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!”

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?”

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 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?”

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”

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”