We offer Grooming services with our Professional Groomer, Alma Puvogel
Alma Puvogel is an award winning Pet Groomer, specializing in hand-scissoring, hand-thinning and hand-stripping. Grooming with Alma includes: Full bath, nail trim, anal glands, ear plucking (if necessary), and haircut.
EDUCATION: Graduated with 900 hours as a Pet Grooming Technician, specializing in hand scissoring, hand thinning, and hand stripping, on Nov. 9, 1984 at Valley Vocational School. Educated and Mentored by Marcia Hill. Completed and qualified as a Companion Animal Hygienist on October 28, 1990. Completed CPR training for pets.
Alma takes appointments Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Call us at (949) 837-7660
*THERE IS A $25 NO SHOW FEE. PLEASE CALL TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE YOUR GROOMING APPOINTMENT 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
Lake Forest Animal Clinic is committed to keeping your pet happy and healthy in all ways. That's why Lake Forest Animal Clinic offers professional pet grooming services by Alma. We want to make your pet look great, but there are also many health aspects a professional groomer adds to a "bath and brush" for your dog or cat. Our groomer works hand in hand with our veterinarians and we feel that the grooming service plays an important role in our pet wellness care program. A clean pet is a healthy pet. Having your pet groomed can help prevent skin disease, fleas, ticks, and irritations. Hair that is matted can pull and cause skin lesions on your pet. Pets with longer hair also need special attention paid to their eyes, ears and anal region.
The groomer checks your pet's body for signs of any potential problems. Your pet's ears are inspected to look for dirt and overgrown hair that can block the ear canal and lead to infection. We look at your pet's paws to see if there are cuts or punctures that require attention. Before bathing, we look closely at your pet's skin for signs of fleas, parasites, mites or infection. Our professional groomer notes any type of lumps, rashes, skin lesions or skin discoloration which may be early signs of illness. If we notice anything unusual which requires additional medical attention, our groomer is able to alert a veterinarian at our pet hospital for further evaluation.Our Lake Forest Animal Clinic's Doctors work with the grooming staff to help them make pet care decisions based on their observations. If a skin condition has been noticed, we may use a medicated shampoo to reduce irritation or a flea shampoo to remove the pests.
Our groomer will bathe and groom your pet with a special sensitivity to any hot spots, or open raw areas, so as not to cause further irritation or infection. We carefully trim your pet's nails to the appropriate length so they don't cause pain when your pet walks. We have the appropriate supplies to brush each breed's hair and keep our tools clean so we don't transfer disease from one pet to another. Our groomer will clip and brush your pet's hair to remove any matts or tangles, and pays special attention to the comfort needs of our senior pet guests.
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