Cats are groomed in the 'cat grooming room' to minimise stress and noise.
We only groom felines first thing in the morning so require an 8 am drop off and are sent home as soon as they are finished.
We DON'T sedate cats for grooming. Extremely aggressive cats will be referred to your veterinarian.
We do have special cat muzzles for the feisty bitey kitties.
CAT GROOMING PRICES
Why Does My Cat Need to be Groomed Regularly?
Cats mat. It is a fact. Whether long hair or short hair, purebred or domestic, they get matted over time. While regular combing will help to prevent the mats, the best defense is a thorough degreasing bath and blow dry. This is where the professional cat groomer comes in.
Cats are naturally oily. Their skin produces oil that spreads throughout the coat if given enough time. Some cats are greasier than others and some become greasier with time, especially if they have certain health issues.
Cats naturally shed. This is true regardless of coat length. In fact, short hair cats usually shed more than long hair breeds. As the hair sheds, the greasiness of the coat makes it gummy enough to cause some of the shedding hair to stick to the hair that is not shedding. This, in turn, creates a small tangle. Usually these small tangles are imperceptible to the eye and with time, hair continues to shed under and around the tangle. Instead of falling away, it sticks to the existing tangle, making it bigger. At this point, it becomes a mat. Several mats can form at one time, in various places on a cat’s body. Eventually, if left to to themselves, these mats will come together to create one giant mat, or pelt. The pelt also begins to pull closer to the skin at this point. If too much time goes by before it is removed, the pelt will be so close to the skin that sores can develop underneath.
Remember…….Cats do not groom themselves, they lick themselves. Licking does nothing to remove mats, kill fleas, eliminate dandruff, deodorize, correct bad breath, kill germs, trim sharp nails, or clean up messes. If we licked ourselves all over, we wouldn’t be clean, we’d be covered in saliva!
(Reference: Danelle German, NCGIA)