What to expect

A professional grooming service, for both dogs and cats, is available at Zabeel Veterinary Hospital. This is done to keeps your pet’s coat free from dirt, oil, mats, and parasites. Grooming helps to keep nails and ears healthy. The groomer will also alert you to any obvious medical problems detected during the grooming process.

Grooming includes:

• Washing • Haircutting • Trimming nails • Cleaning the anal glands • Removing excess wax from the external ears


Clean hair coat

Maintaining your pet’s hygiene and health





The following FAQs can help you learn more about our grooming services. If you have any additional queries, please contact us.

At Zabeel Veterinary Hospital we provide a complete grooming service, which includes cleaning, washing, trimming, and shaping the animal’s coat, as well as clipping of nails and ear cleaning.

It is good to have your pet become familiar with grooming as early as possible after the primary vaccination, usually 12-16 weeks of age. This will help your pet learn at an early age that grooming is a pleasant experience.

To maintain a proper and manageable coat for non-shedding breeds (e.g. Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Terriers) you should have your dog groomed every 4-6 weeks. If they are kept in a very short cut, these breeds may be able to go 8-10 weeks without grooming. Breeds that have short, shedding coats can usually wait 8-12 weeks in-between grooming appointments, as long as they are brushed regularly at home.

Bath with no trim usually takes 1 ½ to 2 hours. However, for larger animals or for a pet that has a lot of hair it might take 2 hours or longer. Matted hair may also take more time. Our groomer will gladly contact you to discuss this.

In most cases, we can manage without sedation. However, if an animal is very anxious or aggressive, our veterinarians may provide very slight sedation for the safety of the animal as well as the staff. Sedation will only be done with the owner’s consent.