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“Which Tools Should I Use to Groom My Cat at Home?”

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?”

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Do Calming and Behavior Tonics Work for Cats

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

Why is Cat Grooming suddenly “a Thing?”

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?”

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The Five Worst Cat Products That You Probably have at least one of…

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…

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My Top 5 Favorite Cat Hacks (as a cat professional)

Did you know I’ve been working as a cat-professional for around15 years? Wow-I’m old! But seriously, unless you are one of my clients, you may not know that before this pretty cool gig as the only Certified Feline Master Groomer in the Lowcountry, I was a veterinary technician at an only-cats animal hospital. This means that along with a pretty impressive number of ringworm infections … Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Cat Hacks (as a cat professional)

New YouTube channel and Salon Tour video…

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…