Why be a cat groomer in Charlotte
For as far back as I can remember I always have had cats for company. As a kid many a day were wasted just lazing around, watching my cat ‘Socks’ groom himself or play with whatever unfortunate object was lying around. Over the years as Socks grew older somebody or the other in our family would keep bringing in any stray cats they would find and once vaccinated, they would all be my responsibility. I was jokingly called the “Cat Whisperer”, and the nickname has stuck till date. Initially, I didn’t even know I was supposed to clip their nails! I got the hang of it after a while, and soon I was grooming my friends’ and neighbors’ cats for the additional buck.
Being a cat groomer became my passion
I did get a ‘real’ job when I grew up but I didn’t really find as much joy in pet grooming. Cat grooming specifically was more fun than other animals. I thought I should be a vet but then it turned out my ‘whispering’ skills were with cats alone and decided to take it up cat grooming as a full-time job. There are a lot of minute details to be fully aware of and then techniques and tricks you will learn over a period of time that will come along with the experience.
As a cat groomer in Charlotte I get asked a lot of questions
Cats are known for their independence including their self-grooming abilities but at the same time if you want to give your cat the best of treatments and avoid hassles of shedding and an infection, grooming the cat is important, paying attention to their eyes, ears and coat. The key to grooming your cat well, whether it is of a mixed breed or a purebred, lies in the cat’s coat length. If very short then it needs very little grooming, the longer it gets, more often the grooming and bathing is required. As for the eyes and ears, tender care is a must especially while using medication to clean the eyes with cotton, and ears with a swab. Cutting their nails can be a task if the cat isn’t used to being caught down and paws being squished out but once you get the hang of knowing where the nail bed beings it is easy to snip out the sharp tip only. Bathing cats is my specialty as they require a lot of calming down; they can be really fidgety as 99% of them despise water, but shampooing and then cleansing is considerably easy. The most fun in all the grooming is using a blow dryer and the self contained drying system. to dry the wet coat, some cats especially kittens look like little fur balls when their fur spikes up.
I usually let the cats familiarize themselves with me before attempting to groom them. A little play time gets me adjusted to their moods as well, once I work my ‘whisperer’ charm, I begin with the cat grooming, which can be done in about an hour. A cat turning from fluffy to scruffy doesn’t take and long and I love turning them vice versa. Cat grooming which began merely as a fun pass time, turned into a full time passion. Now you know why I became a cat groomer in Charlotte.
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