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Our Full Coat Grooms are the same for a long hair or short hair cat grooming.
Nail trims are done first, then removal of LARGE, dirty mats. The bath is then given, which is the most vital part of the entire cat grooming process. Cats have excessively greasy skin and coats, the bath is needed to produce a clean, luxurious finish. Without a proper bath the groom or cat grooming is less than satisfactory.
A cat grooming bath done properly:
The coat will fall into place with a smoothness and volume after grooming is complete and will stay mat free for several weeks. Most cats require two complete lathers and rinse outs before they are considered clean. After the bath, the face and ears must be cleaned. The areas that require the most attention are the eyes, mouth and chin. The bathing process softens any hard eye discharge, making the cleaning of this area much easier after the bath.
During cat grooming process the groomer can spot potential problem areas and address the owner about them.
The ears are then cleaned and cats are known for having dirty, waxy ears. A safe and proper product is used to gently wipe the inside of the ear. If wax is still present in the folds of the ear, a Q-tip is used to reach those areas. Nothing is ever inserted deep inside the cats ear canal. Again we can spot potential ear problems, bring it to the owners attention and recommend veterinarian care if needed.
The second most important process of the cat grooming is in the blow drying and mat removal.
A high velocity dryer is used to produce the fluffy, show worthy results that cats are deserving of. It also helps in the de-matting process and removal of dead, loose hair. De-matting is done during the hand drying process after the coat is 90% dry. Dematting a wet coat will leave bald patches where the mats were removed.
At Feline Fabulous we have the Catty Shack, which makes the drying process much faster and safer than traditional table drying. Once the coat is dry and free of mats the cat is put back on the grooming table and a thorough comb out is done paying special attention to the underside and legs. Some loose hair will come out on the final cat grooming comb out. The more hair removed, the less hair will shed off once the cat is home.