When we are grooming cats, we need to think of the cat’s well-being and comfort, as well as the anatomy of a cat. If you ignore anatomy and the normal range of movement of the joints, not only does it cause the cat instant pain and discomfort but can cause long-term pain for conditions suchContinue reading “Joint care when Grooming the Cat”
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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?”
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!”
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”
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?”