Grooming: Why it's Important & What to Know!

Pet Grooming at BarkPark!

At BarkPark’s Grooming Salon, we work with all kinds of dogs & cats. If you've been looking for a groomer you can trust with your pet's unique needs, our staff are here to help!

The Importance of Regular Grooming

Regular bathing and grooming is important not only to your pet's appearance, but his or her overall health and wellness. This is especially true of longer haired pets, such as dogs and cats, because painful fur clumps can develop without regular grooming. Eventually, these clumps may need to be cut or shaven off, so it's best to avoid them in the first place. Regular grooming can also help to keep your pet's skin and coat healthy, reducing the risk of certain fungal infections and skin irritation.

Furthermore, when you bring your pet in for regular grooming, you can also have their nails trimmed, their ears cleaned, anal glands expressed, and more.

What to Expect From Our BarkPark! Groomers

When you bring your pet in to see our BarkPark pet groomers, you can always rest assured that your pet will be treated with the utmost care and compassion. Our staff have extensive experience in working with pets of all sizes and temperaments. So rest assured, your pet will always be in good hands. We offer a wide range of grooming services to keep your pet looking and feeling its best, ranging from bathing and trimming to ear cleaning, anal gland expression, nail trimming, and everything in between. Your pet will enjoy a spa-like experience in our grooming facilities, and when your pet's grooming is complete, he or she will have amble space to romp around while they wait for your arrival.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my pet really need professional grooming?

Most likely, yes. Some people assume that because they have a short-haired dog or cat that they don't need professional grooming from time to time, but all pets can benefit from an occasional bathing and nail trim. If you're not sure what types of grooming services your pet needs, we'd be happy to consult with you and determine the ideal package for your pet's unique needs.

What can I do in between grooming appointments?

In between grooming appointments, you can keep your pet's coat healthy by taking the time to brush it at least a few times a week. If you have a longer haired pet, this is vital to preventing clumps from forming. If you're confident in trimming your pet's own nails at home, you may even consider doing this weekly.

How often do my dog's anal glands need expressed?

This can vary from dog to dog, but once every few months is generally enough to avoid problems, such as blocked glands.

Schedule Pet Grooming at BarkPark Today

Ready to schedule your pet grooming with BarkPark? Create an account on our website to set up an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable grooming specialists. If you have any questions we’re always available at BarkParkPhilly@gmail.com or at 215-755-0613.

Katherine Wade