Trouble holding cat for claw trim?

I enjoy the challenge of claw trims.  Keeping the cat still can be a game of skill and imagination!  It’s hard to be more clever than a cat when it comes to keeping them from getting away during a claw trimming session. Some gentle restraint techniques I’ve used: No restraint. Just put the cat on a counterContinue reading “Trouble holding cat for claw trim?”

More & More Owners Schedule Claw Trims

This is good news for cats!  For a cat who tolerates claw trims, think how much better their life is when momma or poppa schedules claw trims every 4 to 8 weeks! No more getting claws stuck in the scratching post or worse, the sofa. No more scabs on the ear from too-long claws tearing at sensitiveContinue reading “More & More Owners Schedule Claw Trims”

Should you have a groomer trim your cat’s claws ?

Here are some things to think about. Are you a calm, patient person? Does your body tense up when you hold your cat? Are you a quiet person, or do you use a loud voice at home? Are you willing to try different ways of holding your cat? Are you willing to trim the claws inContinue reading “Should you have a groomer trim your cat’s claws ?”

So your long-haired cat needs to be groomed. Here’s what you need to buy.

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.”

Cat destroying sofa? Science to the rescue!

New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats News flash from the Winn Health Foundation’s blog. Who is Winn? “In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare.” Story summary, dumbed down to my level ofContinue reading “Cat destroying sofa? Science to the rescue!”

“I just adopted a cat. Is it a good idea to groom adopted cats?”

If you just adopted a cat, congratulations!!!!!! You have so much fun, excitement and love ahead of you. Should you have your newly adopted cat groomed? I think so, and that’s not just because I am a cat groomer:). If your cat was in a shelter, I can almost guarantee that the shelter staff wereContinue reading ““I just adopted a cat. Is it a good idea to groom adopted cats?””