Petco Dog Nail Trim

The grooming destination that puts your pets health first

Customize your dog’s grooming with solutions to help keep themfeeling great.

Breed-specific Haircuts

Regular grooming is essential to your pets health as it helpsprevent skin issues such as matting.

Baths for Every Breed

We’ll suds away dirt, oil and debris to help skin & coats of alltypes look and feel great.

Customized Packages

Upgrade their visit with packages designed to target specificneeds such as de-shedding, dry and sensitive skin care and more.

Walk-In Services

Help care for your pet with essential services such as nailtrimming, teeth-brushing and gland expressions. Walk-in service only.

Whats Included:

  • Cut and style

  • Deep-cleaning shampoo

  • Blow-dry

  • 15-min brushout

  • Scented spritz

  • Gland expression

  • Nail trim

Whats Included:

  • Deep-cleaning shampoo

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  • Blow-dry

  • 15-min brushout

  • Scented spritz

  • Gland expression

  • Nail trim

Essentials Plus

Solution to take care of their routine needs

Flea Cleanse

Solution to fight back against fleas

Shed Release

Solution to reduce and remove loose fur

Shed Release Plus

Solution to minimize shedding, PLUS teeth-brushing and nail care

Calm & Refresh

Solution to help them unwind and relax

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Soothe & Repair

Veterinarian-developed solution for dry, itchy skin

Mini Make Rover $22 ($40 value)

Includes nail trim and buffing, ear cleaning, paw balm and scented spritz

Mini Make Rover Plus $25 ($50 value)

Includes nail trim and buffing, ear cleaning, paw balm and scented spritz, plus teeth-brushing or breath refresh

Nail trim and buffing


Nail trim


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Breath refresh


Face, feet and fanny trim


Ear cleaning


Bath & Groom Pricing*

X-Small Breeds Baths start at $22 Grooms start at $38Small Breeds Baths start at $26 Grooms start at $42Medium Breeds Baths start at $30 Grooms start at $47Large Breeds Baths start at $34 Grooms start at $57X-Large Breeds Baths start at $39Grooms start at $66

*Pricing is based on local market pricing, size and hair length of dog, and service selected. True price can only be quoted after completing the online booking process.

Were with your pet every step of the way

From start to finish, we make your pet’s health & wellness our top priorities.



Your service starts with our 7-point Pet Care Check*, a quick screening where we make sure nothing looks or feels abnormal.


Initial Brush & Clip

Each dogs service is personalized to their needs, which may include a thorough brushout or initial shave for dogs with thick coats.



Scrub-a-dub! We gently massage shampoo into your dogs coat to remove dirt, oil and debris, leaving them silky-smooth and squeaky-clean.



Drying dogs isnt one-size-fits-all. We use a variety of methods from air- and towel-drying to non-heated hand-held dryers to ensure dogs safety and comfort.


Full Haircut

Heres where the real transformation happens. Our stylists work their magic to create cuts that meet breed standards or your personal style preference—100% satisfaction guaranteed!


Report Card

We’ll send your pet home with a full report detailing services provided and after-care recommendations for keeping them healthy until we see them at your next grooming appointment.

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*The 7-point Pet Care Check is not a substitute for regular examinations and care from a licensed veterinarian. If we find any concerns, we will refer you to your veterinarian.


What is the price for a dog bath or bath with haircut?

You can call your local Petco grooming salon before your visit to receive an estimated price. Based on your preferred grooming service options, you can discuss details over the phone or in person when you meet your stylists at the start of your pets groom.

What vaccinations are required for salon services?

For the health and safety of all guests and stylists, we require proof of current vaccinations based on your pet’s age. Requirements include:


  • Under 16 weeks: At least 2 sets of puppy starter vaccinations that include distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus
  • 16 weeks and older: Rabies vaccination


  • Under 16 weeks: Parvovirus, herpesvirus type-1 and calicivirus
  • 16 weeks and older: Rabies vaccination

Please make sure there’s at least a 24-hour time period between vaccine administration and their grooming service. For questions, we recommend consulting with your Petco salon to ensure that your pet has the proper vaccinations prior to their appointment.

Are their vaccinations expired? Visit Petco Veterinary Services to find a convenient Petco walk-in vaccination clinic.

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The amount of time a grooming service takes depends on your pets size and the type of service requested. Your stylist will be able to provide an estimated time of completion at check-in or over the phone.

Minor services, such as nail trimmings, approximately take 5 minutes and, depending on salon availability, no appointment is necessary. However, we recommend calling your local salon to confirm availability.

