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About 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".

a man in red shirt holding a cat and a chicken

Review of Embrace Pet Insurance

Turtle-like glacial pace. That is the speed at which they process claims.

It took them a month to begin processing my cat’s claims. Then they put it on hold due to the vet not providing the information they wanted. I asked the vet to send the info, which the vet did promptly.

Now Embrace says it will take another month for them to review the additional info from the vet.

To me, this spells extreme understaffing or a shortage of funds to pay claims — or basic bad business practices, where claims are delayed as long as possible.

Do not choose Embrace unless you want to waste money.

Embrace is a bad pet insurance company.

orange tabby cat on chair

Why Cats Should Be Groomed

As a cat owner, it is important to understand the benefits of grooming your furry friend. Not only does grooming help keep your cat’s coat shiny and healthy, but it also provides several health benefits that can ensure your cat lives a happy and long life.

Regular grooming helps prevent hairballs or intestinal obstruction, and it also reduces the risks of infections and parasitic infestations, which can be harmful to your cat’s health. Grooming also promotes good circulation and keeps your cat’s muscles and joints healthy.

Grooming your cat also helps them feel comfortable and relaxed, especially during the shedding season. By brushing your cat’s coat, you remove loose hair, dirt, and mats, giving them a cleaner and more comfortable coat.

Grooming is also an excellent opportunity to bond with your cat. While grooming, you can pet and talk to your cat, and this helps strengthen the bond between you two. Grooming provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience for both you and your cat, and it is a wonderful way to show your love and care for your feline friend.

In conclusion, grooming your cat is essential for their health and well-being. It not only keeps their coat shiny and healthy but also provides numerous benefits that contribute to their general health. So, make sure to set aside some time for regular grooming sessions and enjoy the bonding experience with your feline friend.

Written by AI. Not bad!

Watch me groom a sweet Persian cat named Estelle

Grooming cats is fun! As a well-established cat groomer in NYC, with 12 years of cat grooming experience, I get to groom some beautiful cats. I look forward to grooming your cat.

Young Ragdoll

Sweet kitty about to be groomed by me during a housecall.

Grooming needs for this cat: trim claws, brush and comb fur, remove mats. Wiggly and vocal during grooming, but very sweet.

Pro cat groomer tip: Distract with treats while trimming claws.

To learn more about this fun and pretty cat breed, check out

Set-up for cat grooming in a bathroom

spiffy kitty cat grooming
This is how I use a bathroom counter for grooming cats.

These are tools and equipment I use to groom a beautiful Persian cat during a house call. There are cat combs and brushes, a Zoom Groom, claw trimmers, IV San Bernard moussette, a tiny shaver, and a suction deshedder. This well-designed bathroom is large and comfortable.

Kitten deshedding

What happens during my housecall cat grooming visit?

  1. I prepare my work area, often in the kitchen or bathroom, using the big towels you provided.
  2. You bring your cat to me.
  3. For bathing, deshedding or dematting visits, I assess your cat by quickly running a hand over and under his or her body. This tells me about coat condition and their reaction to handling.
  4. For claw trims, I wrap your cat in the towel, place an e-collar (cone) on the head, and begin the claw trim.
  5. If your cat tries to bite, struggles, howls, hisses, pants or kicks, I will either finish the claw trim or decide that it is not *safe to finish. *When cats struggle, it is easy to cut too much of the claw, causing bleeding and pain.
  6. If the cat is too upset for safe grooming, we will discuss options to get your cat the grooming they need.
  7. After the grooming, payment is made with cash, zelle or venmo. If the grooming was stopped due to the cat’s behavior, or if it never began due to cat hiding in inaccessible place, there is a $20 fee to cover subway/bus and time.
  8. After successful visits, we discuss how often your cat should be groomed, and schedule the next visit.
  9. The last step is treats and playtime. Always try to end on a happy note. Thank you!!