Does protective gear & e-collar & restraint make scared kitties become aggressive?

Dilemna. Cat stiff, scared, quiet. Wear protective gear. Next visit, cat is more scared. Ir don’t wear gear, no e-collar, light restraint, kitty might eventually relax…OR might bite & scratch groomer. WANT to use little to no restraint, BUT scratches and bites can do big damage. My dilemna. (C and C. Dsh tabby young adult)

Intergroom Fun for Cat Groomers

I took the #320 bus to Secaucus last Friday. Why? Because of Intergroom, a trade show and educational event for pet groomers.  I ogled grooming implements, especially the luxurious made-in-Japan gold Utsumi combs which are so beautiful. Then I attended a useful seminar, “Handling Techniques for Cat Grooming.”  The fun part of going to grooming seminars isContinue reading “Intergroom Fun for Cat Groomers”

Why senior cats need special handling

“A retrospective study revealed that 22 percent of cats over 1 year old and 90 percent of cats over 12 years old had radiographic evidence of degenerative joint disease.” This is why I use plenty of towels when I groom a senior cat.  They rest on soft surfaces. If they’re not heavy, I even supportContinue reading “Why senior cats need special handling”