What should be in a new client form?

A new client form is such an important tool where you take the clients’ contact details and start the grooming consultation, which helps you, the professional, decide on the best grooming service for the individual cat. Client/agent name: This would be who is responsible for bringing the pet and the pet at time of dropContinue reading “What should be in a new client form?”

Preparing for Christmas time

Christmas photography themes I absolutely love taking Christmas photos! I start planning for the backdrop in October to allow for delivery of any backdrops. Choose your styling/colours/decorations/props/dress ups! Order or buy decorations (I love Kmart for this!) Set up a part of the salon so it is always there ready to go and takes a limitedContinue reading “Preparing for Christmas time”

Lion Clip Alternatives- The ‘Bolero’ Clip

What is the ‘Bolero’ clip? The ‘Bolero’ clip is completed using a #10 blade or 5-in-1 clippers on the rump of the cat’s body and leaving the coat anywhere from behind the shoulders to the lower back forwards, depending on the cats’ needs. Why is the clip named the ‘Bolero’? The ‘Bolero’ clip is namedContinue reading “Lion Clip Alternatives- The ‘Bolero’ Clip”

The truth about hairballs

How could I have forgotten to write about something like hairballs!?  Well, to tell you the truth, I haven’t.  I was kind of avoiding it.  It’s a bit of a personal post. Back, before kids, at the beginning of my career, I showed my cats. One of my cats, Holly, loved her shows, and IContinue reading “The truth about hairballs”

My Groomer recommended medication for my cat?!

Yes! Not all cats can be groomed without some help.   Some cats will show fear and stress, and we must reduce these stressors in order to reduce the risk of injury and health problems that can arise with grooming.  Please do not think worse of your groomer, they are thinking of the safety of yourContinue reading “My Groomer recommended medication for my cat?!”

There is nothing to FEAR in Cat Grooming

I find that a lot of groomers will not touch a cat as they fear so much biting and scratching and cats losing their mind! Let’s cover some rumours for cat grooming: Cats hate baths and go crazy with the dryer Actually, it’s rare a cat will ‘go crazy’ in the bath.  Slowly introduce theContinue reading “There is nothing to FEAR in Cat Grooming”

Don’t scruff the Cat!

Should I scruff a cat for grooming?  It’s the controversial question that everyone has an opinion over. I’m going to share mine! What is ‘scruffing’? Scruffing includes using a hand behind the cat’s neck to hold a large amount of skin, aiming to imitate the way a kitten’s mother transports kittens, causing a cat toContinue reading “Don’t scruff the Cat!”