Cat Grooming Sarasota FL

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.

Fur Nanny Professional Pet and House Sitters LLC
(941) 315-1156
Sarasota, FL
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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metro pet salon inc
(941) 955-7701
420 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL
Description
We do all fluff drying, no cageing and do a lot of hand scissoring. Busy all year round. Show quality grooming.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Awesome Doggie Doos Grooming Spaw
(941) 758-3838
4710 53rd Ave East
Bradenton, FL
Description
A professional grooming spaw with a doggie day care center in a playroom enviroment. We are a family owned and operated establishment that uses only all natural and organic products to pamper your pet. Lots of love too. Grooming appointments available Tue thru Sat with limited walk in service available. Day care hours are 8:00 to 5:30 Tue thru Fri.We do teacups to Xlarge dogs, and toe nail clippings to full grooms.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Angel Paws Doggie Day Spa
(941) 708-9679
1010 Carlton Arms Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
The alternative for discriminating pet owners; we are a full service grooming salon that offers award winning grooming/ show dog grooming background. In addition, we provide extras to pamper your pet like fluffy beds, toys, dog walksand soft music in a clean and comfortable environment. Our goal is to make your pet beautiful and happy. Treat your best friend to a day at the spa.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Shearer' Grooming Salon
(941) 488-1549
525 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL
Description
We are Shearer's Grooming Salon. Catherine Shearer owner has her certf from the Florida School of Dog Grooming and is a member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Catherine takes great pride in her salon. We are a salon with a difference we give love and kindness as well as a great groom.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Dog Pet Salon
(941) 330-4270
5636 Lawton Drive
Sarasota, FL
Description
Our groomers have over 20 years experience. All breed grooming. Exceptional quality. All natural products. Beautiful, spa atmosphere for your pet. We are located next door to Frisky Business Doggie Daycare and Boarding. Right off of Clark Road between McIntosh and Sawyer Road. We put the "WOW" in Bow Wow!!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Lucylock's Pet Styling & Boutique
941-929-PAWS (7297)
7119 S. Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL
Description
Award Winning grooming. State-of-the-art studio servng all breeds. We use all natural products.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Lisa's Pet Grooming
(941) 739-3531
1518A Florida Blvd
Bradenton, FL
Description
Pet grooming with a personal touch. Dogs groomed on appointment basis, only stay for 1 1/2-2 hours. Free play area or kennels while they stay. Offering grooming on all breeds, big or small. Well behaved kitties too! Open 8-5 everyday but wednesday and sunday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Alicia's Grooming
(941) 383-1717
4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
Description
Loving, Personal Care for Your Dog! Grooming, boarding, and pet sitting services available! Located Conveniently at Mid-Longboat Key: Harbour Square, 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #210, Longboat Key, FL 34228. Call for an appointment and information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Happy Puppy Pet Spa
(941) 479-3083
728 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL
Description
We handle your pet like one of our own in a clean, fun and relaxed family atmosphere. We can comfort your pet during his stay in the spa in large ventilated cages, playpens, or playroom. Each pooch will receive Hug?s, Kiss?s and Belly Rubs at no additional cost.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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