Is there a genuine
need to groom a cat?
Cats that may smell “funny” and
their hair isn’t shiny any more may becoming seriously ill.
Their natural habit of constantly licking themselves can have a
seriously harmful effect. Cats don’t get clean by licking
themselves! They need to be bathed, brushed, and combed
regularly, if long haired. Cats have tiny barbs on their
tongues that pull out loose hair as the lick themselves. If
they accumulate enough of that swallowed hair, it causes
hairballs in the digestive track and even with hairball
remedies, can still develop problems. The natural oils in a
cat’s coat also tend to attract pollutants. Cats are also
susceptible to all the same parasites as dogs – fleas, ticks,
will professional grooming keep your cat healthier, it can also
keep you healthier too. Dander is the residue of a chemical in
a cat’s saliva which dries on the cat’s coat when it licks
itself. This flaky allergen is often the cause of human
allergies to cats. Even though cats shed their hair more
profusely during seasonal changes, they are shedding all the
time especially indoor cats. Also, the story about hairless
cats and people not being allergic to them is just not true.
The dander that clings to their bodies has to be reduced by
bathing. Bathing and brushing a cat will reduce the amount of
dander and with regular professional grooming most cats will
adapt and enjoy the process. After all, cats appreciate luxury
and as a Pet Care Specialist I am trained to do the pampering.
(snarling, spitting, swatting, biting) may prevent your cat from
having his/her groom completed. You are responsible for the
portion of the groom completed, or the travel fee which ever is
I can provide a safe environment for many cats that otherwise
may not do well at a salon location. No barking dogs, and a
very calm atmosphere make the grooming less stressful for the
great EMERGENCY item to have for cats is a
“pillow-case”. Scared cats are hard to hold, the pillow case
allows for the ability to move a feline securely out to a car or
mobile grooming vehicle.
is usually not the best choice for a matted cat. Clipping or
Shaving is the alternative. The term "Lion" is often referred
to as leaving the mane and front legs long, but the mane can be
in front of or behind the shoulders depending on owner
preference and degree of matting...
For long hair kitties that want less hair
for mom to deal with, clipping the long 2 to 3 inch coat to
about a half inch to an inch can be done, if there are no matts.
"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time
well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of
the human mind." ---