Pet Grooming

Looking for a stress-free groomer? Look no further!

Finding the right groomer for your pet is important to you and your pet, and Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital understands this.

The Right Groomer

In the right hands, the grooming process can be a positive experience. Knowing the signs of stress, creating a calm atmosphere, and gradually working through the process can do wonders for a stressful pet. Marissa Bibbs is our “Goddess of Groom”; as a yoga and meditation instructor, she possesses a natural calm about her that your pets will open up to. She has groomed cats and dogs, which prior to her, would need to be sedated to groom; now they are groomed regularly without stress or drugs.

Marissa’s grooming skills are second-to-none. With extensive knowledge of different coats, she can provide guidance needed for many pet parents. She will meet with you upon arrival to discuss any areas that need particular attention, length of the cut, etc.

Feline Grooming

Grooming a cat can mean sedation to get through the process. There are some cats where it is absolutely necessary to ensure a safe grooming processes. As our Salon is located within an animal hospital, a very light sedation (anesthesia is used only for the most difficult cases) can be administered and monitored during the grooming process. Your feline friend can awake as soon as grooming is complete; with a couple yawns and very little grogginess.

Grooming and Your Pet’s Health

Grooming is associated with many areas that can become an issue, resulting in a visit to the vet to clear things up.

  • Ear Cleaning (prevents ear infections)
  • Nail Trims (prevents snagging and possible damage to the nail, nail bed, or toe)
  • Untrimmed nails cause a pet to adjust their gait in an unnatural way, causing arthritis down the road.
  • Your pet’s coat holds onto allergens, poison ivy, etc. A good bath can wash away allergens that can be causing allergic reactions; poison ivy can transfer to pet owners, while your pet won’t react, pet owners can come down with a notable case just by petting their dog.
  • Matting is painful to your pet as the coat mats down to the skin and pulls on the skin, most times causing a break in the skin and now treatment for a skin infection becomes necessary.

Stress-free pampering nose to tail.

Marissa Bibbs
a.k.a. “Goddess of Groom”


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“I cannot speak highly enough about every single person at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. They truly embody their mission statement “Where we treat you like family and your pets as our own.”

Anisha S.
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“The attention and service provided to my two dogs by the vet technician (Ms. Wilder) and the Vet (Dr. McDonald) were impressive. They really put my two dogs first and made me feel they care about the health of my pets.”

Jonathan D.
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“We just put our three-year-old through training at day camp at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. Cheyenne and Will are great and Serena’s improved so much that we have taken her to Marietta Market, baseball games for the grandkids, and other little outings.”

Nancy A.
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“Had to board for four days. I called to check on her and was given in detail how she did. Picked her up and she was not shaking (which she normally does when we are at vets). I will definitely use them again. Love this group. Very friendly and caring!”

Freda B.

“If you need a cat groomer, I recommend Marissa! She was patient with my baby Oliver and made him feel comfortable. And he looks great!!!!”

Jennifer B.
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Frequently Asked Questions

As veterinarians we deal with a wide range of complicated issues in the course of our day-to-day work. If you don’t have all the answers, we might. We have some FAQ documents on a wide range of subjects for your pet. Whether you’re looking for answers to common questions or just curious, our FAQs could be the fastest route to the answers you need.

A puppy’s critical development period is 8 – 14 weeks, training is crucial during this period and is fine, given they’re at the appropriate level of vaccines. Puppies can meet other vaccinated puppies…we require all training participants to be at the appropriate stage of vaccination for their age.
They pose a variety of health and safety hazards. Without knowledge of the other dog’s backgrounds, it’s a risky situation at best. Other pet owners may not be aware of the risks…nor mindful of their pet.
Imagine not brushing your teeth for five years? Infection occurs when bacteria collects between the gums and teeth as they separate; it then enters the blood stream and sets up in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Absolutely, NOT! Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dogs are extremely sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of NSAIDs, resulting in pain, bleeding, and ulceration.
Change in appetite, lethargy, low energy, aggressiveness, inappropriate elimination, and vocalization are all signs of an underlying issue. Though the symptoms began recently, the issue began well before the symptoms began to show.
Our wellness plans spread out the cost of services throughout the year…much easier on your wallet. Part of your savings includes no exam fee when you come for a visit.
It provides a baseline of values to reference the next time your pet needs treatment. It also detects early signs of cancer, infection and disease, and ensures organs are properly functioning.
On July 19, 2018, the U.S. FDA issued an alert regarding grain-free diets and a possible link to dilated cardiomyopathy (a decreased ability to pump blood); often resulting in congestive heart failure. The correlation of peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, and potatoes is the focus of the investigation and if your pet is currently on a grain free diet, the FDA urges pet owners to consult their veterinarian.

Call us today, we want to be your partner in your pet’s healthcare!