Pet grooming back on the menu

WIMMERA Mallee Veterinary Services are bringing back grooming on Tuesdays.

Grooming has been missing from the services in the district for some time and now the team can pamper your pooch again.

Extensive renovations are continuing at the Warracknabeal clinic to accommodate the new services.

The team of Stacey Whitehouse, Emma Alford, Keisha Grant assisted by Jen Mann, bring their grooming experience to the practice.

Wimmera Mallee Veterinary Services Vet Dr Anthony James said the services will include general grooming but not show clips.

“Most animals don’t need sedation but it can be arranged on appointment if the animal is badly matted, uncooperative or aggressive,” Dr James said.

Services being offered by the team in the grooming department include coat treatment including shampooing and conditioning, nail clipping, anal gland expressing as well as advice on flea control and worming.

Dr James said it was a much needed service for the area.

“Regular groomers don’t do this district and the ones that do are usually booked out and can’t keep up with the demand so they would otherwise have to travel,” Dr James said.

He said grooming will be just on Tuesdays at this stage or by appointment depending on availability.

Dr James and the team have been working tirelessly to bring as many animal services to the area and are aiming to bring a puppy education and familiarisation classes in the near future.

They are currently getting the facilities set up for these classes so keep an eye out for further announcements closer to the date of commencement which is expected to be around early July.

So in the mean time take care of your furry friend with a bit of TLC and help them feel comfortable with the new grooming service now available at Wimmera Mallee Veterinary Service.