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Animal Care Center of Downers Grove


Here in Downers Grove, our animal hospital offers a spacious, full-service pet grooming suite complete with four professional groomers.

Our grooming suite can accommodate both dogs and cats, and we operate by appointment to ensure the best possible service for every guest. Read on to learn more about what we offer and how our services can benefit your pet's health.

Baths, Haircuts and More

Whether you need to go all-out for your pet's groom or they just need a simple trim, our groomers can provide for their needs. Whatever you choose, we'll give your pet the spa treatment.

Our primary grooming services include:

  • Wash and dry

  • Wash and trim

  • Oatmeal bath

  • Breed-standard haircuts

  • Deshedding brush-outs

  • Deep coat conditioning

  • Dematting

  • Ear cleaning

  • Footpad shaving and trim

  • Anal gland expression

  • Nail trim

For our boarders, we offer "Tubby Tuesdays" which include a basic bath, dry and comb-out and a nail trim.

Grooming Requirements

As with our boarding guests, all pets paying a visit to our grooming suite must be parasite-free and up to date on certain vaccines. If your pet goes to a different vet, please bring proof of vaccinations and tests to their appointment.


  • 1-year or 3-year rabies vaccine

  • 1- year distemper/lepto combo or have current 3-year distemper and 1-year lepto vaccines

  • 6-month Bordetella vaccine

  • Canine influenza vaccine

  • Negative fecal test within last 12 months


  • 1-year rabies vaccine

  • 1-year distemper

  • Negative feline leukemia test - indoor-only cats

  • 1-year feline leukemia vaccine - outdoor cats

  • Negative fecal test within last 12 months