At our Bartlett animal hospital, we offer professional grooming for all breeds of cats and dogs.
Professional & Caring.
Grooming With a Gentle Touch.
Professional grooming helps keep pets neat and clean, and saves you the time and energy required to do it yourself.
From cuts to help your pet deal with the summer heat, to flea control treatments and nail trims, our experienced professional groomers offer everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy and as cute as ever!
Della loves her grooming appointments. Thanks for making her look so great! You guys are the best!
Interested in our pet grooming services? Fill out the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch to coordinate your booking.
FAQs About Grooming at Hillcrest
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Memphis.
- What do grooming services include?
Based on your pet's needs, their grooming session may include any combination of the following:
- Bathing: Shampoo & Conditioning
- Nail Trimming & Grinding
- Teeth Brushing
- Ear Cleaning
- Brushing & De-matting
- Full Haircuts
- Breed-Specific Haircuts
- De-shedding Treatments
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While many pet owners take on the responsibility of grooming their pets themselves, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have all the necessary tools for a perfect grooming job, including different types of clippers and an adjustable grooming table. They also have access to a wide variety of shampoos for cats and dogs with skin irritations, allergies, fleas and ticks, or for dogs that have been sprayed by a skunk.
They have lots of experience handling dogs.
Professional groomers know how to handle and groom your pet without causing injury. They have experience with animals with behavioral issues, seniors, and those that require all manner of special handling.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to taking care of them, there are some tasks that are less than pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs, to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer has the experience to get the messy stuff done with a minimum of fuss.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The ideal frequency of grooming depends mostly on the breed, hair length, and type of coat the dog or cat has. In general, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of the animal, its hair length, and type of coat it has. That said, most grooming sessions at Hillcrest take between two and three hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming depends mostly on the breed, hair length, and type of coat the dog or cat has, as well as any behavioral issues. All of these factors impact the length of time the grooming session will take. For a better idea of cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive animals?
Our groomers have a lot of experience handling stressed, anxious or aggressive animals. In cases where any animal is extremely afraid or aggressive, we may recommend sedation during the grooming process. However, in most cases, we can manage the animal with the following steps:
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')