Cat Sitting for Persians and Other Long-Haired Cats

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I receive calls after every holiday.

“My brother was supposed to look after my cat, but he didn’t comb her. Now she’s completely matted! Can you groom her today?”

You diligently combed your cat, but a week or two without combing undid all your work.

Suggestions:

Select a cat sitter, such as myself, who can also do some combing, as long as your cat allows strangers to comb her.

Schedule a grooming session for a day or two after your return, so that you won’t have to worry about whether the cat groomer will be available.

Schedule a thorough combing, and perhaps a bath, before you leave on vacation. De-shedding should help to cut down on matting, since mats are made of natural skin oil and shed fur.

Happy Holidays!

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. Grooming is a recurring part of the life of a long-haired cat. (If it’s not, it should be, because ungroomed cats lug around a lot of shedded fur and are coated with too much body oil.)

Chirp & Bambi’s owner is a responsible person who makes sure that her cats get the care they need to stay healthy, comfortable and happy. She combs them frequently, so that when I visit, I don’t have to subject them to intense de-matting. Lucky cats!

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Tools and products:
Four Paws Tearless Cat Grooming Shampoo, 12oz

Groomers Goop Creme For Oily Coats

Four Paws Cat Grooming Claw Clipper

Wahl 41870-0423 Bravura Lithium Purple Professional Cord/Cordless Pet Clipper Kit by Wahl Professional Animal

TINY TRIM ball tipped small pet grooming scissor 4.5″ EAR NOSE FACE PAW

Andis Pet 7-1/2-Inch Steel Comb (65730)

Li’l Pals Slicker Purple and Green Brush for Dogs, Extra Small

Safari Cat Shedding Comb, Wood Handle

The Wet Hair Brush, Metallic Purple

Oster Hi-Velocity Adjustable Table and Cage Dryer

The set up for home grooming
The set up for home grooming