Well-groomed cats stay cool in summer. Shaving not necessary.

There are reasons to shave a cat, but temperature is not one of them. Best way to keep your cat cool? Frequent brushing, water, shade. From MPC of Texas (Mobile Pet Care Clinics) “Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast network of blood vessels and sweat glands designed toContinue reading “Well-groomed cats stay cool in summer. Shaving not necessary.”

Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin

Why cat groomers need to be very careful when we shave a cat . . . Human skin:  0.5 mm to 4.0 mm     *eyelids are 0.5 mm thick Canine skin:  0.5 mm to 5.0 mm Feline skin: 0.4 mm to 2.0 mm   So the thickest part of your cat’s skin is stillContinue reading “Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin”

Arthritis in older cats & grooming matted seniors

Imagine what it would be like if a hairdresser pulled on your grandmother’s arms and legs while doing her hair.  Would your grandmother be happy or upset?  Would you feel good about the situation, or would you feel worried? Grooming the older, matted cat poses challenges which are distinct from the challenges involved in groomingContinue reading “Arthritis in older cats & grooming matted seniors”