Grooming your cat is not a luxury, it's a necessity
Most people think that cats groom themselves. But in reality, cats lick themselves. Grooming and licking are two entirely different things. When a cat licks itself, it is covered in saliva and dander. Nothing is done during the licking process to relieve a cat of tangles, mats, fleas, dandruff, skin conditions, and unsanitary things hanging from its hindquarters. Instead, after years of licking itself, a cat sleeps on the sofa or curls up on the very pillow you lay your head on at night.
At A+, we actually groom them. We use the best products, high quality tools, and advanced techniques to remove tangles and mats, degrease coats, remove excess shedding, clean up dirty hindquarters, trim nails, neaten up overgrown faces, and fix any other problems that a cat may have that simply are not fixed by licking. In the end, you end up with a clean cat that looks and feels better than you ever thought possible.
I am here to make your life, as a cat owner, easier and cleaner. I am here to make your cat look and feel better and do it in the safest and most efficient way possible. After all, a groomed cat is a happy cat. And the people who get to live with them will be happier too!
What causes matting?
Greasy skin and coat combined with natural shedding causes matting. And once a small tangle or mat forms, it grows very quickly. The only real defense against tangles and mats is regular bathing and drying done by a professional cat groomer who truly knows what they are doing. Some groomers are not cat groomers and will groom a cat using products and techniques that can cause more problems.
Do cats like getting a bath?
Contrary to popular belief, most cats do not mind being bathed. In fact, many are very calm during the bathing process and seem to find it relaxing. I use special techniques to introduce a cat to the bathing process each time, until we can see that they are used to it. I know from experience that cat owners report they have a very happy cat after it returns home from a day at the spa.
Will you sedate my cat?
I do not sedate cats. In reality, very few cats truly do need any sort of sedative in order to be groomed. I handle each cat in such a way that the need for drugs of any kind never happens. If I think your cat would best be served by receiving medication, I will refer you to your veterinarian for a mild sedative that can be administered prior to the grooming appointment.
Will it hurt my cat to be groomed?
It can hurt your cat to NOT be groomed. Cats that are not groomed are prone to serious matting problems, skin conditions, painful ingrown nails, and a variety of other problems that, if left unattended, can cause irreversible damage or even death. A cat that is groomed regularly (approximately every 6 weeks) will not suffer from such problems. Because the groomer is handling the cat on a regular basis and looking over every inch of its body during each visit, health issues that may arise can be found early on, and the likelihood of effective intervention is increased.
What are the benefits to having my cat professionally groomed?
The main benefit is having a happier, healthier cat that does not suffer from any of the painful and potentially life-threatening problems already mentioned. In addition, you will benefit as regular grooming cuts down on shedding, eliminates hairballs, reduces allergy problems, and helps promote a cleaner environment as well as a cleaner cat. And the best part is, you don't have to do any of the grooming yourself! Leave that up to me!