Michigan Road Animal Hospital Offers Cat & Dog Grooming in Indianapolis

We offer complete dog grooming & bathing services by experienced and gentle groomers here at our veterinary hospital. Our certified pet groomers treat each 4 legged friend that walks through our door with loving care as if they were our own. We serve all dog breeds, and have experience with beautifying every kind. Contact us to make your pet’s sPAW appointment today!

We are conveniently located at 3845 West 96th Street, and provide care for pets from all over Indianapolis and the surrounding areas such as Beech Grove, Perry Township, Wayne, Speedway, Decatur, and Warren.

Cat and Dog Grooming Services

We promise to give your pet plenty of TLC during their sPAW day – complete with lots of love & regular potty breaks.  Prices vary depending on the type of dog and grooming needed.

Dog grooming includes:

  •  Shampooing
  • Conditioning (if needed)
  • Brush and blow out
  • Hair cutting
  • Shaving (per instruction)
  • Ear cleaning
  • Anal gland expression (when asked)
  • Nail trimming

Optional services include: brushing teeth, dremeling nails, and hair coloring for special occasions.

Top 5 Dog Grooming Basics

Dog grooming is essential to maintaining your dog’s health and well-being. Maintaining a regular grooming schedule appropriate to the breed of your dog, including their coat type, will keep them in good condition, eliminate offensive odor, and prevent discomfort to your pet during and between grooming sessions.

To ensure that dog grooming is not an uncomfortable experience for your pet, it is also important to use the appropriate grooming tools. Here are some tips to help you provide for your dog’s grooming needs between appointments with the professional groomer:

Brushing

Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and spending time to groom your dog can strengthen the bond between you while maintaining your dog’s healthy coat. A dog’s minimum brushing needs depends on the breed. Choose appropriate tools and follow these guidelines.

  • Long-haired dogs usually require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling.
  • Medium-haired dogs may be prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed at least weekly.
  • Short-haired dogs might only need brushing monthly.
  • If your breed of dog sheds excessively, or during shedding season, usually during the summer, brushing often will help keep shedding to a minimum and help keep your furniture free of unsightly fur.

Nail Trimming

Nail trimming can be a traumatic experience for dogs, especially if they have experienced pain from having their nails clipped too short. It can also be uncomfortable for owners, who might have difficulty handling the process. Dogs will develop an aversion to nail trimming once the experience has caused them pain or fear. If you choose to do it yourself, learn to trim nails correctly and exercise caution during the learning process. As an alternative to nail clippers, use a rotary tool. Nail clipping at your pet’s regular grooming appointment is usually sufficient to keep nails healthy and prevent discomfort or injury.

Bathing

Fun is not the word that comes to mind for most dog owners when it comes to bathing their dogs, especially large dogs. Most dogs are not too keen on the process either. Bathing does not have to be a daunting experience, though, if you get your dog used to the idea from a puppy and schedule bathing on a regular basis. Make sure you have all the tools you need prepared in advance, so you won’t need to run off the get a towel, etc.

Most dogs need monthly bathing. Use a shampoo specifically formulated for dogs. Depending on your dog’s skin and coat condition, we may recommend a specific shampoo tailored to your dog’s needs.

Ear Care

If not cleaned on a regular basis, your dog’s ears can accumulate wax, which can be the perfect environment for growing bacteria and yeast.Some dogs go their whole life without developing ear disorders. In this case, the only ear cleaning needed is during bath time. Ask the veterinarian for advice on the correct method to do this without causing discomfort or trauma to your dog’s ears.

Many ear problems are related to allergies. A foul odor emanating from the ears along with a build-up of debris can indicate the need for medical care. Specialty ear cleaning products and medications can be prescribed by our veterinarians to alleviate these problems.

Haircuts

Some dog breeds need a cut every 2- 4 weeks to keep them looking and feeling good, long-haired breeds in particular. This type of grooming is best done by a professional groomer.

Whatever your dog grooming needs may be, we have a facility and professional grooming services that are second to none. Our professional and compassionate groomer looks forward to serving you and your family pet. Contact us today to make an appointment for dog grooming in Indianapolis!