If you watch a cat groomer at work, you will notice something interesting. Your cat is not a car! Unlike a car mechanic, cat groomers work with animals who have distinct and strong personalities. Each cat is different.
I’m amused when owners say, very confidently, “Give my cat a lion trim.” A lion trim is not just a haircut.
Shaving most of a cat’s body is a BIG FRICKIN’ DEAL for the cat! Let me repeat. It is a BIG FRICKIN’ DEAL for the cat. (So I only do it when there are health benefits or the cat has been shown to enjoy having a lion trim.)
House call cat grooming allows me to take into account the cat’s personality. That doesn’t mean the cat is going to love being groomed, but it allows for a more personal experience.