Why groom cats?


At Furkids Home, we understand how cat behaves. Some cats really don’t like to see dogs or hear dogs barking. They tend to stress out a lot and sometimes become aggressive. Some cats really don’t care too much for dogs. We want them to be as relaxed as possible to enjoy their grooming experience. We will try to schedule cat grooming when there is either no dog or there are very few dogs. Thus, do give us a call early to make an appointment.

They are always provided a clean blanket in their cage and bowl of fresh water. If you’d like you can bring some food along for them as well. We believe in gentle grooming here at Furkids Home and make every effort to take the extra precautions to ensure the safety of your cat.

You will be asked a lot of questions about your cat and we take the time to go over the grooming that will take place. Do note that we do not sedate your cat. If they become resistance and aggressive, we will give them a break and wait for them to calm down then continue with the grooming. There are occasion when we just can’t continue with the grooming because it may either hurt the cat or the groomer. Hence, do let us know if you are unsure if they are receptive to grooming.

Cat grooming takes a lot more time then grooming a dog unless your cat is very used to it and has been kept on a groom schedule.

Why groom cats?

It used to be thought that cats groomed themselves so well, and so didn’t need any human assistance, unlike dogs.

Times have changed. Knowledge has changed. Products have changed.
Practices have changed.

Plump kitties usually need extra help with their own grooming “reach.” Aging kitties typically need help with self-grooming.
Cats know when they aren’t completely clean, and appreciate it when you help them. You can see it in their obvious demeanor, after they’ve been bathed and groomed. Many are overtly appreciative with face licks and most purr contentedly. But better health and avoidance of problems before they become worse is today the main reason we groom cats who are valuable to us.

– Dustmop and dust rag? It’s true; her coat and paws are picking up some of what a dustmop or dustcloth picks up from your floor.
Licking and swallowing each day’s dust and debris, chemicals, dirt, and loose hair is not the best practice for optimal health of any cat.

With regular brushing and grooming, most hairballs can be avoided.

Indoor cats need grooming assistance the most. Long-haired cats typically need combing-brushing every other day, at home. It takes less than a minute, and can prevent mats – this is a must. Selecting the right comb and brush is important, and each cat’s coat is somewhat different. You cannot judge by hair length only.

Short-haired cats are typically groomed professionally 6 times a year. Long-haired cats about every 6 weeks. Cats that are shown and those photographed commercially are bathed every few weeks at minimum.

– Help relieve dander allergies.

– Help reduce shedding in your house.

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