SOURCE: Ani-Mall Pet Hospital

March 06, 2012 10:00 ET

Middletown Pet Grooming Service Aids Pet Wellness

MIDDLETOWN, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Ani-Mall Pet Hospital in Middletown, NY offers a complete menu of pet grooming services as part of its total approach to pet wellness. The veterinarian team stresses the importance of proper pet skin maintenance and grooming to a pet's health, as many pet owners do not realize that neglecting this area of their pet's care can lead to medical issues. In addition to regular grooming at home to remove hair and prevent matting, the doctors also recommend having a professional groom the pet on a regular basis to improve the pet's overall appearance and look for any signs of potential medical problems.

Middletown pet grooming services include a bath and shampoo, hair care that is appropriate to the breed, nail care and dental care. Bathing with a medicated shampoo helps prevent the buildup of skin oils which can lead to skin diseases, and moisturizes it to reduce drying or flaking. The pet's hair is trimmed with special attention to the face, paws and hind area to prevent the buildup of dirt and bacteria. Hair inside the pet's ears is trimmed to reduce wax buildup and infections. Haircuts for breeds with longer hair can reduce overheating and tangling. Brushing removes matted hair that can lead to skin tears and lesions. Overgrown nails can result in pain to the pet if not properly trimmed. Pet dental care and tooth brushing is provided to help maintain healthy teeth. The technician also carefully checks for any signs of tooth decay, skin infection or flea, tick and mite infestation. Any abnormalities are immediately referred to a veterinarian for further evaluation and treatment.

Commenting on the grooming services Dr. Michael Barra, owner of Ani-Mall, said, "It's not just about having your pet look good. As a veterinarian, I see the effects that a lack of regular grooming can have on pet wellness. Proper maintenance of a pet's hair and skin is just as important as what we humans do for ourselves. Because our Pet Spa is part of an animal hospital we know what to look for and how to repair any damage that may have occurred. Our motto is, 'Everything that is good for your pet!' Regular grooming is part of a pet care routine that keeps pets happy and healthy."

Ani-Mall Pet Hospital was founded in 1976, and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Other services available include veterinary care and wellness examinations, an in-house pharmacy, on-site laboratory and x-ray services, surgical services, pet boarding and daycare, and a pet supply store.

The full-service facility is located at 877 Route 17 M. Further information on the animal hospital or its grooming services can be obtained by visiting the website at Visitors to the website are also encouraged to sign up for a free newsletter which contains articles of interest on many topics related to pet health.

Contact Information

  • Ani-Mall Pet Hospital
    Middletown, NY