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Why Groom Your Cat ?

At Taos Fur Styling,LLC, we understand how cat's behave. Some cats really don't like to see dogs or hear dogs barking. They tend to stress out 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. Appointment request click here

They are always provided a clean blanket in their cage and bowl of fresh water and a cat box, If you'd like you can bring some food along for them as well. We believe in gentle grooming here at Taos Fur Styling,LLC 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. 

CAT GROOMING 

Our signature full grooming package for  cats.

  • Therapeutic spa bath and Teeth brushing
  • Fluff dry
  • Thorough brushing of coat
  • Nails clipped, feet, pads and sanitary trimmed
  • Thorough ear cleaning
  • Styling/haircut based on owner’s preferences and condition of coat
  • *Price determined by cats fur condition and over all attitude $65.00 and up Bath only no cut also available $45.00  

 

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 the main reason we groom cats.

- 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.

If your cat has a problem with shedding, matting, or hot weather then you may want to consider giving your cat the lion cut. The lion cut is a type of hair cut where your cat's coat is shaved with the exception of the face, mane, legs, and tip of tail. This type of hair cut is very commonly used for Himalayan's and Persians. Good hygiene is important for long hair breeds especially with regards to hairball prevention. I suggest brushing your long haired cat once a day. If this is something you know you won't be able to fit into your daily routine you should probably think about shaving your cat. 

 

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