If you just can’t do a thing with your hound’s
hair, Greenfield Animal
Hospital can help. In an effort to
become an all-inclusive veterinary facility, the hospital has started a grooming
service. Andrea Ott, a 2000 graduate of the New York School of Dog Grooming, has
relocated from Florida to take on
the bathing and brushing.
Besides typical grooming, the facility now offers
such unique services as acupuncture done by the veterinarians, spa packages,
and organic products. An organic session might include a bath with Epson salts,
an oatmeal scrub, organic soap, and grapeseed oil for pets’ winter feet, Ott
said. She can also perform facials for the animals.
“I’ve been researching all the possible spa
services for pets,” she said.
The latest trend is colored dying: turning your
poodle purple, for example. You might rather give him a brilliantly shaded Mohawk.
Ott can do that, too.
Competitive costs extend from $25 for a bath to $99
for grooming, with all prices depending on the pet’s size. With 12 years of
experience, Ott has groomed dogs ranging from a three-pound toy Yorkshire
terrier to a 150-pound Great Bernard. She’s also tended to cats, rabbits, and
“I became a pet groomer because I love animals,”
Ott said. “Also, this is the happy end of the veterinary business. Dogs feel so
good after they are groomed. They just prance around.”