Kingsbury Animal Hospital

420 North Skinker Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130

(314)721-6251

www.kah.com

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 making your pet's coat look nice and shiny. Even pets that do not need a hair cut can benefit from the wonderful services provided. A professional pet groomer will examine your pet's nails, paw pads, ears, anal glands, skin and hair coat. These areas are often overlooked and can become a problem if not regularly checked and maintained.

Nails that are too long can lead to splayed toes, poor spinal alignment and arthritic joints. Also, nails can grow so long they become in-grown with the paw pads or even the back of the leg.

Did you know that a pet's paws actually sweat? When the hair between a pet's paw pads becomes too long, it becomes more difficult for the pet to stay cool during the hot summer months. And during the winter, ice balls can become entangled between the paw pads making it painful to walk

Many dog breeds require the hair that grows in the ear canal to be plucked regularly to help maintain a cleaner ear canal.  Ears that are not plucked and/or cleaned regularly are an invitation to infection and hearing loss.

And here's a very smelly topic to consider.  Long ago when dogs (and cats) lived in the wild, they used their anal glands to excrete a strong-smelling fluid that marked their territory.  Today, our domesticated canine and feline companions no longer hunt to survive, so they sometimes 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 their human companions, dogs and cats can have flaky skin (dandruff) and oily or dirty hair coats. Not only does a clean, well-conditioned hair 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 with you so your dog or cat can be groomed safely and thoroughly.

We recommend that new puppies get groomed at 10-12 weeks of age to get the puppy acclimated to the grooming process. We also recommend that dogs and cats be groomed every 8-10 weeks. However, the groomer will discuss a schedule that works best for you and your pet's needs.

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 estimate a price range but the final cost is assessed after the pet as been seen and the grooming is completed.
 

Grooming Policies

Cancellation Notice: In order to schedule grooming appointments for the convenience of our clients, we must make maximum use of every appointment slot. We confirm all appointments by email/text/phone. Cients who cancel with fewer than 24 hours before their appointment or who do not show up for a scheduled appointment will be rescheduled only after other clients have been accommodated. We may charge a "no show"/"late cancellation" fee an a deposit of 1/2 the grooming cost may be required for future appointments. For clients who fail to keep a scheduled appointment more then three times in a calendar year without adequate prior notice may be asked to prepay before booking future appointments.

Re-do Policy: If you are unhappy with the results of your pet's grooming, contact us with-in 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. Please know that taking the extended time to groom your pet could lead to additional charges. And also that we may not be able to complete grooming on pets that pose a threat to themselves, other pets or our groomers, We reserve the right to decline a return appointment for pets whose behavior makes it unsafe for us to groom them.

 Top Reasons Why It Costs More To Get Your Pet Groomed Than Your Own Hair Cut !

10. Your hairdresser doesn't wash and clean your rear end.
9.  You don't go eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
8.  Your hairdresser doesn't give you a sanitary trim.
7.  Your hairdresser doesn't clean your ears.
6.  Your hairdresser doesn't remove the boogies from your eyes.
5.  You sit still for your hairdresser.
4.  Your haircut doesn't include a manicure or pedicure.
3.  Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
2.  You don't bite or scratch your hairdresser.

and finally........

1.  The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.