Professional Cat & Dog Grooming Services
Adjacent to Marcello Veterinary Hospital in Houma, and inside Marcello Veterinary Hospital Mathews, Spaws for Paws is the “paw”fect place to pamper your pets.
Our groomers have an undeniable love for animals that is reflected in their work. They will take special care to recognize your pet’s individual needs, and will make your pet feel safe and comfortable.
They want your pet’s grooming experience to be as happy and stress-free as possible, therefore they go to great lengths to be gentle while taking care of your pet.
Putting Your Pet's Best Paw Forward
Spaws for Paws offers professional grooming you can count on. Our grooming and bathing services include everything your pet needs to stay clean, healthy, and as adorable as ever!
Dog & Cat Grooming FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet grooming at Marcello Veterinary Hospital.
- How do your groomers handle fearful or aggressive pets?
Our groomers have spent many hours handling stressed, anxious, or aggravated animals. In cases where the animal is especially fearful or aggressive, sedation during the grooming session may be recommended. Most of the time, though, our groomer can manage the animal with the following steps:
• A quiet, peaceful environment
• Offering treats
• Frequent breaks
• Opening a window or playing music
• Asking a dog to do something it knows (like 'sit' or 'shake')
- How long does a grooming session take?
The duration of a grooming session depends on the size of your pet, and the coat type and length. It also depends on what types of services are required to groom them. That said, most grooming sessions at our hospital take between one and two hours.
- How much does grooming cost?
The cost of grooming varies depending on your pet's breed and size, and the type of coat they have. Whether your pet has any significant behavioral issues can also affect the cost. For a better idea of the cost, please contact us for an estimate.
- How often should I have my pet groomed?
The proper frequency of grooming sessions depends on your pet's breed, hair length, and coat type. In most cases, though, regular grooming should be done about once a month.
If you are looking for pet grooming near Houma and Raceland, we are happy to answer any questions you might have.
- What are the health benefits of professional grooming?
Grooming is a necessity to ensure your pet stays clean and healthy. This task can remove fur that’s been shed and has stuck to your dog’s coat, fleas, mats, and ticks. Other health conditions can also be halted or prevented.
Because mats can cause knots in your pet’s hair, this can lead to pain and discomfort - something every owner wants to prevent. A good brushing will also make your dog’s coat shine. Their nails will be trimmed to prevent curling and invasion of germs.
Early detection of skin infections or problems is key to your pet’s health, and the groomer will know what to look for. They will find any inflammations, new lumps, infections, rashes, or lesions that may be missed by even the most diligent owner. They may also catch an underlying problem, and the sooner these issues are found, the sooner they can be treated.
- What do grooming services include?
If you are looking for dog grooming near Houma and Raceland, Marcello Veterinary Hospital is the place for you and your pet.
Based on your pet's needs, we can provide a combination of the following during a grooming session:
- Bathing: shampoo & conditioning
- Nail trimming & grinding
- Teeth brushing
- Breed-specific haircuts
- De-shedding treatments
- Ear cleaning
- Brushing & de-matting
- Full haircuts
- Why should I have my pet professionally groomed?
While you may choose to take on the responsibility and time commitment of grooming your pet yourself, there are a few good reasons to have the job done by a professional groomer:
They have the right tools.
Professional groomers have a wide range of grooming tools at their disposal, from various clippers and specialty skin products to adjustable grooming tables and bathtubs designed specifically for pets. They also keep a selection of specialty shampoos on hand for cats and dogs with allergies, skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and even for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
They have plenty of experience handling dogs and cats.
Professional groomers know what to do to keep your cat or dog safe during grooming. They are experienced in handling seniors, animals with behavioral issues, and more.
They take care of the unsavory tasks.
No matter how much we love our pets, when it comes to cleaning and grooming them, there are certain tasks that are far from pleasant. From shampooing muddy or skunked dogs to removing fleas and ticks and cleaning anal glands, a professional groomer will get the yucky stuff done with a minimum of fuss – so you don't have to.
- What are your drop-off times and hours of operation?
Is your friend in need of spoiling? Look no further than Spaws for Paws. We offer complete grooming services. Please note our hours of operation and available drop-off times:
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Drop off between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Our bathing services are available daily from 8 am to 2:30 pm, and include shampooing, nail trim, ear cleaning, and anal gland extraction, as well as blowing drying, and brushing.
Your pet will go home looking and smelling great after a pampering day at the Spaw.
Benefits of Bathing
There are several sanitary and dermatological benefits to regular bathing sessions for cats and dogs. Bathing:
- Removes dirt & odor for cleaner skin and coat
- Softens and conditions coat
- Reduces shedding
- Helps treat and reduce symptoms of any allergies & skin conditions
- Helps us monitor your pet's health