Kayla's Posh Pets Grooming & Boutique
7090 Cornell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 ( 513)793-POSH (7674)
I am Kayla of Kayla’s Posh Pets. In August, 2013. I completed a course at the National Cat Groomers Institute of America in Greenville, SC and earned the title as the 9th Certified Feline Master Groomer on the state of Ohio. I have learned about the health and well being of cats and the proper way to bath and groom them. I look forward to talking with you about a bath and grooming regime to keep your pet not only looking his/her best but also in top physical condition.
Everyone knows that cats do groom themselves to some extent with their own saliva. But, to be really clean “someone” must scrub the cat with a shampoo especially made for cats and rinse with water to remove dead skin, everyday dirt and grime, dander, spit, feces, urine and perhaps even litter box remains. There is no way a cat can totally clean its entire body to be as clean as if it receives a bath and/or groom from a professional groomer.
Breaking the Myths:
IS YOUR CAT CLEAN?
"Cats don't groom themselves, they lick themselves. That's Gross!"
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A REGULAR BATH, BLOW DRY, AND GROOM?
- You will have a clean, fluffy cat that not only looks good but smells good and feels good.
- No more hairballs – or at least a lot fewer
-Less cat hair all over your house and on your clothes
- With the oil gone from the hair – no more mats
- No more white flakey dandruff
-Less dander so fewer allergy problems for your family members
-No fleas or ticks
-Regular grooming allows the groomer to discover possible health issues
-Your cat will feel so much better
YOU WILL HAVE A VERY HAPPY CAT!
The hair of cats is naturally oily because their skin produces oil that spreads throughout the coat over time and also you transfer oil to your cat when you pet him/her. It is a natural process for cats to shed and short hair cats usually shed more than long hair breeds. The shedding hair mixes with the oil and other dirt and grime in the pet’s coat causing it to become “gummy” and stick to the hair that is not shedding. Over time, mats form which do not fall away and tend to multiply in various places over the cat’s body.
If left untended, these mats will come together to create a large “pelt” which pulls closer to the cat’s skin and can cause sores, infections, odor and severe health issues. In this case, the groomer will have to shave it down to remove all mats so the cat’s skin can breath and recover. Needless to say, removing a lot of mats or a complete pelt can be very painful and very stressful for the cat. This very difficult process could be so stressful to an older, obese cat or one with health issues that it could cause death from heart failure
Cats have hair that sheds on a continual basis; when the cat licks itself, it ingests loose hair and over time forms a “hairball” which is not only unpleasant to you but is unhealthy for your pet. By scheduling your pet for a bath, brush, and groom every four to six weeks, you can eliminate shedding which, in turn, eliminates hairballs. Grooming also removes dead skin, mats, fecal matter, urine, dander and dandruff.
As a NCGIA trained cat groomer, I specialize in cat grooming and know the proper way to remove matts and brush and bathe your pet without undue stress. As long as the matts are not too severe, or the hair is not too tangled, a bath and blow dry is the answer.
Many cats like the attention of being combed and it is a good time for you, the owner, to spend time with your cat. In between grooms, use a metal greyhound style comb to comb your pet rather than a brush that pulls on the hair. If bathing or grooming is done on a regular basis, you may find that even combing is unnecessary in between grooming appointments.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CAT?
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO INBETWEEN GROOMS?