Bathing

DOGS:

          We don’t just clean your pet at Cross Creek we provide a bathing experience!  Bathing a dog has long been regarded, by a string of bathers over the years, as a chance to bond with your dog. This is an experience that even Dr. Hale will join in from time to time, for the fun and relaxation of it.  Nothing relaxes a dog or works up as great lather as well as the human hand.   We don’t stop until your dog is clean and refreshed.    This same thorough cleaning precedes therapeutic baths.   A toweling, a blow dry and a walk in the sunshine (if possible) follow the bath.

Dogs to be bathed should arrive by 9 AM, weekday mornings.  Pick ups should be scheduled after 4 PM, the same day. Appointments for bathing are encouraged, but not always necessary. We no longer “dip” dogs; rather we apply the appropriate flea/tick topical (usually Advantix or Frontline spray) once your pet has dried off.  Therapeutic baths are chosen on the basis of a dermatologic exam by Dr. Hale.

CATS:

            Most cats are not generally “bathed” but “groomed and then bathed”.  Cat grooming is by appointment only.  When done at Cross Creek, the grooming of cats is a labor of love.  The available slots for this experience are limited.

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