Frequently Asked Questions
Can you groom my cat if I have been turned away from other groomers?
Yes! We specialize in difficult-to-handle cats and will do our best, even if other groomers have been unable to groom the cat. We have met very few cats that we are unable to groom.
How often should my cat be groomed?
It depends on the cat. Long haired cats will require more frequent grooming than those with short hair; we recommend every 6-8 weeks for long-haired cats to prevent any mats from forming and causing issues. Short-haired cats may only require grooming every few months to keep the nails trimmed.
What are the benefits to having my cat professionally groomed?
Your cat will be happier and healthier. They will shed less, produce fewer hairballs, and allergy problems may be reduced. If you keep your cat's nails trimmed, they will be less likely to accidentally scratch you. Cats with long hair especially benefit from grooming to reduce painful mats and tangles, and clients have said that their cats come alive with energy after being groomed.
What is a lion cut?
A lion cut involves shaving down the body and underside of the cat, while leaving the head, tail, and legs fluffy. Some owners prefer an unshaved tail, and others prefer we shave most of it, leaving a tuft at the end. We can modify the lion cut to be however you would like it. The pictures below show some examples of lion cuts.
Will you sedate my cat?
We do not use any sedatives when grooming. Very few cats actually require sedatives to be groomed, and we have a variety of methods for dealing with more difficult kitties that do not include sedation.
How long will it take to groom my cat?
The amount of time required for grooming varies based on the service being provided and the temperament of the cat. Generally speaking, a full groom can take up to two hours, but is usually less; a bath & brush will take about 30 minutes, and a nail trim takes around 10 minutes. A more cooperative cat will take less time than an aggressive one, and a more matted cat will take longer than one with no mats. Once we have groomed your cat once, it will be easier to determine how long their grooming appointments will take in the future.
Who will be grooming my cat?
We have two groomers, Casey and Karissa. Casey is the owner of A Cat Lover’s Dream and provides grooming for house calls. She has been caring for cats in a professional capacity for over 15 years and is a certified groomer. Karissa is our associate groomer and handles most of the appointments at our shop. She previously worked at Petco grooming both cats and dogs, and now specializes in cat grooming at our shop. Both Casey and Karissa care deeply about all pets and they work closely together to ensure they are up-to-date on best practices for cat grooming.
If you have any other questions, please contact us via email or phone, and we will be glad to answer them for you!