Grooming is about more than keeping your pet looking beautiful and clean-smelling, although that's certainly an obvious benefit.  Keeping your animal well-groomed helps keep him comfortable and can also alert you to health problems before they become serious.  Regular grooming allows for looking for lump, bumps, and injuries while clearing mats and parasites.

How to Bathe Your Dog

How often you bathe your pet is largely dependent on the breed and their daily activities.  
Ask your veterinarian for recommendation on how often to bathe your pet.

  1. Before the bath, thoroughly brush and remove all tangles and mats.

  2. Wet the animal with warm water, avoiding the eyes and inside of ears.

  3. Make sure to use a shampoo formulated for your pet; DO NOT use a human shampoo.​​

  4. Apply the shampoo starting on the back and massage to create a light foam.  Remember to clean under the neck, in the face or finger folds, and ear flaps.

  5. Rinse until the water runs clear.

  6. Dermatology treatment shampoos require a second application during which the product needs to stand for at least 5 minutes for rinsing.

  7. Towel-dry the animal.  If well-accepted, use a hair dryer at the lowest temperature setting.

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For after hours emergencies, please contact: 

Small Animal Emergency Clinic 

5127 Canyon Drive

Amarillo, TX 79110

(806) 352-2277

Urgent Care at SAC

3102 45th Ave.

STE 150


SAC at Hillside

6204 Hillside Rd. STE 1000


SAC at 45th

3102 45th Ave.

STE 100




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Sunday: Closed



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Sunday: Closed



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