For a speedy grooming experience, an Express Service can be added to any full-service bath or haircut at an additional fee of $15. For brachycephalic breeds, such as French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Pugs and Boxers, we offer the Express Service (VIP) for the safety of the pet. Ask your stylist for details and availability.”

Do you kennel dry dogs?

We offer several methods of drying that are designed to ensure the safety and comfort of every pet. These methods include air drying, towel drying, non-heated hand-held and kennel dryers. For brachycephalic breeds that are prone to respiratory issues, we do not allow the use of kennel dryers.

How do I get my pet started with a grooming service?

For dogs, we offer online booking on and on the Petco app. For cats, please call your salon to confirm if a stylist for cats is available. If youd like to chat with a stylist about your pets specific needs, call your local salon.

How much training do Petco groomers receive?

Petco dog groomers are trained to the highest standards and must successfully complete an 800-hour, 20-week course for certification. Visit Petco Grooming Certification Process for a more detailed guide on the certification process.

How do I change or cancel an appointment?

Please call your salon to cancel or make changes to your appointment.

How is safety ensured for all dog grooming services?

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of animal care and safety in the industry, as developed under the supervision of our Director of Veterinary Medicine, with counsel from several independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics.

A few ways we ensure your pet’s safety in the grooming salon is by:

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  • Completing a comprehensive 7-Point Pet Care Check for every pet upon check-in to ensure nothing looks or feels abnormal
  • Using ramps or steps for senior dogs to get into the tubs or bathe really large dogs on the floor
  • Providing industry-standard comfortable and safe kennels
  • Utilizing the Groomer’s Helper tool, designed to help safely maintain control of your pet’s body and head while on the grooming table

How is Petco helping protect people and pets at grooming salons during COVID-19?

Based on guidance from the CDC and other public health experts, and to help protect the health and safety of our Petco partners, guests and the broader communities we serve, we respectfully require CDC-compliant facial coverings in all Petco stores nationwide. To help our groomers and pet parents maintain a safe distance from each other, weve restructured our Petco grooming schedules. We ask that only the pet receiving services and one pet parent visit our check-in desk – additional family members should remain home to help keep everyone safe. Pet parents are being asked to maintain a safe distance between themselves and others by waiting outside of the salon if another pet is being checked in and, when possible, were scheduling pick-up times to limit the number of pet parents waiting for their newly-groomed dogs. Were also holding 15 to 20-minute windows between each grooming appointment to properly clean and disinfect the work area (counters, stations, and equipment) before welcoming the next pet. Visit to obtain additional up-to-date information on how Petco is helping protect people and pets during COVID-19, as well as helpful resources for pet parents.

How are your care and safety policies developed?

With over 25 years of grooming experience, we continuously review and update our pet grooming policies, procedures and standards under the supervision of our Director of Veterinary Medicine, with counsel from several independent experts in animal care, behavior and ethics. Since 2015, weve worked together with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and the Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) to encourage and support national health and safety standards for the grooming industry. We believe these standards are critical to the well-being of pets everywhere, and we continue to work with other pet industry leaders to encourage industry-wide adoption and adherence to them.

Do I need to book an appointment for walk-in services?

Walk-in services are unavailable for online booking. Please visit a Petco near you for our walk-in only services.

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Dog Grooming

Petco is the pet grooming destination for all of your pet’s needs. Our full-service cat and dog grooming provide premier care for your pet. Our certified groomers are with your dog or cat every step of the way.

With over 800 hours of hands-on grooming instruction over a 20-week course, our passionate groomers provide the best care for your dog or cat. Helping your pet look and feel their best, our groomers are trained to provide a 7-point pet care check to provide a health check between regular veterinary visits. The 7-point pet care check should never replace regular veterinary visits.

Cat Grooming

Cat grooming services are available at select locations. Contact your neighborhood Petco store to confirm availability of a cat groomer. We help your cat look and feel great with a refreshing grooming appointment.

Dog and Puppy Grooming

Our full-service dog grooming services help dogs look and feel their best. Dog grooming services include brushing, nail-trimming and buffing, bathing, cut and style, gland expression and more. Petco dog groomers provide breed-specific haircuts and baths. Upgrade your dog’s grooming visit with customizable packages designed for specific needs–de-shedding, sensitive skin care and more. Add on teeth-brushing to your visit as part of a regular dental care routine.

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Book an appointment for dog grooming near you today. Whether your pup is needing a full-service groom or one of our a lá carte services such as dog nail-trimming, our certified dog groomers are passionate about what they do in helping your pet look and feel their best.

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Flea Cleanse: A helpful solution for dogs with fleas, this cleanse involves shampoo, moisturizing conditioner, teeth-brushing, paw balm and nail buffing for $23.

