You Groom Cats?
Why is professional cat grooming a thing?
Most people think cats can take complete care of themselves but even the most fastidious feline groomers could use a helping hand.
Regular salon grooming including brushing, bathing, shaving, and nail trimming, offers many benefits, including promoting a healthy coat, eliminating odours, matted fur, and reducing hairballs. It is an opportunity to inspect your cat for fleas and ticks, lumps, bumps, skin problems, and other health issues many owners simply don’t notice.
Brushing removes dead hair, dirt, and debris from your cat’s coat, helping to prevent mats before they become unmanageable and reduce hairballs, which build up in your cat’s digestive system and ultimately end up on your carpet. Ii also reduces shedding and the amount of time you spend getting cat hair off your furniture and clothes.
Bathing may be recommended to treat a skin condition, remove unwanted substances from the fur, or improve hygiene for cats who cannot physically groom themselves. We see this often in senior cats and those cats who carry a little extra weight. Bathing not only cleans the fur, but it also cleans the skin leaving your feline happy and renewed.
If you have a long-haired cat, they may benefit from having their fur clipped or in some cases, completely shaved to keep them cool in the summer months, comfortable, and mat-free. Many people are partial to the “lion cut”. It is not only cute but practical for cats who mat quickly. This is best left to the professionals. Home grooming tools are not recommended for cats. They have very thin and delicate skin. Professionals are trained and experienced in handling techniques to ensure a safe and flawless grooming experience.
If your cat is particularly prickly or getting caught on your furniture, chances are their nails could use a trim. Regular physical activity and scratching behaviors wear down your cat’s nails naturally, but it’s a good idea to keep them trimmed for their own comfort, and yours. It is important to only trim the tips because the pink portion of each nail contains the quick, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels that cause bleeding and discomfort when cut. This procedure is also best left to the grooming professional Some people opt for fashionable nail caps. They come in a variety of colours and while making your feline the envy of the neighbourhood, they protect from scratches and pulls.
The benefits of grooming are many as are the choices. Contact us today to discuss your cat’s individual needs.
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