Early spay neuter messes up a cat’s growth process. Talking about spay neuter before 4 months.
Hormones are affected. Hormones affect everything.
What we know as “cats” today is a species altered by our extreme intervention. We mold them to our needs.
Bella, Matty, Punky, Jameson, Charlie and Molly Rose.
Claws or cat sitting.
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)
Proceed with caution or better yet STOP. Wear protective gear. Suggest gabapentin for next time.
(C and c dsh tabby young adult)
Same as making income from any other business.
Find out what people want by trial and error. TRIAL AND ERROR.
Don’t listen to anyone except your customers.
If what a customer says doesn’t match where they spend their money, ignore what they say.
Don’t get hurt.
Don’t hurt anyone.
Do a job other people don’t want to do. (Everyone wants to petsit kittens.)
Cesar Milan, dog training guru, works with dogs so dangerous that NO ONE ELSE will even try.
End of part 1.
Groomer Forum surveyed groomers in salons. 42% report that the salon uses unacceptable products on pets. Almost as many say they want to quit due to poor quality of tools and shampoos.
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 is watching adorable cats being used as “models”.
Continuing education makes for a better groomer.