Pet Bathing

What Are the Benefits of Regular Pet Bathing?

Pet grooming is often viewed as a special treat for dogs and cats. Yet, the benefits of regular baths and trims can go far beyond simply making your pet look cute. Our team at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, perform grooming services that can help your pet enjoy these benefits for their health and wellbeing.

Pet Bathing

Have the Veterinarian Check for Skin Conditions

At our veterinary center, we can use grooming sessions as an opportunity to do a mini-checkup. Often, a pet’s hair gets too long to allow you to see their skin, and all that fur could cover up rashes, sores or even cancerous lesions. During a bath, our groomer can get a close-up view of your pet’s skin. If they notice anything, then they can let you know along with a veterinarian on our veterinary team so that your pet can start receiving additional care.

Prevent Fleas and Ticks with Pet Grooming

Fleas and ticks can carry diseases that make your pet sick. These types of infestations can also spread fast and leave your pet dealing with some serious discomfort. Pet grooming services can also include using special flea and tick shampoos that can kill any insects on your pet’s body and prevent more from returning. Brushing your pet also helps to remove any dead fleas so that your pet’s fur is fresh and clean again after their treatment.

Keep Shedding and Dander Down With Regular Bathing

Certain pet breeds are known for being heavy shedders, and all of that hair and dander can trigger allergies in sensitive people. Plus, you might just detest having to constantly use a lint brush and vacuum up lost pet hair that falls on the floor. Pet bathing helps to loosen and remove excess hair before it falls off in your house. Our pet groomer can also use special shampoos and conditioners that are designed to lower the amount of hair that pets shed.

Help Make Your Pet Feel Relaxed and Clean

You may also find that your pet just enjoys all of the special attention they get during a bathing session. Many pets seem to soak up the extra pets, and they’ll stand still for the brushing and drying that follows their bath. Giving your pet social opportunities that also result in them being clean is a great way to reward them for being such a treasured part of your family.

Arrange for Your Pet’s Grooming 

Bring your pet with us at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, to get our pet grooming services or get pet exam from a veterinarian on our veterinary team. Whether your pet needs their nails trimmed or their bangs are getting a little too long, we’ve got a range of services that can help them look and feel their best. We are serving the areas of Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Edison, Chatham, Madison, Union, Westfield and Springfield, NJ.  Give us a call at (908) 273-2200 to get your pet started with regular grooming sessions that improve their overall health. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can provide pet grooming, pet bathing, and more.


Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

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