Cat Grooming Information
You Groom Cats?
“You groom cats? You mean you actually give them a bath? You must be out of your mind!”
We’ve heard this countless times from cat owners.Cats do need grooming from time to time. If you are the proud owner of a long-haired feline you know this all to well. Then there’s the hairballs – a most unusual specimen that typically appears just when guests are about to arrive.Beyond the shedding and subsequent hairballs, cat owners often find themselves battling tangles, mats, eye stains, and more. This is where the professional cat groomer comes in. Cats get greasy. It’s a fact. You may not realize it because you are used to the way “Fluffy” looks and feels. But, trust us, cats get VERY greasy. Imagine if you didn’t wash your hair for a few years. Natural oils build up over time. Combined with the oils from our hands that are left behind when we pet our feline buddy, grease
eventually takes over. Natural shedding takes place throughout the year, most often in the spring and summer when the temperature warms up and the days get longer. As the hair sheds, the greasiness of it causes it to stick together in a clump. Before you know it, “Fluffy” is no longer fluffy. Instead, “Fluffy” looks like he’s wearing a toupe of matted hair. At this point “Fluffy” must be shaved.
If you share a home with a longer-haired or short haired breed, you may want to take advantage of such options as a belly shave, sanitary clip, or lion cut. All of these will help tremendously in making life cleaner, neater, and more manageable for you and your feline bed-buddy.
What We Do
Most people think that cats groom themselves. But in reality, cats lick themselves. Grooming and licking are two entirely different things. When a cat licks itself, it is covered in saliva and dander. Nothing is done during the licking process to relieve a cat of tangles, mats, fleas, dandruff, skin conditions, and unsanitary things hanging from its hindquarters. Instead, after years of licking itself, a cat sleeps on the sofa or curls up on the very pillow you lay your head on at night.
At Floss' Grooming we don’t lick cats, we actually groom them. We bring you Feline Friend into the relaxing environment of Our Cats Only Room. We use the best products, high quality tools, and advanced techniques to remove tangles and mats, de-grease coats, remove excess shedding, clean up dirty hindquarters, trim nails, neaten up overgrown faces, and fix any other problems that a cat may have that simply are not fixed by licking. In the end, you end up with a clean cat that looks and feels better than you ever thought possible.
" People Who Don't Like Cats Were Probably Mice in Another Life"
Cat Grooming Options
The grooming options available to each cat will be determined by a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to the cat’s condition, age, temperament, coat type, and breed, as well as the preferences of the individual owners.
Below are some examples of available grooming options that can be done on any breed of cat. Once we see your cat in person, we can better determine what choices are available.
Full Coat Groom
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes matting?
Greasy skin and coat combined with natural shedding causes matting.
Do cats like getting a bath?
Contrary to popular belief, most cats do not mind being bathed. In fact, many are very calm during the bathing process and seem to find it relaxing.
How do you dry the cats?
We use dryers that are effective for drying a cat’s coat in a way that maximizes efficiency and produces quality results.
Will it hurt my cat to be groomed?
It can hurt your cat to NOT be groomed. Cats that are not groomed are prone to serious matting problems, skin conditions, painful ingrown nails, and a variety of other problems.
How often should my cat be groomed?
Most cats need to be professionally groomed every 6 to 8 weeks
We Are Proud Members of the NCGI
Can you groom my cat if he is aggressive?
Most of the time we can. We can usually tell when we initially see your cat in person whether or not it can be safely handled.