Shed Release: Starting at $20, the package features FURminator loose undercoat removal and shed-reducing shampoo and treatment, followed by another thorough brush-out and hydrating aloe treatment.

Wash the dog. Give your dog a bath and let him dry thoroughly before you clip him. Avoid clipping a dirty dog if at all possible. The dirt will clog the clippers and make your job difficult.

We recommend brushing at least 1-3 times a week and bathing at least every 1-2 months. Any grooming should mostly be light trims around the face, ears, paws, and sanitary areas every 4-6 weeks. Typically, wire-haired dogs should not be shaved down as their coat may grow back softer and a different color.

Yes, it will kill most fleas if it is used properly and left on the pet as long as the label directs. It will not repel new fleas from hopping on the pet, however. This is why it is only one step in eradicating fleas, and pet parents should consult their veterinary to put proper prevention in place.

From the Kennel or Groomer Another common culprit is the groomers station, kennel, or doggie daycare your dog visits. Although these kinds of facilities take great care to prevent fleas, infestations happen. It only takes a few rogue fleas to make a pet miserable, because fleas lay 20 to 30 eggs a day.

Their undercoat helps protect them from the elements. By shaving them down you destroy all natural protective properties their coats offer them. You also increase the chances of bug bites, sunburns, and other skin irritations. Removing dead undercoat will help keep them cooler.

Dont Forget the Post-Bath Brushing! Brushing your dog after their bath will help remove any extra dead fur and detangle their coat. As you get more comfortable with blow-drying, you can start brushing while drying to save time — but it does take practice!

No. While canines express needs and wants vocally, there is no scientific evidence proving that dogs, or any other animals, in fact, actually produce tears as a response to what theyre feeling. We seem to be the only species capable of breaking into emotional tears.

The amount of time between nail trims depends on how quickly your dogs nails grow and how quickly they are worn down. The average dog should have his nails clipped every three to four weeks, but it should be done as often as needed to keep the nail from touching the ground when your dog is standing.

All canine companions have two small scent sacs on their bottoms that act as marking glands, which is why dogs smell rear ends when introduced. If these sacs become impacted, it can cause the dog pain, not to mention result in a extremely smelly secretion that remains on the fur.

Commercial Products from Your Veterinarian The most common product used to kill fleas on dogs instantly is Nitenpyram, more commonly known as Capstar. This single-use tablet is administered orally and kills fleas within 30 minutes. It is recommended that you contain your pet in a small area when using Capstar.

Not treating often enough Fleas go through a life cycle of egg, larvae, pupae and adult. Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. When a newly emerged female flea finds a host, she can lay eggs within one day.

Dogs often get infested with fleas through contact with other animals or contact with fleas in the environment. The strong back legs of this insect enable it to jump from host to host or from the surrounding environment onto the host. (Fleas do not have wings, so they cannot fly.)

Fleas can make their way into the home environment by hitching a ride on peoples clothing, and fleas can be carried in by pets visiting you or on nesting wild animals, such as mice that may have set up camp under your floorboards.

Anyone whos ever had to deal with that hassle can rest easy knowing our Grooming Salons can help. If youve noticed fleas or ticks on your dog, bring them in for a bath or groom and add our Flea & Tick Package that includes: medicated shampoo. anti-itch spray.

Give Them Benadryl Its not meant for heavy daily use, but will greatly help ease your dogs nerves when its time to trim their nails. The Merck Veterinary Manual advises that dogs take 2-4 milligrams of Benadryl per kilogram of their weight. This may mean you break a pill apart into a smaller piece.

Taking your dog for regular walks, including on hard surfaces such as pavements, will help to shorten their claws, but may not be enough to keep them as short as they should be.

A dogs undercoat is exactly as it sounds, its a second coat beneath the outer coat that keeps your dog warm in winter and cool in summer. Breeds that are native to colder areas generally tend to have undercoats and these include the German Shepherd, Pomeranian, Chow, Husky, Malamute and Samoyed.

If they have an undercoat, the top coat may stand away from the body, giving them a slightly puffed appearance. A dog with a medium coat requires regular brushing because the feathering on his legs and tail can become matted when ignored.

A type of coat that consists of two layers, double coated dogs have a dense undercoat of short hairs (woolly in texture) under a top coat of longer hairs called guard hairs. When a dog appears to be fluffier, it means he has a denser undercoat. This means youll be up in for the long haul when it comes to grooming.

Grooming prices at Petco start around $45 for dogs and $55 for cats. Just a bath for a cat would start from $40 while it starts at $25 for dogs. Full-grooming services include baths, nail trimming, scent spritzes, and haircuts. You can get one free grooming session with the Petco Pals Rewards program.

