Grooming is about more than just making your pet look good–these services can help your pet feel better as well, assisting in controlling external parasites, soothing skin conditions, and keeping wounds clean after surgery or injury. Michigan City Animal Hospital is proud to offer a complete range of grooming services for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes.

Regular grooming and skincare will help keep your cat’s or dog’s coat clean and free of tangles.

Our groomers, Sharon and Alex, have a combined 40 years of experience between them. Additionally, they are both Fear Free Certified and Cat-Friendly Certified. They always strive to make your pet’s visit as calm and as stress-free as possible.

If you are looking for a grooming service that considers all of your pet’s needs and goes above and beyond to make them comfortable, consider booking an appointment with Sharon or Alex.

What We Offer

Our grooming area is spacious and includes comfy blankets for pets receiving any kind of grooming service and tubs with ramps to help larger pets step in and out easily. We also have hydraulic grooming tables that lower all the way to the ground so that pets of any size can step onto them on their own.

For added safety and comfort, our hair dryers cycle hot and cool air on a timer. We keep them running just long enough to warm up your pet, and then we will towel-dry them the rest of the way.

Our groomers and kennel staff monitor all patients during their visits. Pets always have access to water and will receive multiple bathroom breaks throughout the day. To further ensure a safe and happy visit for your pet, please alert us to any abnormalities your pet may have. Our doctors are just a few steps away if a medical need arises, or if our groomers spot anything of concern.

Our groomers are available Monday through Friday by appointment. For your convenience, your pet should be dropped off between 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and picked up between 4:00  – 6:00 p.m. For special arrangements, you can work with one of our receptionists.

Our groomer is experienced in all dog breeds, cats and the occasional exotic animal.

Dog Grooms

  • Standard breed cut
  • Bath
  • Ear cleaning and plucking
  • Nail trim
  • Anal gland expression

Cat Grooms

  • Bath
  • Thorough brushing
  • Removal of undercoat and matting
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nail trim


  • Cologne
  • Bandana
  • Bows

Optional Services

  • Special Cuts
  • Hot-Oil Treatments (Adds back the oils that are stripped during normal bathing)
  • Medicated Baths (Helps with dry skin problems)
  • Furminator (For De-shedding: Includes Shampoo, conditioner, and comb-out)
  • De-Matting
  • Teeth Brushing (Help maintain dental health between dental cleanings)
  • Flea Removal Treatments

Your pet will be kept in a safe, friendly atmosphere and never exposed to unvaccinated animals as we require all grooming dogs to be vaccinated for our patients’ safety.

We can also provide additional services such as comprehensive physical examinations, vaccinations, or other healthcare during your pet’s stay with us.

Grooming FAQ

What are the Different Types of Hair Coat that a Dog might have?

Selective breeding has led to the development of dogs with a myriad of different coat characteristics and different grooming needs. Some breeds have hair that grows continuously and does not shed. These breeds of dogs require regular trips to the ‘doggy salon’ for a shampoo and cut. Breeds such as huskies, malamutes, and many retrievers have long, thick hair coats with both an outer coat of ‘guard hairs’ and an undercoat of fine hair that serves as an insulating layer. These breeds often go through two heavy seasonal shedding cycles per year (late spring and late fall), during which much of the undercoat falls out in clumps. Many short-haired breeds lack a distinctive undercoat, and these breeds often shed hair in low levels all year round.

How Should I Remove Tangles or Burns?

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Can I Use Baby Shampoo?

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Pet Grooming in Michigan City, IN

For more information on our grooming services, or to schedule your pet’s appointment, call us at 219-872-4191.