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A Message from Kingsbury Animal Hospital...
If you are here for an appointment.Please stay in your car and call us at 314.721.6251
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Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We are continuing to experience a high volume of calls. If you are unable to get through, please email us for non-urgent matters and refills of food and medication at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLEAN, It's a Wonderful Thing!
Kingsbury Grooming Services is committed to the same principles as the animal hospital. In-hospital professional groomers are available to provide convenient, full service dog and cat grooming for both medical and cosmetic needs. Our groomers have many years experience in providing the finest grooming services available. Read about them here
Having your pet professionally groomed accomplishes more than just a clean and shiny coat. A professional pet groomer will examine your pet's nails, paw pads, ears, anal glands, skin and hair coat.
Nails that are too long can lead to splayed toes, poor spinal alignment and arthritic joints. Also, nails can grow so long they grow into the paw pads or even the back of the leg.
Did you know that a pet's paws actually sweat? Keeping the fur between paw pads trimmed short helps in maintaining body temperature in the summer and reduces the chance of ice balls building up between paw pads in the winter.
Some dog breeds require their ear fur to be plucked regularly to help maintain a cleaner ear canal. Ears that are not plucked and/or cleaned are prone to infection and hearing loss.
And here's a smelly topic to consider. Sometimes our pets need help with emptying their anal glands. Anal glands can become impacted or abscessed when they are not regularly emptied. This service is included when necessary.
Just like humans, dogs and cats can have flaky skin (dandruff) and oily or dirty fur coats. Not only does a clean, well-conditioned coat look and feel better, it also reduces the chance of some bacterial skin infections, flea infestations, hairballs (for cats) and excessive shedding.
All of these services are included in the grooming fee. Extra charges are added for matted coats, medicated shampoos, flea treatments, overgrown coats and pets with special needs, all of which require additional time. Our groomers can discuss these issues upon check-in..
We recommend that new puppies get groomed starting at 10-12 weeks of age to get acclimated with the process. The groomer will discuss a schedule that works best for you and your pet's needs after that first grooming appointment.
Scheduled appointments for grooming are necessary and may be combined with a doctor's visit if requested in advance. Upon your pet's first visit to grooming, proof of current DHPP and Rabies vaccines for dogs or FVRCP and Rabies vaccines for cats is necessary. Exact quotes cannot be given over the phone as pricing is based on the size, breed, coat condition and temperament of your pet. However, we can provide an estimated price range.
Cancellation Notice: We confirm all appointments by email/text/phone. Clients who cancel less than 24 hours notice or who do not show up for a scheduled appointment may be charged a "no show" fee for the missed appointment. A deposit of 1/2 the grooming cost may be required for future appointments. Clients who miss more than three appointments in one year may be required to prepay the full estimated cost of grooming upon scheduling an appointment.
Re-do Policy: If you are unhappy with the results of your pet's grooming, contact us within seven days and we will re-do the grooming by appointment at no additional charge.
Behavioral Issues: We will make every attempt to groom uncooperative pets. However, it may lead to additional charges due to the extra time. We reserve the right to decline a return appointment for pets whose behavior makes it unsafe for us to groom them.