Cat Grooming Louisville KY

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.

Lisa's Pet Sitting Service
(502) 552-1584
Louisville, KY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Jewels Pet Grooming
(812) 786-4059
410 Brighton Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN
Description
I am a professional pet groomer with more than 6 years experience working with pets of all types. Call for appt.(812) 786-4059. Please visit website for more information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

The Hound's Tooth, Inc.
(502) 452-1385
3023 Hunsinger Lane
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full Service Pet Styling Salon and Boarding Boutique for Pets and Their People. Veterinarian Services,Soft Paws for Cats and Dogs, and a boutique with sizes 6-30. The owner has over 33 years of experience in the Pet Industry and is a retired grooming instructor as well.We have the largest clothing and accessories selection in town.Our overnite rooms are comfortable and roomy.

Hillside Grooming
(812) 923-8825
4773 Paoli Pike
Floyds Knobs, IN
Description
Our grooming dept. manager, Brenda Morris, is a graduate of Nash Academy of Animal Arts. She and Lisa Paonessa, assistant manager, will give your pet professional one-on-one care and attention in a pet friendly environment with veterinarians on-site at all times. Days and hours vary seasonally and special services are available for elderly or infirm dogs and cats.

Kentucky School-Pet Grooming
(502) 634-9404
3140 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY

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A+ Professional Pet Grooming Inc
(502) 964-6111
5906 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are the absolute cleanest and largest grooming salon in Louisville. Owner has 26 yrs expierence,With the salon having 68 combined yrs expierence. We groom all breeds tiny toys to the biggest breeds. We hand scissor finish all haircuts. We have been in business since 1991 and are a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Come see what "Prefessional" means in Pet Grooming!

Shimarie Pet Spa
(502) 263-9477
8817 Ferndale rd.
Louisville, KY
Description
Shimarie is your "Natural" Pet Spa. We use no harmful chemicals on our furry friends. We use the hdrosurge pet bathing system and have over 15 yrs experience working with people and their pets. We also give 10% of our monthly proceeds to area shelters and organizations to help needy animals.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

A+ Professional Pet Grooming ll Inc.
(502) 957-2275
1889 Old Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full service salon serving all of Bullitt Co and surrounding counties. We offer full service grooming with experianced professionals.What one of our salons cant do the other most certainly can. A+ Pet Grooming ll is run by Ryann Holcomb, she is the daughter of the owner of the business's. Stop in, see and smell the difference. We have our own photo albums for viewing by everyone.

Bath & Doggy Works
(812) 786-3285
7546 Voyles Rd.
Greenville, IN
Description
Bath & Doggy Works owner Carly Dolan will groom your pet as per your instructions. She enjoys bringing out the beauty of all dogs no matter their breeding. Carly studied dog grooming under 25 year veteran professional dog groomer Julie Bogart. Our rates are very reasonable due to our ability to perform our services with very low cost overhead. Visit our main website listed here for more detailed information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Audubon Animal Medical Center
(502) 361-2611
1311 Durrett Ln
Louisville, KY
 
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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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