Kingston Veterinary Hospital

03 9584 7500

Washing and Grooming




Grooming is an important part of pet care. Depending on the breed, age and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine. Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable.  Some breeds don't shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks. Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.

Our Professional Grooming Services

We offer some grooming services for cats and dogs under 20kg. Our veterinary nurses are trained to do basic grooms, and our grooming clients are usually dogs and cats that are best groomed with the aid of a light sedation under the care of qualified staff. We also wash your pet (if appropriate) with a suitable shampoo and conditioner for their coat condition. Please call to speak to our friendly staff about your pet's particular grooming needs to see if we can be of assistance.


Grooming at Home

We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:

  • Decreased chance of skin problems
  • Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
  • Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, fleas, lameness or changes in temperament.
  • Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
  • Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact

Our clinic will look after your cat