dogs may have some difficulty with this. If you notice your dog scooting or licking/chewing their rear end, this may be a sign that they need their anal glands expressed. This process takes just minutes and our staff would be happy to schedule an appointment for you during any of our regular business hours.
Has your dog rolled in something smelly? Taken a run through the mud? Or been sprayed by a skunk? It's time to make an appointment to bring him/her in for a day of pampering. Our kennel staff will get them clean and brushed out from head to toe. We offer baths Monday – Friday and do require that dogs are current on rabies, distemper/parvo, and kennel cough vaccinations.
SEDATE AND SHAVES
Although we do not offer specific hair cuts, we can do a full body shave on your dog or cat. These are done by appointment only, so please call the clinic to schedule. We do require that your pet is current on a Rabies vaccine, and since anesthesia is required, they do need to spend the entire day with us. We can accommodate some specifications, like leaving the head or tail unshaved, so please let us know what you would like when you make your appointment. A nail trim, ear cleaning and bath is included at no additional cost.