At The Mobile Pet Spa, we are experts on cat grooming.
In fact, we groom hundreds of cats per year from the hairless Spynx, to the triple coated Mainecoon. We know a lot about cat’s hair, cat’s temperaments, how cat’s like being handled, and; most important, how to safely groom a cat.
Let us share with you the truth behind shedding, the best ways to groom your cat and what to do if your cat won’t let you groom him. This can be a real struggle with a cat hair all over the house, furballs and worst, when your cat has painful mats. Frustrated and want help?
What is Shedding?
Shedding is a cat’s natural process of losing dead hair and for new hair growth to come in. Cats in the wild shed more in the spring (shed their “winter” coat and “grow-in” their winter undercoat in the fall.) Since most domestic cats are indoor-only, the process is different and they shed year-round.
My cat sheds excessively! Is this normal?
If your cat is shedding more than normal, it may simply be shedding their winter coat. However, if your cat is excessively losing clumps of fur or there are bald spots, there may be a problem. Stress, diet and health issues are all factors, and a veterinarian can help to diagnose the problem. As groomers, we see your cat’s skin and any changes in the condition of the skin or fur between grooms. We are your kitty’s first line of defense to find underlying issues. Call us or fill out a make an appointment form to solve your kitty’s shedding issues.
How do I keep hair from flying all over my house?
Regular grooming (every 4-8 weeks) will minimize your cat’s shedding by almost 80%. You should also vacuum your home at least once a week.
How can grooming help?
We will keep your cat looking and feeling great. You will have significantly less fur all over your home, kitties nails will be trimmed and your cat will be happier. Grooming is critical for long-haired cats and those with soft coats like Persians and Himalayan’s who become matted. Matted hair can be painful and lead to underlying skin problems, and left untreated, cats will become pelted.
What is the best way to groom a cat?
Find a calm place where you and kitty are alone. Begin by trimming 1 nail a day, until all 18 are done. Get your kitty used to regular combing and wiping of eyes and ears.
Help! My cat won’t let me comb or brush him.
As groomers, these are the calls we get every day. Either kitty has mats and it is painful for the mats to be touched, kitty has arthritis, or kitty sense you are too scared or has been nicked or frightened when groomed.
If you are unable to groom your kitty, let us do it! Call to make an appointment. We will take care of your problems with grooming your cat.
Whatever your problem, we have a solution.
What are you struggling with when grooming your cat? Sharp nails? Mats? We can trim the nails and get rid of mats for good. Allergies? We’ve go you covered. In fact, the same protein in cat’s saliva responsible for allergy sufferers is the stuff we wash away! Shedding? We can reduce shedding by 80% when your cat is groomed on a regular basis. We can ensure you cat never gets a mat again! Best thing, we come to you and do all the work. You don’t get scratched or bit and we become you and your cat’s best friend!