How will YOUR cat react at the groomer?

Because let’s face it- that’s all you care about in the first place! Allow me to set the stage… You’ve been thinking about having your cat groomed. You’ve seen the videos, maybe you’ve stalked my instagram. You can barely get your cat into a carrier, but that insignificant fact hasn’t hindered you in the slightest. You are seriously considering this thing! Her fur is OUTTA … Continue reading How will YOUR cat react at the groomer?

Nail Trims in cats: How and why you should start doing them regularly on your own floofers.

Y’all- this might not seem like a controversial topic upon first glance but hear me out. A little back story first; I was a veterinary technician at a cat-only animal hospital before I became a cat groomer. I learned a lot of my cat handling skills and various tips and tricks to successfully calm an anxious kitty. My very first lesson, Rule # 1, was … Continue reading Nail Trims in cats: How and why you should start doing them regularly on your own floofers.

What are these little black specks on my cat’s chin?

I pulled this little question from my Instagram comments this week, noticing that several people asked about it, and there seemed to be a decent amount of confusion on the subject. Those little black flecks you see on your cat’s chin are called feline acne. It doesn’t necessarily look like human acne (although it can). In its mildest form you may notice tiny black specks … Continue reading What are these little black specks on my cat’s chin?

On matted cats…

I hear the same phrase repeated by my clients Every. Single. Day. The actual wording of said phrase varies ever so slightly depending on the person, but the gist is always the same. “But I’ve never had to groom him- he always did it his (her) self!” or “This just happened overnight- she’s NEVER been matted before!” Of course my answer to this varies-the cats vary and the situations vary. Sometimes the answer is literally staring me in the face (I’ve seen a whopping tumor on a cat’s tongue), and other times there are more subtle clues (arthritis) that have to be investigated. The thing is, there are many, many reasons why a cat who has always had a smooth, shiny, coat suddenly doesn’t. So let’s talk about it! Continue reading On matted cats…

Dry Shampoos for cats: Should you bother?

Let me start by explaining that dry shampoos made for pets are nothing like the dry shampoos that are all the rage for human hair right now. You know, that powdery white spray that covers your greasy roots? Dry shampoos for pets are meant for targeting specific areas of concern. If your cat ever has feces or urine stains, then a dry shampoo could prove … Continue reading Dry Shampoos for cats: Should you bother?