Drying fur. Damp cloth more absorbent than dry?

Assumption. Use dry towel to wipe off water. When that towel becomes damp, get another dry towel to use. Do not use a wet towel to dry a wet cat. The assumption is wrong. According to answers at the Physics Stack Exchange, damp cloth > dry cloth for water absorption. “Take a really dry dishContinue reading “Drying fur. Damp cloth more absorbent than dry?”

Why does it take so long to dry cat fur?

Drying some long-haired or thick-coated cats takes up to half an hour, even when using a high-quality blow dryer. Why does it take so long? Fur can absorb more than 30% of it’s weight in water. Source:  Dhanesh Anderson, worked at Larsen & Toubro Engineering. Via Quora. “A hair in good condition can absorb moreContinue reading “Why does it take so long to dry cat fur?”

Allergic to cat? Solutions. Part 1

  Dander and dandruff.  Let’s not get hung up on the difference.  They’re the same according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, while other sources define dander as specifically the “almost invisible skin cells that flake off.” “Dander is made up of tiny bits of dried skin that flake off your cat’s body and become airborne. This may soundContinue reading “Allergic to cat? Solutions. Part 1”

Which Cat Requires More Grooming?

If you guessed that the black domestic short haired cat —  a common house cat — requires more grooming, you’d be . . . wrong. Sphynx cats don’t have much fur, as you can see.  Their body makes oil, just like other cats, but there’s no fur to absorb the oil.  Unless you want toContinue reading “Which Cat Requires More Grooming?”

Dealing with hairballs

Useful product suggestions in this article. See below. I use some of these products.   Not Having a Ball Dec 01,2015 by: Sandy Robins Hairballs are an unwanted bonus of cat ownership. Cats shed and ingest hair as part of their self-grooming routines. Fortunately, there are lots of different weapons of attack to fight theContinue reading “Dealing with hairballs”

3 Common Myths about Cat Grooming

Before I became a cat groomer, I believed these myths.  Even though I’d worked as a veterinary nurse, shelter manager, emergency rescue tech, kennel staff and more, I believed that . . . Myth #1 All cats hate baths. Nope. Luckily for me, since my life’s work is GIVING BATHS TO CATS, most cats areContinue reading “3 Common Myths about Cat Grooming”