Cat Grooming

Most cats are quite capable of grooming themselves but there are times (or breeds) when a helping hand may be required. This is especially true for long-haired cat breeds!

With an increasingly dirty and polluted environment, especially for outdoor cats, coat issues seem to be on the increase. Better care means that cats are living longer. This means they live to the point where arthritis or other medical issues can hinder their ability to self-groom.

So be it long hair, old age or other, expert cat grooming can keep your cats coat in best of shape.

Can I groom my cat at home?

You can try it at home, and we are happy to offer tips but you may end up needing a few band aids.

Our grooming staff are experienced in dealing with cats that are stressed by the grooming process. Prior to grooming your cat will require sedation to make the process a smoother and safer one.

Clipping options include:

  • A lion clip, which leaves the long hair on the face, feet and tail, but clips the coat short on the body. This is ideally suited to the warmer months of the year.
  • Tummy clip, which trims the long hair from the tummy so it does not become matted.

Clipping Nails

Clipping nails can also be quite difficult if you don’t know where to cut, especially if your cat is not sitting still for the nail treatment. Your cat may also sulk and be grumpy with you afterwards. Let us handle the dirty work and you can be the hero when you collect him.