Grooming for Pets

To keep your pet happy they need to be groomed regularly. Our hospital offers professional grooming services that will leave your pet looking brand new. Grooming is especially needed for pets that have long hair that becomes easily matted, senior pets and others with physical disabilities that prevent them from taking care of themselves.

What happens during a pet’s grooming session?

During your furry friends grooming appointment we give them a bath with special formulated shampoo that suits their needs. A medicated bath can help pets who suffer from allergies, flea infestations and dry or oily skin. Pets are also given a haircut, ear cleaning and nail trimming. We clean your pet’s eyes, paws and pads. Our grooming specialist has years of experience and treats your loyal companion with compassion to make them as comfortable as possible. We do our best to keep your pet calm and make the session less stressful for them.

How often does my pet need to be groomed?

After dogs have reached 3-months-old they should be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. Even though cats groom themselves often they should be professionally groomed every 3 months. To schedule your pet’s grooming appointment simply call 613.531.3334.

How can I prepare my pet for their grooming session?

Before your pet’s grooming session they should be vaccinated. We require that pets are up to date with vaccines for Bordetella, Distemper, Hepatitis, Influenza and Rabies to ensure a safe place for all our patients being groomed.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. We will take a history of your pet’s health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue to offer curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital