The Cat Class

Advice from Lexie, Master Cat Groomer

What do I need to start Cat Grooming?

What equipment do I need to start Cat Grooming? Whether you are starting out in Cat Grooming, or adding to your services, here is the list of what I recommend in a basic Cat Grooming Kit. Clipping: High Non-slip table A5 blade type clippers (eg. Heiniger Saphir Clipper, Wahl Km10 or...

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Grooming Senior Cats

Grooming Senior Cats Senior cats make up the bulk of new enquiries in my salon. The problem with cats ageing, is that it happens without you even noticing, and then the next thing is the cat is matted! “Wait, my cats never needed grooming before?!” Their owners are unaware that cats do...

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How can I remove feline stud tail without chemicals?

Stud tail- Ew! That icky greasy looking section of the tail that removes from the beauty of your cat or client's luscious tail. It can be just oily, black, or scaly, I have an easy home remedy that works for my grooming clients that is reachable (and in your pantry). Ok, I literally stole...

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Winter Cat Grooming- Why should Cat's still be groomed in winter?

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- Cat behaviour in Cat Grooming. There is another way!

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- while having a happy cat!

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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