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orange tabby cat on chair

Why Cats Should Be Groomed

As a cat owner, it is important to understand the benefits of grooming your furry friend. Not only does grooming help keep your cat’s coat shiny and healthy, but it also provides several health benefits that can ensure your cat lives a happy and long life.

Regular grooming helps prevent hairballs or intestinal obstruction, and it also reduces the risks of infections and parasitic infestations, which can be harmful to your cat’s health. Grooming also promotes good circulation and keeps your cat’s muscles and joints healthy.

Grooming your cat also helps them feel comfortable and relaxed, especially during the shedding season. By brushing your cat’s coat, you remove loose hair, dirt, and mats, giving them a cleaner and more comfortable coat.

Grooming is also an excellent opportunity to bond with your cat. While grooming, you can pet and talk to your cat, and this helps strengthen the bond between you two. Grooming provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience for both you and your cat, and it is a wonderful way to show your love and care for your feline friend.

In conclusion, grooming your cat is essential for their health and well-being. It not only keeps their coat shiny and healthy but also provides numerous benefits that contribute to their general health. So, make sure to set aside some time for regular grooming sessions and enjoy the bonding experience with your feline friend.

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Young Ragdoll

Sweet kitty about to be groomed by me during a housecall.

Grooming needs for this cat: trim claws, brush and comb fur, remove mats. Wiggly and vocal during grooming, but very sweet.

Pro cat groomer tip: Distract with treats while trimming claws.

To learn more about this fun and pretty cat breed, check out https://www.thesprucepets.com/ragdoll-cat-breed-profile-4583144

Kitten deshedding

What happens during my housecall cat grooming visit?

  1. I prepare my work area, often in the kitchen or bathroom, using the big towels you provided.
  2. You bring your cat to me.
  3. For bathing, deshedding or dematting visits, I assess your cat by quickly running a hand over and under his or her body. This tells me about coat condition and their reaction to handling.
  4. For claw trims, I wrap your cat in the towel, place an e-collar (cone) on the head, and begin the claw trim.
  5. If your cat tries to bite, struggles, howls, hisses, pants or kicks, I will either finish the claw trim or decide that it is not *safe to finish. *When cats struggle, it is easy to cut too much of the claw, causing bleeding and pain.
  6. If the cat is too upset for safe grooming, we will discuss options to get your cat the grooming they need.
  7. After the grooming, payment is made with cash, zelle or venmo. If the grooming was stopped due to the cat’s behavior, or if it never began due to cat hiding in inaccessible place, there is a $20 fee to cover subway/bus and time.
  8. After successful visits, we discuss how often your cat should be groomed, and schedule the next visit.
  9. The last step is treats and playtime. Always try to end on a happy note. Thank you!!