How to become a confident cat owner

If I had a dime for every time I’ve been scratched…

“HELP! I think I want to groom my cat but I don’t know where or how to start! “

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 … Continue reading “HELP! I think I want to groom my cat but I don’t know where or how to start! “

Ewww… Tapeworms.

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 … Continue reading Ewww… Tapeworms.

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

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…

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