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?”

What I learnt from my first online Grooming Comps!

Want to compete in an online grooming competition and unsure what it’s like? I have always been one for grooming competitions, whether it’s the buzz of the adrenaline, or the need to improve in all breeds of dogs, being surrounded by like-minded groomers or the gratitude given by the dog owners for choosing their littleContinue reading “What I learnt from my first online Grooming Comps!”

Grooming Senior Cats

Senior cats make up the bulk of new enquiries in my salon. The problem with cats ageing, is that it happens without you even noticing, and then the next thing is the cat is matted! “Wait, my cats never needed grooming before?!” Their owners are unaware that cats do require help with grooming, especially asContinue reading “Grooming Senior Cats”

What do I need to start Cat Grooming?

What equipment do I need to start Cat Grooming? Whether you are starting out in Cat Grooming, or adding to your services, here is the list of what I recommend in a basic Cat Grooming Kit. Clipping: High Non-slip table A5 blade type clippers (eg. Heiniger Saphir Clipper, Wahl Km10 or Oster Pro 3000i) SteelContinue reading “What do I need to start Cat Grooming?”

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 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?”

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”

Time Restraints

I have read a lot of articles, studied vet nursing, watched webinars, read books, done modules and talked to a lot of groomers and they have all said the same  thing, I am going to forward this on to you for your and your clients. I see it constantly on facebook, people grooming cats taking 2-4Continue reading “Time Restraints”