Petco is the pet grooming destination for all of your pets needs. Our full-service cat and dog grooming provide premier care for your pet. Our certified groomers are with your dog or cat every step of the way.

If you decide to purchase a purebred dog from a breeder, you can expect to spend $500-2000, give or take. Spend the extra money on a quality dog from a reputable and professional breeder, not a “backyard breeder.” It will cost you less in the long run because the dog will be healthier (and its the right thing to do).

For the most part, cats require nail cutting about every 2-3 weeks. Mature cats usually need more frequent nail clippings than kittens. Make sure you provide a scratching post to support your cats instinctive urge to claw and to keep those nails trimmed between clipping sessions.

The price of getting your dog microchipped through PetSmart costs anywhere from $25 to $50. This depends mainly on location and the types of chips being used.

PetSmarts relaxing bath system makes tub time a pampering experience. Your salon expert will start by washing your pet with the shampoo/conditioner you agreed on at check-in. All the shampoos and conditioners we use are pH-balanced specifically for pets and provide gentle cleansing without drying your pets skin.

Nail buffing only Uses a grinder to shorten the nails. Note that this is not an option for severely overgrown nails. Nail trim and buffing Nail trimmers are used to shorten the nails, while the edges are softened with a grinder.

How long does grooming take at Petco?

How long it takes to groom a pet at Petco generally depends on the size of the animal and what level of service is chosen. However, most grooming services will take between three and four hours. Petco does offer Express Service for an additional fee of $15 which will shorten the wait time. nails trimmed, you could be out in about 5 minutes, whereas you should expect to wait a couple of hours for a full service on a large dog.

However, dog grooming at Petco should take between 3 and 4 hours for a full service, but you can pay extra for Express Service, where it’s done faster. Express Service is available for any haircut or full-service bath. Consequently, the amount of time spent waiting for your pet to be groomed at Petco largely depends on how much youre willing to spend.

What grooming services are available at Petco?

In addition to a wide variety of food, toys, and other pet supplies, Petco also offers grooming services for dogs and cats. The company has a team of experienced groomers who can provide everything from a simple bath to a breed-specific haircut. Other grooming services available at Petco include nail trimming, ear cleaning, and gland expression.

And for those pets who are particularly nervous or resistant to grooming, Petco also offers sedation haircuts. Whether your pet just needs a quick spruce-up or a full makeover, Petco has you covered.

Although no other deaths or injuries have been reported at the Rhode Island Petco store where Ollie died, Petco is no stranger to sudden and accidental deaths at their grooming salons. Last year an otherwise healthy Jack Russell terrier died during a routine nail trim at a California store, and a Golden Retriever died in 2015 after being forgotten in a drying cage at a Virginia location.

“Based on the preliminary autopsy results from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, we can confirm that there was no evidence of trauma to Ollie’s head or neck. As is the case with all Pugs, Ollie had what is called brachycephalic syndrome. The results show that his soft palate was much longer than normal, which causes blockage of the airway and makes it difficult to breathe. As a result of this information, we do not believe the actions of the pet stylist who trimmed Ollie’s nails, nor any other store partners were responsible for his untimely passing. Our thoughts are with Ollie’s family during this difficult time.”

The Rhode Island SPCA agreed that there didn’t appear to be any signs of malice or intent, but will still interview the two Petco grooming technicians present at the time of Ollie’s death, as well as a manager, as part of their investigation.

According to Warzycha, Ollie, a 5-year old Pug, had been coming to the Middletown Petco to be groomed for several years. On Sunday, his owner dropped him off at the grooming center as usual while she went into the store to shop.

His owner asserted, and veterinary records confirmed, that Ollie was apparently healthy and had no known pre-existing medical conditions that might have contributed to his death. A necropsy was performed to determine Ollie’s cause of death.


Can I take my dog to Petco just for a nail trim?

If you need last-minute grooming or bathing for your pup, Petco grooming will gladly provide walk-in services. Their walk-in services can range from a full groom to teeth-brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, gland expression, and much more. They are the one-stop-shop for all of your last-minute pet grooming needs.

How much does it cost to trim dogs claws?

The average cost to get your dog’s nails trimmed usually ranges from approximately $10 to $25. Nationally, the average for dog grooming prices is $60-$80, which usually encompasses not only nail trimming but also bathing, haircuts and other services.

Can I just get my dogs nails clipped at PetSmart?

Your vet can trim your dog’s nails or the academy-trained groomers at the PetSmart Grooming Salon can take care of it.