Cat Grooming Virginia Beach VA

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.

All Paws on Deck
(757) 620-3617
Virginia Beach, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Happy Tails Refuge
(757) 416-4387
Virginia beach, VA
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws and Whiskers
(757) 270-0149
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Ships Corner Pet Spa &Resort
(757) 301-6941
1515 Drakesmile Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Full service grooming of all breeds including cats. Full service pet boarding with deluxe suits and pet training. All care, training and grooming by certified staff. On-site live in caretaker.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Park Avenue Pups
(757) 321-1935
1401 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
Description
At Park Avenue Pups, we offer, sedation-free full service grooming, with consideration paid to each dog?s level of tolerance and the owner?s desire for their dog?s appearance. For owners that work all day, we offer a Day Care/Grooming visit. Owners can drop their pups off in the morning, and their pet will play in day care until afternoon. This seems to help some cope with grooming anxiety issues.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Beach Pet Care
(757) 472-0820
Virginia Beach, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Top Dog Walk
(757) 754-9255
Norfolk, VA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Preppie Pooch
(757) 631-5900
Preppie Pooch
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Hampton Roads' first upscale dog day spa. We offer full service dog grooming and bathing as well as sugar scrubs, mud wraps, facials, and much more.Bring your dog in for a luxurious day at the spa. We also have a boutique with Happy Tails, Hip Doggie, Front Porch Pets, and other name brands!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Tails To You
(757) 288-7560
Gail Padon
Chesapeake, VA
Description
Tired of taking your pet to the groomer and leaving him/her for eight hours or more? Let me make it more convenient for you and your hairy friend. I pick up and deliver your pet to your door. The whole process takes between 2 and 4 hours. No more staying in a kennel for hours without any potty breaks or personal service. Check out my website and give me a call, I would love to earn your business.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Just Dogs! Gourmet
(757) 233-6450
1611A Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA
Description
Our groomer and owner, are committed pet lovers who endeavors to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all of your dog and cat grooming needs. She will make every effort to ensure your pet enjoys the grooming procedure. Weekday and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday - Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

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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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