Cat Grooming Eden Prairie MN

Grooming your cat does more than just keep your cat looking their best. It's also an opportunity for you or a cat groomer to bond with your cat, as well as inspect their body for lumps, ticks and tender spots. Some cats require more grooming than others. Check below for more on cat grooming and related products and cat services.

Dog City Walkers
(612) 327-8617
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Royal Paws Dog Grooming
(952) 201-0097
9921 Lyndale Ave So
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Open Tuesday - Saturday; nights Tuesday & Thursday The mission of Royal Paws Dog Grooming is to exceed the expectations of clients who love and adore their furriest family member. We understand the important role that your pet plays in your family and promise to care for your dog as an honored member of our family while in our care.

The Doggie Salon
(763) 475-2419
New Location
Wayzata, MN
Description
Our goal is to return a happy and healthy pet to you. Our groomers all have many years experience and use quality products and tools. Open Mon-Saturday by appointment.

Grooming by Tami
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Description
15 years professional grooming experience in all breeds. I specialize in small dogs or dogs under 40 lbs.. Appointments are typically afternoons, evenings or Sundays. Grooms include bath, haircut, nails, ear cleaning & bow/bandanna. Most appointments last 2 hours. We offer a quiet loving environment in a home setting. Average cost: $33-37

Dogs In The Park Grooming
(952) 925-4766
2955 Yosemite Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Description
I have a warm heart for wet noses! My business is a one person salon. It is quiet, compassionate, and loving environment. I work one on one with the dogs. Grooming appointments last just 2 hours. I've been grooming for 15 years and trained at one of the best grooming schools in the country. I specialize in small-medium size breeds and my appoinments are typically in the afternoon, evening or on Sundays.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Paws At Your Door Grooming
(612) 499-0399
944 Beacon Lane
Apple Valley, MN

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Pawstively Pampered Pet Spa
(952) 448-3861
1340 Crystal Ln Suite D
Chaska, MN
Description
We are a full service grooming salon offering warmed drying towels, blueberry facials, pawdicures and a private grooming room for excitable pets. Our pet stylist is a grooming school graduate and skilled at grooming to your specifications.

Clean as a Whisker
(952) 935-9114
3007 Utah Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
Description
An organic and all natural upscale pet salon offering professional and personalized grooming for your pets. We offer a hydro-massage bathing system, and well trained, highly skilled pet stylists. We also offer special extras such as paw-dicures,toothbrushing and special care for seniors and puppies. Flexible scheduling for the busy pet owner, open Monday-Saturday. Veterinarian Recommended.

All Kinds Clipped
(952) 829-9609
10337 Xerxes Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN
Description
WE offer a clean and safe environment for your pet. Our motto is "We love your pets as much as you do". Our staff is experienced and dedicated to help you with any questions you may have. We would love to help you with your pets grooming needs. Veterinarian referred. Call for hours.

Pampered Paws Savage
(952) 226-7297
14031 HWY 13 South
Savage, MN
Description
Our "Pet Spa" offers green grooms using eco-friendly pet products specializing in gentle grooming of all breeds of dogs & cats.Offering nail trims for rabbits,ferrets,birds & other small animals.We are open seven days a week;evening & early morning appointments for your convenience.Offering holistic pet products & treats.A Pet Taxi service on weekdays.Fall 2010 will be offering PET BOARDING with convenient drop off & pick up at the Savage Salon.

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Cat Grooming: A Primer on Keeping Kitty Clean

Cat Grooming: A Primer on Keeping Kitty Clean

Grooming your cat does more than just keep your cat looking her best. It's also an opportunity to bond with your cat as well as inspect her body for lumps, ticks and tender spots.

Some cats require more grooming than others. Generally, the more fur a cat has, the more grooming she will require. Senior cats require more grooming because they groom themselves less meticulously as they age.

If you acclimate your cat to the grooming process as early as possible, grooming can be incident-free. No matter whether your cat is a longhair, shorthair or no-hair, she will require at least some grooming periodically to keep her happy and healthy.

If your cat simply won't allow you to groom her, engage the services of a professional groomer.

Brushing

The frequency with which you brush your cat is determined by the length and thickness of the coat as well as the time of year. Frequent brushing is essential to keep your cat from getting hairballs which can sometimes require surgery to remove.

