It’s not a one time thing. It’s not just an old cat thing. And it’s certainly not just a long-hair cat thing. Every single cat can benefit from regular grooming sessions, whether it is you doing the grooming at home (YES- we love it when people home groom!) or whether you would rather let a professional do the dirty work. Regular grooming removes loose hair to prevent excessive shedding and hairballs, keeps nails from growing into paw pads, and can prevent matting, urinary tract infections, and even litter box issues Continue reading Does Every Cat Need Grooming?
Any irregularity of the mouth, nose, or throat can prevent a cat from grooming. This is an example of an obvious growth, but more subtle examples would be chronic herpes infection or low-grade asthma. Continue reading On matted cats…
If you’ve tried, and tried, and tried… but you’re just not gaining any ground with the nail trims- let me introduce a little something called a Happy Hoodie. No- we didn’t invent them- a very smart groomer did- but, we do LOVE them! They are a complete game-changer for some cats. Have you ever put a Halloween costume on a pet? You know how sometimes they just kinda freeze-up and fall over when you put it on them? Well, sometimes the Happy Hoodie has a similar effect. I’d say it calms down 75% of the cats we put it on. Continue reading Learn How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails (and Take Back Control of Your House)
It’s kinda a big deal so make sure you read the article here and please go to the bottom after reading and COMMENT!!! https://www.newsweek.com/belly-flop-groomer-explains-theories-around-mystery-pouch-cats-viral-tiktok-1719095 The good old primordial pouch is apparently a hot topic! Are you scratching your head in confusion because you aren’t sure what a primordial pouch is? Well, it’s that loose bit of skin/fat that sways back and forth on your cat … Continue reading Did you see we made it into Newsweek this week?
How does the saying go? ‘There’s more than one way to skin a cat’? While I’d rather not think about the origin of that phrase, we all know what it means. Basically, there’s more than way to go about completing most tasks, and that phrase ironically applies to grooming a cat just as it does skinning one. In this post I’ll tell you what tools we use to professionally groom cats in the salon, and I’ll also give less-costly alternatives that get the job done for those of you at home that don’t want to invest $60 in a comb or $350 for a blow-dryer. Capiche? Let’s get started. Continue reading “Which Tools Should I Use to Groom My Cat at Home?”
Let’s start with the fact that it’s not easy and no one wants to do it… A client (who shall remain unnamed) told me he had a good idea for a blog post the other day. This gentleman, a regular client, had just taken his two GSD’s in for grooming at a dog salon. His total bill for two large dog grooms was-uh- how do … Continue reading Why is Cat Grooming So Expensive?
So how do you control a cat that is trying to escape, or attack during a procedure? You can’t put a leash on them for control (yes you can put one on them for fun- as a novelty… “Look at me, I’m walking my cat!” But let me see what happens when a fire truck goes by while you’re walking your cat on a leash. Just sayin’- it ain’t gonna end well. What you CAN do to safely control and calm a cat when needed is grab them firmly by the scruff of the neck with one hand, and use the other hand to hold their back legs. Continue reading Is it Okay to Scruff My Cat?
Why Do Cats Spray Indoors And Can You Stop it?? Maybe one of the most common questions we get asked is “why does my cat spray indoors? The answer is surprisingly simple. In your cat’s world this is perfectly normal behavior. This is how cats communicate with each other in the wild, it’s kind of like you posting a status update on Facebook, or uploading … Continue reading Why Does My Cat Spray?
I’m not a scientist, but I’m going to give you my opinion on it anyway. Take it or leave it. Pet owners are sometimes desperate people. Their unconditional love and affection knows no bounds, but their knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy definitely does. I’m constantly reminded that the average person has no idea how to express their pet’s anal glands, trim their nails, or … Continue reading Do Calming and Behavior Tonics Work for Cats
So where’s the downside, you may be asking yourself? That happens, my friends, when that little bottle-baby comes back for his annual exam exactly 12 months later and doesn’t seem to remember or even give one single f@ck how many sleepless nights you spent caring for him before his little eyes were even open. He only wants one thing- to shred you into tiny little pieces with his perfectly honed nails (naturally he’s too spoiled for his owners to attempt trimming them at home). Y’all…this little guy wasn’t abused- he was the exact opposite- HE WAS CODDLED- like a precious egg. And he’s just an a$shole. Continue reading You’re Cat Wasn’t Abused- it’s Just an A$shole.