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Regular grooming is essential to the maintenance of your pet's health. Keep your pet smelling and looking attractive, prevent parasites, and skin irritations. 


While grooming should be done on a consistent basis, the frequency to which your pet needs to be groomed will depend somewhat on daily routines, coat type, age and general health. It is recommended that long haired dogs be groomed every 6-8 weeks to avoid matting. In addition, your pet will benefit from regular brushing to remove any loose hairs and dead skin cells, to rid the coat of debris and external parasites, and to disseminate skin oils that form along the hair shafts.

Grooming Services

In York Region we are fortunate to have many rare dog breeds, however we do not have very many qualified groomers to handle these pets. Fortunately at Abbotsford Animal Hospital we do have such a groomer. Pia Halmen has been grooming dogs for over a decade. Her experience and expertise shines when she is presented with a rare breed or a challenging dog. Regardless of whether your dog is a Puli, Shetland sheepdog, Havanese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Old English or Wolfhound; after a day spent with Pia, you will be amazed at the results.

We can assist in recommending the proper tools to use for your pet's coat type. If your pet suffers from allergies, our veterinarian may prescribe regular bathing as part of the treatment routine. Be sure to notify us of any special needs your pet may require such as specific shampoos or eye care and bring any of these products with you to your appointment. Please schedule your pet's appointment in advance, especially during the warmer summer months and near the holiday seasons. We are happy to offer the following services to assist in the health and maintenance of your pet:

  • Grooming Services

  • Ear Cleaning

  • Anal Gland Expressing

  • Bathing

  • Coat Brushing

  • Shearing

Pia grooms Monday through Friday