In the wild, cats grow hair seasonally. They build up coats in winter and shed in spring and summer to allow air in and cool the body. Due to domestication, breeding, and weather change, many cats shed all year around.
Sometimes this shedding coat gets stuck, with dander and oils or lacks cleaning. This in turn causes matting and shedding all year around.
In my cat grooming business, my busiest time is usually the end of winter when that winter coat has come in, but there was nowhere to go due to last year’s shedding coat and oils and dander. These cats are matted and the owners have waited as long as they could due to the cold. I will usually clip these cats, either all over, or just matting, and recommend a regular prevention groom.
Bathing removes these excess oils and dander; blow-drying helps separate the hairs and remove this excess undercoat. Bathing regularly can reduce shedding and prevent matting. If excessive shedding persists, or balding patches are present, a change of diet or veterinary treatment may be required.
Are you using the right tools? Some tools do not work effectively, or require to be used in a particular way. If you are needing help, seek your Cat Groomers’ advice or see our cat maintenance course on correct tools and use. Many tools I see brought at pet shops have been sold to the wrong coat type or species.
Please see our courses if you would like to learn my Cat Groomers techniques on how to bathe and blow-dry your cat effectively and with minimal stress. https://learncatgrooming.com.au
Who am I?
I’m Lexie Goldsmith,
My slow introduction and low-stress handling techniques have been proven over 14 years of grooming cats without sedation and many happy clients, being the go-to cat groomer in my state.
I am contacted regularly by people all over the world wanting to learn cat grooming from me, and this makes me excited to see students now grooming cats with my videos, instructions and support.
I am a Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Pet Stylist and Master Cat Groomer, available for your cat grooming education needs.
Come join me on your cat grooming journey, I promise you will not be disappointed, I have a 30-day money-back guarantee for all courses.
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