Cat Grooming Winston Salem NC

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.

Treasured Pets Home Care, LLC
(336) 250-1800
Winston Salem, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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K9s Grooming
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old NC Hwy 109
Lexington, NC

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Ruff Life Grooming
(336) 765-0101
4003-B Country Club Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Description
Ruff Life Grooming is a full service salon with toys, treats, collars, & leashes for your pet. Our goal is to provide your pet with a safe, friendly, comfortable environment to maintain & encourage great hygiene with over 30 years of grooming experience. We are open Monday - Saturday from 8 am - 5pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Willow Run Boarding and Grooming Kennel
(336) 993-3647
1456 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC
Description
Located in Kernersville, NC- 20 from either Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High point. Boarding Kennel and Pet Care- Groom all breeds. Bathing, Nails- We do not groom Cats. Relaxed non- commercial setting so that your pet is not stressed! Please visit our web site for hours and more info!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Christine's Gentle Touch Dog Grooming
(336) 998-7626
135 Pondview Lane
Advance, NC
Description
Full service grooming shop. Spa style. All breeds. By appointment only.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Carolina Pet Place
(336) 766-4447
Clemmons, NC
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Daily Dog Walks, Doggie Day Care
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 731-7669
6116-A Old US Hwy 52
Lexington, NC

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The Welcome Waggin'
(336) 784-4846
7478 Old Lexington Rd.
Winston Salem, NC
Description
Award winning hand scissoring and hand stripping. We are open Mon. Wed. Thur. Fri. from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Email NMGROOMGAL@AOL.COM for grooming pictures!
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Aristocuts Grooming and Training Salon
(336) 766-0123
3511 Lawrence St.
Clemmons, NC
Description
Aristocuts Grooming & Training provides full service grooming as well as dog obedience lessons and classes.The staff at this grooming salon places extreme emphasis not just on the quality of its grooming but more importantly the humane care and treatment of all pets. Yolanda Morris is the owner of Aristocuts and has 10 years experience in grooming & is also a Certified Professional Trainer. We are open Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Absolutely Beautiful Mobile Grooming and Bath
(336) 991-7236
1505 Larkin St
High Point, NC
Description
Cage free environment, personal exclusive attention, loving hands, salon quality products. All delivered to your doorstep in my fully self contained grooming van, no hookups. One on one attention for your pet from start to finish.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

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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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