Why cats bite. (We’ll never know why.)

Cats aren’t people. They don’t think like people. They’re a whole different ball of twine.  So when people ask me why their cat bites, my answer is simple. Don’t think about it. Just fix it.

Since we don’t speak the same language as felines, we have to use our great big brains to guess how to fix the situation.  Maybe using toys to play with the cat instead of using our hands will end the biting.  Maybe the cat is bored and needs a half hour a day of play time with the owner. Maybe the cat has a sore spot and needs to see the vet.  There are all sorts of fixes to try out.

If we try to psychoanalyze kitty, we’re going to wind up needing therapy ourselves.  How do I keep myself bite-free when I groom cats? I try to be very gentle. I groom in quiet homes, instead of noisy salons.  And I wear protective gear, because if kitty wants to bite, she’s going to bite.

A cat is not a furry person
A cat is not a furry person

Published by Spiffy Kitty House Call Cat Grooming

I groom cats in your own home. I do everthing needed for a soft, clean cat. Claw trims to prevent painful scratches and damaged furniture. Brushing to prevent furballs and matting. Rear-end trims to keep things clean after the litter box visit. Baths for soft, shiny fur. Clients praise my calm, gentle yet firm attitude. Cat sitting visits last 1/2 hour. Daily photo, fresh food and water, playtime, cuddles. A true "cat nanny".

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