(Trick Question- NONE) You need a COMB! Here’s Why: When I began my career as a cat groomer, I simultaneously began growing my tiny little Instagram audience. I tried to take photos of EVERY cat in the beginning. I used whatever I had lying around to add interest- colorful tablecloths, silk scarves, hydrangeas from my yard… you get the picture. My photos became pretty popular … Continue reading “What Kind of Brush do you Recommend for my Cat?”
Let’s travel back in time together… the year is 1985. Magnum PI is on the television, and your parents have two cats that live outside and have never been to the vet. Amazingly they live to be 17 years old and never have a single problem. That’s how you remember it anyway, but was that really the case? Probably not. Continue reading “Do Cats Need Baths?”
For me, one of the best parts of grooming cats is taking their photo afterwards. I’ve probably invested in every kind of photo contraption around; fancy cameras, light rings, light boxes, you name it. I’ve bought every type of cat costume that ever existed (even a cat stripper costume- thank you Etsy), all in the name of getting that perfect photo for their owner! Holidays … Continue reading My Cutest Holiday Cat Photos of 2021
It’s not easy, although sometimes I’m able to make it look like it is! Cat grooming is an art, as is dog grooming or hair styling, but unlike those just mentioned- cat grooming involves being much more flexible… both mentally and physically. While dogs are larger, and heavier, it’s the opinion of many people (me included) that they are physically easier to groom. You can … Continue reading “How do You Bathe a Cat?”
I’ve seen a lot of cool new inventions since my first year as a veterinary technician. Some of these things have stuck around and become the new norm (nail caps for example), and some of them have, well… been flushed down the tubes (literally- there was briefly a port or small “tube” that would be sutured into a cat’s skin making it easier for the … Continue reading Why Should I bother doing a DNA test on My Cat?
I’m going to be honest here… I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet. I know I should have started last month because of low supplies and longer than usual delivery times, but I didn’t. So don’t rub it in my face if you’ve already finished yours- I don’t want to hear it! Personally, I love gift guides, especially the ones on Pinterest where you … Continue reading 🎄My Holiday Gift Guide🎄
If you decided to read this blog then there’s a good chance that you’ve either lion cut your cat before, or are currently considering it, which is a step in the right direction! Not necessarily that you are going to shave it, but just that you realize cat grooming is an essential component to owning some cats, and you want to do what’s best for your cat. Bravo to you! Maybe you’ve actually been having your cat shaved for years now, and no one has ever mentioned that your kitty may ‘age-out’ of trims. You’ve come to the right place. Let’s start off with a chat about what a Lion Cut is, and we’ll go from there, shall we? Continue reading Is My Cat Too Old for a Lion Cut?
It’s kind of fascinating, isn’t it? At least that’s the reaction I receive when someone asks me what I do for a living. “That’s a thing?,” has been said to me on multiple occasions. And let’s face it- if you are here reading this right now, then the idea of cat grooming isn’t exactly mainstream yet. Would you have clicked on an article that said … Continue reading Why is Cat Grooming suddenly “a Thing?”
* Pro-tip- don’t put a cat bed on the floor and expect your cat to use it. Start off with tossing it casually on a favorite chair, the sofa, or even on your own bed. It may seem redundant, but this is cats we are talking about… they are the true definition of enigmatic so don’t think too hard about it. Just trust me. Continue reading Five Cat Products that You Should Definitely Have in Your Home!
In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a waste of time or money, so for me this was a kind of dream-assignment. I love calling people out on crappy pet products (and there are a ton!). I’ve probably tried all of them, but would love some suggestions if you have any new ones that I’ve overlooked. These products range from absolutely absurd and completely useless to actually dangerous. Continue reading The Five Worst Cat Products That You Probably have at least one of…