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Petsense Grooming Prices – Updated in 2024

Written by: Ed Malaker

Last Updated on April 3, 2024 by Dogster Team

Petsense Grooming Prices – Updated in 2024

Petsense is a part of Tractor Supply now, and it hopes to help pet owners in smaller communities. It provides a large assortment of food supplies and services, including grooming. If you have a busy lifestyle and could use help keeping your pet looking their best, keep reading as we look over Petsense’s grooming prices, along with general grooming advice.

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The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

Grooming helps maintain your pet’s physical well-being. Regular brushing removes dirt, debris, and loose hair from their coat, preventing it from getting around your house and reducing the risk of matting and tangling, which can be uncomfortable for your pet. It also helps distribute their natural oils, and an occasional bath removes dirt deep within the fur.

Trimming helps your pet stay cool in the warm summer months and helps them look their best. Grooming can also include nail trimming and dental and ear cleaning. Besides helping your pet look great, grooming can even help you detect health issues, as the groomer will have a chance to look for rashes and feel for lumps. They will also notice problems with the coat, dental problems, and ear infections.

woman grooming golden doodle dog
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How Much Does Petsense Grooming Cost?

Grooming your pet at Petsense usually costs $30–$90 per pet, but it can vary significantly depending on the type and size of the animal that you want to groom. The coat’s quality and your pet’s temperament may also affect the final price, as will your chosen location, as each may have slightly different rates. The best option is to use the Petsense store locator to find one near you and book a grooming appointment for an exact price.

The standard grooming options available at Petsense include brushing, trimming, and bathing, and there are several packages available, including a full groom, basic bath, and bath and trim. It also offers a puppy package, which can help socialize them with the process so they’re more comfortable with it as adults.

One more thing to note is that while all locations offer dog grooming, only select locations offer cat grooming.

Standard Grooming Options

  • Full Groom
  • Bath & Trim
  • Bath & Brush
  • Basic Bath
  • Express Groom
  • Puppy Package
  • De-Shedding Package
papillon dog grooming
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Additional Grooming Options

Petsense offers additional grooming options that go above what is provided in its standard packages, including nail trimming, ear cleaning, and skin moisturizing. It also provides oral cleaning, which can help slow the progression of dental disease, which affects many dogs. Other options include upgrading the shampoo and flea-and-tick treatment. Unlike the standard options that come in packages, pet parents can select individual options to add on for a small fee.

Additional Grooming Option Average Cost
Face, feet, or sanitary trim $5
Shampoo upgrade $7
Moisturizing treatment $7
Flea-and-tick treatment $9
Gland expression $10
Ear cleaning $10
Nail polish $10
Oral cleaning and breath spray $12
Nail trim $12
Nail trim and file >$20

How Often Should I Groom My Pet?

How often you need to visit Petsense for grooming will depend on your pet. Short-haired breeds need less maintenance than long-haired animals and will need fewer visits. However, most owners will take their pet to the groomers every 3–6 weeks for a bath and a haircut, most frequently visiting during the fall and spring shedding seasons.

It’s also a good idea to opt for dental cleanings during these appointments, with nail clippings and ear cleanings scheduled as needed. Dogs that spend more time inside will tend to have longer nails, and dogs with floppy ears are more prone to infection and wax buildup.

groomer wiping samoyed dog with towel after a bath
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Does Pet Insurance Cover Pet Grooming?

Unfortunately, pet insurance does not usually cover grooming because it is a routine cosmetic service. The best option is to establish a budget and put aside money each week to cover the grooming appointments as needed.

Maintaining Your Pet Between Grooming Appointments

  • Brush your pet’s coat regularly, especially if they have long or thick fur. Aim for at least a few times a week.
  • Bathe your pet as needed, but avoid over-bathing, as it can strip their skin of natural oils. Use a pet-specific shampoo to prevent skin irritation.
  • Regularly trim your pet’s nails to prevent them from becoming too long, which can cause discomfort and affect the way that they walk.
  • Check your pet’s ears for dirt, wax buildup, and signs of infection, and clean them with a vet-recommended ear cleaner and a soft cloth or cotton ball.
  • Regularly brush your pet’s teeth with a pet-specific toothbrush and toothpaste. Dental chews and toys can also help keep their teeth clean. Never use human toothpaste, as it can contain xylitol or other ingredients that can harm your pet’s health.
  • Examine your pet’s eyes for discharge, redness, or signs of irritation. Use a damp, clean cloth to wipe away any discharge gently.
  • Check your pet’s paws for signs of injury, foreign objects, or overgrown hair. Trim the hair between the paw pads to prevent matting and discomfort if it gets thick.
  • If your pet has hair that grows continuously, like some breeds of dogs, you may need to trim around the eyes, paws, and tail between grooming appointments to maintain their comfort and appearance.
  • Ensure that your pet’s living area is clean and free of waste. Regularly clean their bedding, litter box, or cage to maintain a healthy environment.

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Conclusion

While the cost of grooming your pet at Petsense can vary depending on your location and several other factors, including your pet’s size and temperament, you can expect to pay $30–$90 for a standard grooming package. It offers several combo packages, like Bath & Trim and Bath & Brush, that will help ensure that you only pay for what you need. There are also several add-on options, like ear cleaning, oral cleaning, and a shampoo upgrade that will help groom your pet more completely, so they can look and feel even better.


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