“Give him the short booties please” is a comment that I used to hear at least a few times a week. Does the person actually want a pair of booties for their cat? Uhhh- no. My clients aren’t THAT crazy- yet… What they are actually referring to is how far down I shave their cat’s legs when giving their kitty a lion-cut (one of my … Continue reading Kinky boots vs. Ugg boots… (on your CAT)
Excellent question- and possibly the question I answer most often on any given day- The answer is easy- it DEPENDS! What does it depend on? Everything from the age of your cat to its fur type to a ton of other factors. Want to know more? I’ll go through the daily convo I have with new customers regarding how long they should expect to leave … Continue reading “How long will it take you to groom my cat?”
Howdy all! This post came pretty east to me, as I have to have this conversation at least once or twice a day. As a cat groomer, I do A LOT of shaving. I’d say it’s about 50/50 as whether the shaving is done out of want or necessity, but regardless- it’s something I do daily. For the people who love keeping their cats shaved … Continue reading “Why can’t you lion-cut my cat?”
By Whitney Bullock As a member of the not-so-much ‘elite,’ but let’s say the small club of certified feline master groomers, I’ve garnered a good bit of social media attention. (Okay- the hat certainly helped!) Along with all those followers comes A LOT of questions! And even more photos and videos of people’s cats! Don’t get me wrong- I love to see everyone’s photos and … Continue reading “HELP! I think I want to groom my cat but I don’t know where or how to start! “
If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen a reel I did recently on what tapeworms look like, both when they are alive (moving grains of rice),and when they are dried up and stuck to your cat’s coat (sesame seeds). I’ll include a few pictures for those of you who aren’t familiar with them (lucky you). Tapeworms are just one of those … Continue reading Ewww… Tapeworms.
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?
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.
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?
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…
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?