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…
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?”
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…
He wasn’t abused by his first owner, and he didn’t have any more of a traumatic experience than any other cat when it was spayed or neutered. I’m going to tell you why. Continue reading Does Your Cat Act like an A-hole at the Vet’s or Groomer’s?
We can. It’s stupid to judge people because they purchased a purebred animal. I’m going to tell you why. Being that I’ve been absolutely cat-crazy since a young age, I’ve owned a lot of cats in my life. I’ve had males and females, long-haired and short-haired (and most recently- NO haired). I’ve had tiny cats and huge cats, shelter cats and purebred cats. Not one … Continue reading Why can’t we adopt AND shop?
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…
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?”