The Groomer at Camino Verde Pet Resort is a highly experienced Cat groomer for more than 30 years.
Christina is a certified master groomer and is ready to fulfill your cat’s grooming needs.
Let us schedule an individual appointment for you, so your cat can be in and out in no time!
Please call 520-883-8464 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Text 520-419-0189
Have you ever thought about taking your cat to a groomer?
You probably think since they spend hours a day grooming themselves, they must be clean.
When they lick themselves, they’re just licking. They’re not cleaning themselves but they are ingesting fur.
All that fur ingestion often leads to coughing up hairballs as you know. Though it can also build up inside and cause dangerous blockages that require surgery.
A regular grooming schedule reduces such risks and keeps cats clean right down to their skin. Plus, their fur is free of mats. A clean cat is a happy cat. Imagine if YOU never took a shower or brushed your hair. That’s what an ungroomed cat feels like.
A healthy cat should have shiny coat with clear skin underneath.
Should I Take My Cat To A Groomer?
Yes- Cats benefit from grooming just like dogs. Regular grooming removes loose fur and dirt. It also smooths out mats and tangles thus furball production is much less likely.
Grooming prevents problems and helps to discover them at the start- not when they are already advanced.
When people know more about healthy ways to care for their pets, they’re more likely to make sure they get the ongoing care they need.
This is just a handful of reasons why it makes sense to take your cat to the groomer on top of THEIR regular grooming habits.
What to Expect When You Take Your Cat to a Groomer
We have a handler and a groomer. We want to go as safe and as fast as we can, and keep stress levels at minimum.
Our groomer conducts a quick assessment with each new cat much as a dog groomer might do.
She asks questions about the cat owner’s goals and expectations for their kitty. We ask how you want your cat to look? Do prefer a full-coat? Or a trim? And we talk about home grooming. What do you want for your cat’s coat? Some say they want a giant fluffy cat. Some people want a show cat and others just want a pet with easier maintenance.
Camino Verde Pet Resort offers various grooming services and packages based on the pet’s needs.
Not every cat needs a bath. We try to meet the need with minimal assault.
Below are the most common services you can expect from the cat groomer at Camino Verde Pet Resort:
1. Cat Groomers Can Safely Give Your Cat a Bath
We introduce the cat slowly to water.
Your cat is handheld on its chest in a way that makes them feel secure in the bathtub. We will go slow.
After the cat acclimates to the water, your cat gets a good scrubbing. If needed, flea shampoo or other specialty products will be applied, depending on the cat’s needs.
2. Basic Nail Care
Keeping your kitty’s nails trimmed is an essential part of cat care. Nails are trimmed up to the quick, which is the pink part of each claw that houses sensitive nerves and blood vessels.
If claws are not trimmed often enough, it can lead to a lengthening of the quick. However, with steady claw trimming it will eventually recede. It will require more frequent trimmings the first few weeks before returning to a manageable length.
However, maintaining short nails is important to prevent it from happening again. Most cat groomers provide this service on every visit, which may be every 4-6 weeks or sooner, depending on your cat’s level of care.
As you know, a cat’s claws are their weapons. But you might not realize they’re also needed for balance. Cats are known as digitigrade. This means they walk on their toes and it helps them sneak up on prey.
As a result, you don’t want to declaw a cat. However, you also don’t want them sharpening their claws on your furniture. A cat groomer can safely trim a cat’s nails
3. Cat Groomers Provide a Thorough Brushing and/or Trim
Even short-haired cats need regular brushing to get rid of dead hair. Long-haired cats may need daily brushing.
Cat groomers go above and beyond your regular brushing session. They tackle matted fur and knots and provide a trim to long-haired pets who need more maintenance.
For example, some groomers will shave a cat’s fur to ½ length (if that’s what the customer wants.) Some cats appreciate having less fur, especially in the summer.
Some long-haired cats have a tendency to grow fur between their toes. This can aggravate your pet, lead to accumulated litter box debris, or even impact their traction when leaping to your balcony railing.
A trained cat groomer can trim up your pet’s coat and brush it out leaving it smooth and silky. Many cat owners don’t realize that their pet actually has whiskers near the back of their legs and near their pads. Groomers will know how to navigate this area without impacting these important tactile hairs.
For example, Nancy Howard says they “When we do the front boots, we don’t take it down to the paw, we’ll go an inch and a ½ to 2 inches so from the shoulder. If you shave off those back whiskers, it’s disorienting. While today’s house cats don’t have the same levels of requirements for fending off prey, these whiskers are meant to alert the cat to potential prey through vibrations. Losing them would be similar to having to read without your glasses. It’s part of their hardwiring.”
They will also keep an eye out for any signs of skin concerns, such as lumps, bumps, lesions, or missing patches of fur.
4. Cat’s Ear Care
Cats aren’t able to maintain their ear care on their own. Our groomer will check the inner and outer ear to make sure it’s clean while making note of any:
- Bald Spots
- Caked Ear Wax
These are all signs that may require medical attention from a veterinarian.
Call 520-883-8464 0r text 520-419-0189 to schedule your appointment for your cat to shower or shave.