Desensitisation in Cat Grooming- Cat behaviour. There is another way!

Desensitisation Systematic desensitisation and counter-conditioning (DS/CC) are the main techniques that behaviour professionals use to change a cat’s response to a specific triggers (stimuli eg. water) in a variety of situations. In the Grooming salon these triggers include water, clipping, blow-drying, other cats and nail clipping. If done properly and slowly over period of time,Continue reading “Desensitisation in Cat Grooming- Cat behaviour. There is another way!”

Cleaning the Feline Face- while having a happy cat!

<![CDATA[ Having a brachycephalic/short nosed cat, can be super cute! Brachy breeds include the Persian, Chinchilla, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, British Shorthair, and Scottish Fold. But they can also come with some extra grooming needs.  A short nose means wrinkles in the face, and sometimes tear drainage issues (epiphora) causing smells. This results in a needContinue reading “Cleaning the Feline Face- while having a happy cat!”

Lockdown Reboot- Rising up after a lockdown in your grooming business

  Interview with May Wong – M Dog Grooming, Grooming with May May Wong is the Owner and head Groomer of M Dog Grooming in Mulgrave Victoria, Australia. May is known internationally for her high quality styling and online grooming video classes. From the 5th of August until the 19th October (11weeks), her salon wasContinue reading “Lockdown Reboot- Rising up after a lockdown in your grooming business”

How to wash a cat without losing your fingers!

So you want to wash a clients (or your own) cat?  I get asked this daily at the moment so thought easier to post it! It’s really not that hard!  Some of my kitty clients prefer bathing to clipping!  It’s the blow-dryer that scares most. Those grumpy kitties are usually best in the bath whenContinue reading “How to wash a cat without losing your fingers!”

Brush-outs and De-sheds

Brush-outs and De-sheds I do a lot of bath, blow-dry and de-sheds. I add a de-shed fee to every cat bath that doesn’t come every 4- 8 weeks, as there will be coat and oil build up taking longer and excess brushing to do.  To do a proper de-shed (brush-out or whatever you may callContinue reading “Brush-outs and De-sheds”