FAQs

Below are our frequently asked questions.
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Why do cats need professional grooming, don’t they groom themselves?

While it’s a common belief that cats groom themselves, the reality is that there are numerous aspects of grooming that cats can’t handle on their own

  • Cat Nail Care: Cats cannot trim their own nails, leading to potential issues like ingrown toenails and scratched furniture. A professional cat groomer can regularly trim their nails, avoiding these issues.
  • Cat Flea and Mat Removal: Cats cannot rid themselves of fleas or mats in their fur. Regular professional grooming can ensure these pests are removed and mats are detangled for a healthy, comfortable coat.
  • Cat Ear and Face Cleaning: Cats cannot clean waxy ears or tear stains on their face. Professional grooming services can handle these tasks, keeping your cat’s facial features pristine.
  • Eliminating Unpleasant Residues: Cats can’t effectively clean gunked-up poop under their tails. Professional groomers ensure this is taken care of, resulting in a cleaner, more hygienic cat.
  • Managing Dandruff: Cats cannot remove dandruff from their coat. Regular grooming can significantly reduce or eliminate this problem, promoting healthier skin and a shinier coat.
  • Addressing Excessive Shedding: Cats shed significantly, especially short-haired breeds. Regular professional grooming, including bath and blow-dry, can drastically reduce shedding.
  • Preventing Digestive Issues: When cats lick themselves, they ingest their own hair, leading to hairballs and digestion issues. Regular professional baths can help reduce this problem and potentially save on high vet bills.
  • Reducing Allergies: Regular cat baths can reduce allergens and help individuals with allergies, making it more comfortable to interact with your cat.
  • Early Detection of Health Issues: Certified cat groomers are often the first to notice any skin or other health issues. We handle cats very closely, and our trained eyes can spot potential problems early.

By entrusting your cat’s grooming needs to a professional, you’re investing in their overall health, comfort, and well-being.

Is it worth taking a cat to a groomer? What are cat grooming benefits?

Professional cat grooming services is not just about maintaining a pet’s appearance, it’s also about ensuring their overall health and well-being. Here are some significant benefits your and your feline friend can enjoy with professional cat grooming services:

  • Prevent health issues: regular grooming helps to prevent common health problems like digestion issues, hairballs and itchy skin. A clean, professionally groomed cat is a healthier cat!
  • Enhanced cleanliness: no more greasy, dirty or smelly cat bottoms. My thorough grooming routine ensures your cat stays clean and smells fresh.
  • Allergy control: cat bath reduces Fel d1 protein in your cat’s saliva, a common cause of allergies in people. Enjoy an allergy-free environment with your feline friend.
  • Parasite and flea control in cats: professional cat grooming plays a pivotal role in removing parasites like fleas, keeping your cat healthy and pest-free.
  • Minimize cat hair shedding: regular cat grooming drastically reduces shedding, leaving your clothes, furniture and home free of cat hair.
  • Detangling and mat removal: say goodbye to tangles, mats and pelts. Regular cat Grooming ensures your cat’s coat stays smooth and manageable.
  • Cat facial grooming: Keep your cat’s face looking its best with no more waxy ears and tear stains.
  • Cat nail care: let me handle shart or ingrow cat nails. Regular nail trims are part of my comprehensive grooming process, ensuring your cat’s claws stay healthy and safe.
  • Improved coat health: get ready to see your cat sporting a luxurious, shiny and squeaky-clean coat. Regular grooming promotes healthy skin and a gleaming coat, leaving your cat looking and feeling their best.

Do short hair cats need to be brushed and bathed?

Yes, absolutely! Professional grooming isn’t just for long-haired cats; it’s equally essential for short-haired cats. Despite a common misconception, most short-haired cats are heavy shedders, often shedding more hair than their long-haired counterparts. This is where professional cat grooming services come into play.

Regular grooming, including baths and blow-dries, is a crucial part of maintaining your short-haired cat’s health and hygiene. This comprehensive grooming routine effectively eliminates dead, excess hair from your cat’s coat, drastically reducing shedding in your home.

How much does cat grooming cost?

You can find our services and some base prices HERE. To give you an exact price and advice on the best grooming package for your cat, we need to assess your kitty in person.

We offer lower rates for regular customers.

How often do you need to groom a cat?

Most cats benefit from professional grooming services every 4-8 weeks, while some can comfortably go up to 12 weeks between grooming sessions. The frequency depends on various factors related to your feline friend.

Factors that influence grooming frequency include:

Your Cat’s Age: Younger cats and kittens may require less frequent grooming compared to older cats.

Health: Cats with health issues might benefit from more frequent grooming.

Hair and Coat Type: Cats with long, dense, or easily matted fur often require more regular grooming than those with short or sparse coats.

Coat Colour: Certain coat colours gets greasy and dirty more easily, necessitating more frequent grooming.

