Cat Grooming

Why do cats need professional grooming?

Cats spend approximately 15 to 50% of their time self grooming which serves several purposes for your feline friend. The most obvious reason for self grooming is to remove food and debris from the coat. Generally, the cat will concentrate on the face, chest and paws when cleaning themselves. Areas such as the belly, back, hindlegs and under the tail are harder to reach and might be the first places you notice matted fur or less than sanitary conditions (

It is best to contact your professional groomer at the first signs of matted, clumped or smelly fur in order to keep you feline friend as comfortable as possible.

As a cat ages or illnesses occur, their attempts at self grooming may not be sufficient to clean and comb their coat or they might stop self grooming altogether. Many cats have full, thick coats, which further complicates matting issues and add to the frequency of hairballs. This happens with cats of all coat types and lengths.

Shaving your kitty is sometimes necessary when the tangles get to a matted or pelted stage or can be a maintenance routine for the kitty that enjoys being stylish. The standard "Lion Cut" can be modified to meet your desired look.

Regular nail trims are also important an a must for indoor, older, overweight or the overactive sharpener.

Sanitary trims are essential for the kitty that has frequent urinary tract infections or a tendency have their fur in the way when they potty.

Regular bathing and brushing will keep your kitty in tip top shape.

I can assist you with creating a grooming schedule to keep you and your kitty happy.