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…
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?
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
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?”
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…
Do you know what the inside of a cat grooming salon looks like? Unless you are one of my clients, the chances are pretty good that you don’t. Although cat grooming is rising in popularity in the United States, it’s certainly still considered a unique occupation. Even more rare is an actual salon vs. a mobile cat groomer. The point I’m trying to make here, … Continue reading New YouTube channel and Salon Tour video…