Pet Bathing

Pet Bathing With Our Veterinarian in Lakeland, FL

Bathing your pet is not an easy chore. Let our professionals at Santa Fe Animal Hospital in Lakeland, FL, handle the job and you'll keep your bathroom clean and avoid the hassle of cleaning your pet yourself. Additionally, our experts have the correct supplies to care for your pet's fur and skin. Our team wants your pet to be healthy and beautiful. Bathing is part of both aspects of your pet's wellness.

dog getting bathedWhy Might You Need to Bathe Your Pet?

Bathing is important to the appearance of your pet's skin and fur. Of course, you'll need to bathe your pet if they get exceptionally dirty. But what about regular baths? How often you bathe your cat or dog depends on the breed and whether it goes outside. Dogs that run through the mud need more bathing than small, lap dogs that stay inside. Cats regularly clean themselves, but even a fastidious cat can benefit from a bath occasionally. Ask your pet's veterinarian about the best bathing schedule to avoid skin irritation and drying while keeping your pet's coat shiny and soft.

What is the Importance of Pet Bathing?

Bathing is good for both you and your pet. With regular bathing and grooming, your pet will shed less, reducing the allergens it releases into the air. Regular grooming and bathing are just as much parts of caring for your pet as regular veterinarian exams and vaccinations. Just as you regularly take showers or baths to smell good and stay healthy, your pet should also get regular cleaning for the same reasons. Additionally, bathing can prevent problems for you or the pet by removing pollen, allergens, and dirt from the fur.

What Can Bathing Prevent?

Bathing can help prevent allergic reactions in both the pet and the owner. If your pet has allergies, bathing washes away the cause from the animal's fur. Additionally, washing your pet will remove allergens the pet could bring into your home and cause you or your family members to sneeze. Bathing also helps to reduce the dirt your pet tracks in from outside.

Bring Your Pet to See Us

Santa Fe Animal Hospital in Lakeland is not only an AAHA accredited facility to treat your pet's medical conditions it's also a wellness center that offers ways to pamper your pet, including bathing. Contact us at (863) 665-5033 to get more information about our pet wellness services or to make an appointment for a bathing or grooming session for your pet.