Length and Other Factors: Factors such as your cat’s breed, lifestyle, level of activity, and exposure to the outdoors can also impact the frequency of grooming.

At our professional cat grooming salon, we tailor our services to meet your cat’s specific needs. Once we assess your cat, we can advise on the optimal frequency of grooming sessions to keep them looking and feeling their best. Contact us today to book your cat’s grooming appointment and receive personalized advice on the best grooming schedule for your pet.

How long is the grooming appointment?

Usually it is 2 hours. However, if your cat’s coat is pelted or matted it might take longer; regular grooming appointments usually take less time.

Is grooming stressful for cats?

Regular grooming appointments mean your cat can get used to the process and even learn to love it. Regular professional grooming can significantly prevent discomfort and health issues associated with neglecting grooming routines.
By maintaining a consistent grooming schedule, your cat will stay clean, comfortable, and happy. You’ll also avoid the occurrence of mats or pelts, ensuring a healthier coat and a happier cat.

Understanding Matting and Pelting

“What are mats and pelts in cats?” Cats have naturally very oily skin and hair, which requires regular baths and specialized grooming products to keep clean. As your cat sheds its fur, without proper grooming, this hair can stick together due to the natural oils, forming tangles. These tangles, if unnoticed or not promptly removed, can grow into larger knots known as mats. If these mats are not taken care of, they can spread across the cat’s body, resulting in a condition known as pelting.

Matting and pelting in cats can cause severe discomfort, pain, skin irritation, infections, and in extreme cases, even death. If a cat develops large mats or a pelt, the only effective way to remove it is to shave the cat’s coat. However, depending on the cat’s health, temperament, age, and other factors, shaving may need to be performed under a vet’s supervision to ensure it’s done safely.

Regular professional grooming appointments are a proactive measure to avoid matting and pelting in your feline friend. Professional grooming significantly reduces shedding and helps keep your cat’s skin and coat clean, healthy, and mat-free.

How long does it take for a cat to grow hair back after a shave?

Generally, a cat’s fur will start to grow back within 2-3 months. However, full regrowth can take up to 18 months, depending on several factors (some are mentioned below):

Type of Hair: The type of fur your cat has plays a significant role in determining how quickly it grows back. Certain breeds’ hair grows faster than others due to genetic differences.

Hair Growth Stage: The stage of hair growth at which your cat was shaved can impact the regrowth rate. Hair growth in cats occurs in cycles, and if the hair was in a resting stage when shaved, it might take longer to begin growing again.

Season: Cats naturally shed and grow their coats in response to changes in daylight, meaning the time of year when your cat is shaved can affect how quickly its fur regrows.

Health Issues: Underlying health issues can slow down the hair regrowth process. For example, certain skin conditions or systemic diseases can affect the speed and quality of hair regrowth.

Do you groom feisty kittens? Other salons turned my cat away.

Most of the time, yes we can. We will be able to confirm after in person assessment if your cat can be safely handled.

Do you sedate cats to groom them?

Never. If your cat cannot be safely handled and needs sedation, we would recommend you take them to a veterinarian.

Do cats need baths?

Is it true that all cats hate water? Contrary to popular belief, not all cats despise water. Many felines can indeed adapt well to the bathing process, especially when introduced to it gradually and gently.

At World of MEOW, we employ specialized techniques to familiarize your cat with the bathing process. We take our time and ensure each session is a calm, positive experience for your feline friend. Our goal is to make bathing a regular and comfortable part of your cat’s grooming routine, instead of a stressful ordeal.

Our approach is tried and tested. Numerous cat owners report back to us about their content, relaxed cats following a day at our spa. They note significant improvements in their cats’ comfort during bathing and overall satisfaction post-grooming.

So, don’t let the myth that ‘cats hate water’ keep your pet from the numerous benefits of professional grooming.

My cat hates water, can you do a dry bath?

It’s important to understand the limitations of dry bathing. Dry shampoo does not effectively clean your cat’s coat. It doesn’t remove dirt, natural oils, dandruff, or fleas. Essentially, it’s a fragranced spray that may make your cat smell nice but does little to maintain its coat health.

Can a dog groomer groom a cat?

It’s important to acknowledge that dogs and cats are different in many ways, and this extends to their grooming needs as well. 

The techniques, tools, and products used for grooming dogs are not suitable or safe for use on cats. Many dog groomers may not be comfortable grooming cats because of the unique challenges and risks involved if they’re not properly trained in handling cats. Inexperienced handling can be stressful and potentially dangerous for both the cat and the groomer.

This is why choosing a groomer with a recognized qualification specifically in cat grooming is critical. As a Certified Feline Master Groomer, I am trained in safe and effective techniques specifically designed for cats. My expertise and experience ensure that grooming is a safe and stress-free experience for your cat.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept cash, paypal and bank transfers.