The Cat Class

Advice from Lexie, Master Cat Groomer

Winter Grooming

You may think that cat’s don’t need grooming in winter, when in fact they may need more grooming! The end of winter, my phone rings off the hook, as many cat owners have matted cats. Why is this? Because they have been matting for the whole of winter and have been putting off clipping...

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Am I ready to add Cat Grooming to my business?

Am I ready to add Cat Grooming to my business? Short answer Yes, long answer yes. 6 signs you are ready to add Cat Grooming services to your salon 1. You know an employee who is keen, or you are keen, to learn Cat Grooming. And enjoy the company of cats! 2. Your business has clients...

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Cat Grooming- Why is it so costly?

There are so many reasons why a Cat Groom is at a high rate: Cat Grooming is a specialised animal care field, and should be treated as a specialty. Sedation and a shave at a vet is double, if not more, the cost than using a no sedation Cat Groomer, (when really the risk is higher for...

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Why do we wash Cats?

Why do we wash Cats? You say: 'I have never bathed my cat before, my cat is fine just licking itself clean?' "Cat coats secrete oils naturally for both protection from elements and survival in the wild. Some cats can oversecrete oils due to skin issues, breed, and age. A build up of oils can...

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My Heiniger Opal Review

Review of use of Heiniger Opal clippers by Lexie over a period of a month. Used on cats comb clips, teddy clips, matted shave downs. Use on dog’s matted shave downs, everyday clips, comb clips, sanitary and feet. Unboxing: Heinger Opal unboxing - YouTube Review: Heiniger Opal Review...

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Desensitisation in Cat Grooming

Desensitisation Systematic desensitisation and counter-conditioning (DS/CC) are the main techniques that behaviour professionals use to change a cat's response to a specific triggers (stimuli eg. water) in a variety of situations. In the Grooming salon these triggers include water, clipping,...

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Cleaning the Feline Face

Having a brachycephalic/short nosed cat, can be super cute! Brachy breeds include the Persian, Chinchilla, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, British Shorthair, and Scottish Fold. But they can also come with some extra grooming needs. A short nose means wrinkles in the face, and sometimes tear...

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Lockdown Reboot

Interview with May Wong – M Dog Grooming, Grooming with May May Wong is the Owner and head Groomer of M Dog Grooming in Mulgrave Victoria, Australia. May is known internationally for her high quality styling and online grooming video classes. From the 5th of August until the 19th October...

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Ew! Dandruff!

Have you noticed flakes on your cat? Like someone has sprinkled salt on your kitty? Dandruff can affect any cat. Dandruff is the build up of dead skin, known as seborrhoea sicca. It happens when the skin produces more skin flakes then usual, or they are not being moved by grooming. Before...

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Why does my Cat Shed all year round?!

Why does my cat shed all year round? In the wild, cats grow hair seasonally. They build up coat in winter and shed in spring and summer to allow air in and cool the body. Due to domestication, breeding, and weather change, many cats shed all year around. Sometimes this shedding coat gets...

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