We do not offer "beauty parlor" type grooming services at our clinic. We do, however, offer grooming for difficult cases, typically known as "de-matts" or "shave-downs" of hopelessly tangled up dogs and cats, or for those with a "I'll bite you if you touch me" attitude. Often these cases require sedation or even light anaesthesia to successfully complete the job. Aside from being uncomfortable, a matted pet can quickly become a target for flies in the summer months, possibly resulting in fly-strike (maggot infestation). Remember also that an ‘unkept’ animal may be a sign that the animal is not well and should be examined by a veterinarian.