Cat Grooming Plano TX

Full Service Cat Grooming in Plano, Texas

Cats are the vainest creatures on Earth! Grooming themselves is what most cats spend half their day doing anyway, so why would you need to worry about your cat’s grooming?

Cats like to be clean. They want their fur to be smooth. We’ll bet you’ve seen your kitty licking her paw and washing her face a thousand times. And not just her face, right? You’ve watched her hundreds of times, rolling over to get at a hard to reach part of herself, and smoothing down her fur with her tongue. And right there is the top reason you should make grooming your pet cat a task you take seriously.

Hairballs!

When kitty is grooming all that stray fur out of her gleaming coat, a lot of it winds up in her stomach. These hairballs have been known to clog the intestinal tract. If your cat’s intestine is blocked, that’s really bad for their health.

When you brush the loose fur out of kitty’s coat, it doesn’t wind up in her tummy, and she doesn’t get sick from hairballs. So, you save money on vet fees, and kitty is spared pain and discomfort!

While you are brushing your cat’s coat, be sure you take the time to check out her eyes and ears. Eyes should be clear and bright, free of gunk in the corners, as messy, sticky eye corners may be the first sign of conjunctivitis. Ears should be clean and pink as dirt can be an early sign of ear mites. Mites can make your poor cat’s ears shrivel up or even make her deaf, so be sure to check her ears regularly.Cat Grooming Plano TX

Does Your Cat’s Breath Sometimes Make You Retch?

You can easily prevent that too – and check for tartar build-up and guard against gum disease – by brushing your kitty’s teeth gently while she’s perched on your knee.

How to Brush Your Cat

Brush gently and firmly following the natural line of your cat’s fur from her neck down to her tail. Patience is necessary; in fact, some owners wrap their cat loosely in a clean dishtowel before beginning! If your cat gets cross and struggles, stop and play with her until she becomes relaxed.

Alternatives to Brushing

If your cat doesn’t like being brushed, you can use a comb or a grooming glove. The technique is different from brushing. Please don’t pull a comb through your cat’s fur as it will upset kitty. Instead, pick out a small patch of fur and groom a tiny area at a time, very gently. Most cats love a grooming glove, it’s very easy to use and gives your cat a nice massage, too.

What to Do if You Have a Long-Haired Cat

Long-haired cats have to be combed. Brushes and grooming gloves just don’t do a thorough enough job, although they can be great for putting kitty into a relaxed mood before you get going with that comb.

Cats aren’t as keen on combs as brushes, though, especially if they’re long-haired. If your cat’s long hair isn’t combed through regularly, then her coat will become matted, which she will absolutely hate – and so will you, because matted hair turns cats into bundles of furry fury.

Don’t Forget to Bathe Her!

Another necessary step in helping keep your cat clean and well-groomed is to bath the cat.

It’s recommended to take a towel and a small carrier into the bathroom with you in case your cat gets upset before, during or after the bathing routine. They can be placed in it until they calm down. When bathing your kitty cat, it’s best to use the proper shampoo. A gentle cat shampoo that lathers up pretty good is what we’d recommend. If a cat has dandruff, it’s best to use a shampoo that will help reduce the dryness and flaking of the cat’s skin. If the cat doesn’t have dandruff, but instead has fleas, be sure to use a flea shampoo, and the proper flea comb to remove them.

Grooming your cat may be one of the most challenging activities you ever pursue.

The one thing you need to remember is that cats don’t like being controlled. They want the control. This is why it’s always a wiser decision to take your cat to a professional cat grooming salon, like La Pawz Dog Care Inc. in Plano, TX.

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La Pawz Dog Care Inc.

3000 Custer Road, Suite 200
Plano, Texas 75075

972-430-6201

469-298-0796

Our Hours:

Monday thru Friday
7:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday
7:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Our Hours:

Monday thru Friday
7:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday
7:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday
9:00am to 4:00pm