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?
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?”
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
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…
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 we do daily. For the people who love keeping their cats shaved … Continue reading “Why Can’t You Lion-Cut My Cat?”
As a member of the not-so-much ‘elite,’ but let’s say the small club of cat groomers, our Instagram has 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 get me wrong- we love to see everyone’s photos and are honored that … Continue reading “HELP! I think I want to groom my cat but I don’t know where or how to start! “
Because let’s face it- that’s all you care about in the first place! Allow me to set the stage… You’ve been thinking about having your cat groomed. You’ve seen the videos, maybe you’ve stalked my instagram. You can barely get your cat into a carrier, but that insignificant fact hasn’t hindered you in the slightest. You are seriously considering this thing! Her fur is OUTTA … Continue reading How Will YOUR Cat React at the Groomer?
Let me start by explaining that dry shampoos made for pets are nothing like the dry shampoos that are all the rage for human hair right now. You know, that powdery white spray that covers your greasy roots? Dry shampoos for pets are meant for targeting specific areas of concern. If your cat ever has feces or urine stains, then a dry shampoo could prove … Continue reading Dry Shampoos for cats: Should you bother?