Cat Grooming, is it really necessary?
This is a great way to keep down all the hair in the house and it really helps a cat with a dander problem.
A lot of times we get busy and our long haired cats end up very matted from us not having the time we need to keep
them brushed out. This trim on a cat is done with clippers and a 10 blade is the safest to use due to a cats skin being
easy to rip or tear, it's a lot like tissue paper. They look a little choppy for about two weeks if extremely matted.
They sure feel better though and it's alot healthier for them to get that matted coat off so no other skin problems
develop from just leaving it.
Cat Grooming is very difficult compared to dog grooming. A cat usually isn't thrilled at all about water or being shaved down with a clipper. Cats are a lot different than working on a dog. When they are sick and tired of being groomed you give them a break and go back at it in a little while. You have to work fast and safe and to do so it really does take two people most times especially on a severely matted cat requiring a lion cut groom. It usually does take a lot of time to complete due to them hiding in the back of the cage from the dryer. Then after completely dried they need to be gone over to smooth out again with the clipper. Nail trimming is done and ear cleaning as well. Eye's are wiped clean, the pads of their feet are trimmed up and a sanitary shave as well if desired.
We also do just BATH & BRUSH outs on cats that aren't needing to be shaved and aren't matted. They come with nail trimming, ear cleaning, eyes wiped clean.
The Furminator Shedless Treatment works great also on cats. It is an additional charge for this service depending on the type of cat (length of hair).
Flea Bathing is also another reason why people search for a cat groomer. If you've tried bathing a cat at home alone you probably have scars to share with me and don't want to even attempt it anymore and just leave it to the professionals.
Cat Grooming is expensive due to the extra staff needed to safely hold your kitty and to insure it doesn't get cut while clipping off a matted coat. Also it takes a lot of experience and not every groomer wants to risk being bit by a cat which can put them out of work due to their saliva being more risky then being bitten by a dog.
Cat Grooming Prices
Bath Service: Starts at $75
Price depends on length of hair and size of kitty. Temperament is also a factor.
Includes: Bath with shampoo and conditioner - Ears cleaned, Nails trimmed, Sanitary T-Strip cleaned up, Brush/comb out, Pads shaved, Eyes cleaned
Lion cut: Starts at $95
**If matted badly it will be more than $95**
The groomer will go over your cat with you and discuss the price before you leave. It takes a lot of extra time and experience to remove a pelted coat on a cat safely and it does cost more. This is something that requires two people, sometimes three people to safely hold the cat if it isn't holding still. A cat's skin is like tissue paper and tears and cuts very easily and takes an experienced groomer to remove matts.
A Lion Cut includes a bath, shampoo, conditioner, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, eyes cleane, brush/comb out, sanitary shave T-strip, and pads shaved
Cat Nail Trims: $15
Most are $15 - extremely difficult may be $20
Removing Matts only: $10-$55 depends on how many and difficulty
The cats are kept separate and away from the dogs for their comfort.
VACCINATIONS: RABIES IS REQUIRED