Brush shorthaired cats once weekly and longhaired cats every other day. When the warm weather hits in the Spring, you may need to groom more often as your cat sheds her winter coat. As a rule of thumb, if you pet your cat and fur comes out, she needs brushing.

A tool like the FURminator® is especially effective at removing hair, but care should be taken when using it. Don't start by enthusiastically raking your cat's backbone and drawing blood. Gently stroke her, then draw the brush across the very top of her coat without catching any hair in the teeth or bristles. Concentrate on getting her used to the feel of the brush or comb. Then gradually work the brush more deeply into the coat, stopping short of raking the scalp. Don't force it, and stop when your cat has had enough.

If you have several cats with varying coats, you may need more than one type of brush or comb. Don't assume that what works for one will work for all. You may have to try several different brush or comb types before finding one that works well on a particular cat.

Some cats have hyper-sensitive areas, especially on the back, so take care and watch your cat's body language to ensure you don't get bitten or scratched. If you notice her pinning her ears back, take a break and continue later.

Removing Mats

Mats are painful to your cat and can restrict movement, so they should be removed as soon as you notice them (before they become impossible to remove).

If you brush your longhaired cat every other day, it will obviate the need to remove mats. But inevitably, every longhaired cat will develop them, and you'll need to be adept at removing them without harming your cat.

The safest way to remove mats is with clippers. Have a helper hold the cat still while you shave away the mat.

If you don't have clippers you can use scissors, but exercise caution so that you don't harm the cat. Before you attempt the scissor method, have a vet tech teach you how to do it properly...

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The Five Essential Cat Grooming Tools

The Five Essential Cat Grooming Tools

"I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little they become its visible soul." --Jean Cocteau

One would hope that visible soul Mr. Cocteau is referencing would not include loose balls of cat hair, rolling around your floor like so many furry tumbleweeds. A groomed cat will yield a fur-free home and a contented pet. To achieve that goal, you need the proper tools.

There are more than five cat grooming tools, but the items that should be essential to any cat owner's home include:

  • Nail clippers
  • Bristle brush
  • Fine tooth comb
  • Toothbrush
  • Pet wipes
  • You might also consider purchasing a flea comb, but most cat owners today rely on monthly anti-flea control products such as Advantage or Revolution, or they keep their cats indoors permanently so they have no chance to encounter fleas.

    Why Nail Clippers?

    Nail clippers are inexpensive (usually under $10), easy to use and the quickest way to make sure your cat's natural scratching tendencies don't result in shredded upholstery or screen doors. A scratching post or platform will not be enough to keep the sharp tips from forming on your cat's claws. The surgical procedure of removing the cat's claws is never recommended and in many locations no longer allowed.

    There are a variety of clippers to choose from but most fall into the "guillotine" safety tool bucket, where the nail is inserted into a small opening and a slight squeeze cuts the tip. Cat claw scissors are also available, and they generally have blunted ends to prevent cutting accidents for both pet and owner.

    Types Of Brushes And Combs

    There are dozens of brush types to choose from. Some are designed to groom specific types of cats (long hair vs. short hair for example) or to accomplish specific goals (remove dander or under coat). The bristles on a cat brush can be hard, soft, wire or pin type. A slicker brush is a flat rectangular platform covered with slender steel bristles. It can be used on all cat types and most cats love it. Cats groomed in the same place every day with this tool learn to seek for it and they practically beg to be brushed. If cats were dogs, they would fetch this tool and bring it to you while you are watching Animal Planet.

    Rubber grooming pads and grooming gloves that fit over the hand are also available. These provide a chance to massage your cat's skin and they are effective at removing dead hair from cats with short coats. Combs are effective too. They are either fine-toothed (sometimes known as a flea comb) or wide tooth. It may be necessary to work slowly with a comb and sprinkle talcum powder to gently work hair mats out of a long-haired cat's coat.

    Time To Start Brushing Your Cat's Teeth

    Many owners who faithfully brush their kitties several times a week may not know that cats require dental care, just like humans. Here's a great wake-up call: cats that have heavy deposits of tartar, tooth decay and possible gum disease will need a trip to the vet for profe...

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