Arms getting scratched by cat? What do I do?

Protective sleeves

My arms kept getting scratched when I was grooming cats. I didn’t like this, especially because I am an older person. Scratches take longer to heal than they did when I was in my 20s. Also, because I take blood pressure medication – like about 70% of Americans – the scratch would look really puffy. The blood flow is different when you’re taking blood pressure medicine. I’m sure a lot of you know what I mean.

So I started sewing protective sleeves called oversleeves. I don’t get scratches anymore. I’ve attached a photo of my arm today. I groom cats all week long. No scratches! You can buy my sleeves on Etsy at the Mimi’s Craft Sleeves store. Here is a link. I hope you like them. I wish they could be cheaper, but I have to pay for shipping, money processing fees, Etsy fees and fabric. If you want to make them your self, you can do that, but buying is easier.

I groomed 5 cats last week. No scratches! See how thin and delicate the skin is? Lots of veins. Not a good place to be scratched.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MimisCraftSleeves

Mimi's Craft Sleeves

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".