Since cats generally groom themselves, most cat owners don’t think that they require a grooming appointment, and then if and when they do it is usually not until the cat is an adult. Adult cats who are not used to being bathed, dried and/or clipped are generally very apprehensive and not afraid to defend themselves. Many groomers do not groom cats because they are more difficult to groom. Additionally, their skin is much more susceptible to accidental nicks and cuts. Excessive matting adds to the risk of injury. And a bite from a cat is much more serious than a bite from a dog.
So why does Dr. Pete’s Groom + Care Mobile Pet grooming groom cats? Simply put, some cats need grooming. Sometimes they need to be groomed because the owner can’t stand the shedding anymore or maybe someone in the household is allergic and wants to minimize dander. But often, owners call because their cat has become very matted. Cats who are de-clawed, overweight or elderly may not be able to properly manage their coat without help from humans. Even cats who do not fit in these categories can get severely matted. So, there are cats in need of grooming and their owners are faced with limited options.
Some grooming shops will groom cats, but the cats are generally kenneled and or groomed near dogs. The smells, sounds, chaos can cause tremendous stress on the cat, even one who lives with a dog. The alternative is taking your cat to the vet. This can be very costly, especially if the cat is sedated for the groom, and often requires your cat to stay all day.