One of my favourite jobs is being invited to groom the persian cats at a local rescue near where I live. Of great delight and a joy to watch are two kittens who are full of mischief and fun.
However, even from the kitten stage it is so important to introduce your cat to not only being groomed but bathed as well. Why? Because all too often, kittens will get upset tummies which cannot always be cleaned away with wipes. And bathing is the best way to clean up dirty bottoms 🙂
Persians in particular with their long hair will be prone to knots from a very young age and do need regular grooming to avoid the avoidable ‘shave down’!
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your cats hair maintenance, please contact me!
Not all kitties are a huge fan of being groomed. Which is often the reason why coat issues develop in the first place. They just will not let their Human Mum / Dad brush them, or if they do, its only those easy to get to places. Around the head, neck, chin, maybe some of the back… but any further and it can be a definite No-No!
So a Cat Groomer tends to be called out to address those impossible to brush places which start to knot and matt. This includes the chest, under arms, tummy, legs, lower back, rear area and tail. So very often, a kitty is already very tense just by touching those areas.
When I first meet and assess a cat, I am very aware some cats will be ultra sensitive to being touched in certain places and discuss with the owner whether its best to attempt to brush out the knots or to use clippers. Every job is different as every cat is different.
The photo of the gorgeous Blue Point Himalayan had just been groomed. He wasn’t a huge fan but we got there!
This adorable boy needed some help with a few small knots which had developed down the inside of his back legs. His owner correctly brought him to me to remove rather than attempt to cut them out with scissors and before they became a bigger issue. Kittens and young cats tend to be very inquisitive and wriggly, so its a good idea to start getting them used to being handled / groomed as early as possible so they don’t fear the cat groomer!
This cheeky boy, after his knot removal, ended up sitting high up on the shelf trying to look at the birds outside the window!
This gorgeous boy, one of my cat sitting clients, had a Mini Groom on my last visit. Doesn’t he look great? Top quality grooming products for this sweet little Chinchilla Persian who demands the best! 🙂
This is a wonderful cat rescue based in Worcester Park, Surrey run by the lovely and hard working June with her husband and team of helpers.
Tirelessly, she helps hundreds of cats every year in need of a home – cats who are are abandoned or abused, cats whose owners have sadly passed away, pregnant strays – often still kittens themselves or many other unfortunate circumstances.
The rescue receives no grant funding and the bills are high – mostly vet bills, medication, food, cat litter… all very basic but important supplies. June tirelessly fundraises at every opportunity at car boot sales, with raffles, fetes etc.
If you are thinking about a new kitty or would like to help support a worthy cause, please consider The Ginger Cat House Rescue Worcester park Surrey UK. You can find them on Facebook.
Or use the following link for your Amazon shopping to raise funds and help the rescue https://moneysavingassistant.com/the-ginger-cat-house-rescue-worcester-park-surrey