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?”

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”

Arrrgh Fleas!

It’s getting warmer here in Australia, and that means fleas! Keeping up with your flea prevention is so important, especially if you have children, or cats that roam (or some that come into your backyard). If you find fleas on your cat, the first thing you should do is check your flea prevention. Only useContinue reading “Arrrgh Fleas!”

Stud tail- Ew!

That icky greasy looking section of the tail that removes from the beauty of your cat or client’s luscious tail. It can be just oily, black, or scaly, I have an easy home remedy that works for my grooming clients that is reachable (and in your pantry). Ok, I literally stole mine from my pantryContinue reading “Stud tail- Ew!”

Ew! Dandruff!

<![CDATA[ Have you noticed flakes on your cat? Like someone has sprinkled salt on your kitty? Dandruff can affect any cat. Dandruff is the build-up of dead skin, known as seborrhoea sicca. It happens when the skin produces more skin flakes than usual, or they are not being moved by grooming. Before trying to addressContinue reading “Ew! Dandruff!”

Winter Cat Grooming

You may think that cat’s don’t need grooming in winter, when in fact they may need more grooming! The end of winter, my phone rings off the hook, as many cat owners have matted cats. Why is this? Because they have been matting for the whole of winter and have been putting off clipping theirContinue reading “Winter Cat Grooming”

Am I ready to add Cat Grooming to my business?

Short answer Yes, long answer yes. 6 signs you are ready to add Cat Grooming services to your salon 1. You know an employee who is keen, or you are keen, to learn Cat Grooming. And enjoy the company of cats! 2. Your business has clients that also own cats. Survey your clients, there isContinue reading “Am I ready to add Cat Grooming to my business?”

Why is cat grooming so costly?

There are so many reasons why a Cat Groom is at a high rate: Cat Grooming is a specialised animal care field, and should be treated as a specialty. Sedation and a shave at a vet is double, if not more, the cost than using a no sedation Cat Groomer, (when really the risk isContinue reading “Why is cat grooming so costly?”

Why do we wash cats?

You say: ‘I have never bathed my cat before, my cat is fine just licking itself clean?’ “Cat coats secrete oils naturally for both protection from elements and survival in the wild. Some cats can oversecrete oils due to skin issues, breed, and age. A build up of oils can cause matting, smell and skinContinue reading “Why do we wash cats?”