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”
Many cats enjoy being brushed. Want proof? Thank you YouTube. What do these videos have in common? The atmosphere is calm and quiet. The owner is calm and quiet. If you want an excited cat, bring an excited attitude. Cats force us to quiet ourselves.
Got an email from a TNR (trap neuter return) group. One of their cats is pretty friendly and can be brushed for about ten minutes a sitting, but he’s matted. Here’s my reply. “Look, cat grooming is simple because it’s 99% about handling and 1% about tools. If you can handle the cat, you’ve almostContinue reading “TNR cat grooming. Grooming a matted outdoor cat.”
I groom these two sweet-natured beauties once a month. (Jump to the middle of this post for links to grooming tools.) Even if your long-haired cat is another breed or a mix, you can use similar tools. If you are going to be grooming your cat monthly, it’s worth buying the tools and products. GroomingContinue reading “So your long-haired cat needs to be groomed. Here’s what you need to buy.”