Tips From Our Groomer

groomer“A Groomer’s Wish” – Kathleen Muth
It takes two sides to weave
A pup to a dog, A kitten to a cat
Two hands – parent and groomer
Soft spoken, yet also stern
Where nibbling does not turn to biting.

Touch and praise are the key ingredients of a happy, content and loved companion.

Kathleen’s groomer guidelines:

At what age should my pet first be groomed?
Dogs and cats should begin being professionally groomed at the age of 3-4 months. The younger they are, the faster they learn. If your pet is adopted at a younger age, coat care should still start at home. Contact the Hunt Valley Animal Hospital staff or Kathleen for instructions on home care.

What is my pet’s first grooming session like?
Every animal, like a child, learns at his/her own pace. Kathleen likes to make it fun for your dog or cat while learning at the same time. Puppies and kittens need time to get used to the environment – sounds, other animals, the dryers, scissors, and clippers. Kathleen will ease your pet into the grooming process – so each appointment may add a new dimension (ie. bath, nails trimmed, etc). You, the owner, need to reassure your pet that grooming day is a “fun day”! Animals are very intuitive and sense your emotions.

What are the grooming hours?
Kathleen grooms dogs and cats Monday through Saturday by appointment only, except for Thursdays.

Drop off times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Pick up times vary by animal and scheduled day.

How much will my pet’s grooming cost?
Pricing varies depending on your pet’s size, coat condition and temperment.

Kathleen will be happy to discuss any of your pet’s grooming needs. Please call her at Hunt Valley Animal Hospital at 410-527-0800

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Hunt Valley
Animal Hospital

11206 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Phone: 410-527-0800
Fax: 410-527-0041

Hospital Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm

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