Don't Cats Groom themselves?
This is a myth. Cats are domesticated and are not able to "groom" themselves in a true cleanliness sense. Their tongues do allow them to add shine and helps pull out lose coat. They are unable to reduce their naturally occurring oils which is a big factor with matting. They are unable to wash their skin and remove the dander which is a cause for allergies. They are unable to remove matting. When you notice a pet doing excessive licking, that is a good indicator they need grooming attention either by mom or dad taking a comb and shed tool to their coats or bringing them in to a professional groomer.
MY CAT doesn't have any grooming issues. WHY DO I NEED professional GROOMING?
That is absolutely wonderful that their are no visible issues. The purpose of regular grooming is to establish good preventitive measures. Often times a cat "looks" good now and then as they age, they get a build up of oil, matting, excessive shedding etc. Change is already stressful enough for a young cat, but is even more so for a senior cat. We do not recommend starting any new habits with elderly cats as that increases stress. Good preventative measures start when they are young and generally in good health.
Will grooming help with my allergies?
Grooming will absolutely help reduce a pet parent's allergies. What you are allergic to is a specific protein found in a cat's dander, saliva, and urine. A regular bath and blowout helps to remove that from their skin and coat and reduce the shedding. Reduced shedding means less of what you're allergic to around your home.
Don't cats hate water?
Cats are creatures of habit. Acclimating a cat to a new environment can take time, but is not impossible. Many cats find the water to be the easiest experience for them at our salon as it can be soothing. It is all a matter of how you approach and introduce change that makes the difference.
how often should my cat be groomed?
The skin cycle for a pet's coat is roughly every 30 days. This means that without professional grooming, that old skin they shed remains on their skin. This can cause issues such as clogged pores, buildup of oil, irritation, skin issues, matting etc. Regular grooming should be maintained every 4-8 wees to maintain healthy skin and coat.
will my cat be groomed under sedation?
Sedation is something that can only be done by a veterinarian. If we discover, due to health, or temperament reasons, that a cat would be better served with medication or a full sedation, we will let you know and refer you to your veterinarian for medication to give prior to a groom appointment or a vet professional for a sedation groom.
how long will a grooming appointment take?
The rule to live by when it comes to cats is to “Never Rush a Cat.” An average groom time is between 2-3 hours. Multiple cat families should expect a slightly longer wait time for pickup. When setting your appointment, we will assign you with a designated pick up time no more than 3 hours later.
what are the benefits of regular grooming?
Mat prevention. Shed reduction. Clean and shiny skin and coat. Allergy control. No hairballs. Preventative maintenance.