At Home Grooming Information
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Cat Grooming without sedation is a premium and exclusive service that Lexie provides.
Lexie uses her experience and knowledge from workshops, seminars, and courses to groom your cat with no stress, no dogs*, and no sedation!
Cat Grooming is COMPLETELY different from Dog Grooming and therefore it should be not treated the same, I am not just a dog and cat groomer, I am studying to become a Certified Master Cat Groomer. Cats are very different, they need to be handled and groomed differently, doing so can increase your cats stress causing a bad experience.
No Sedation. I use aromatherapy and technique to complete the grooming process.
I can groom 95% of cats without sedation! www.facebook.com/lexiesgrooming
I have you STAY for the whole first groom to see exactly how your cat is being handled and groomed, showing you how to comb your cat, what to use and how to prevent hair and skin issue, and answer any questions you may have.
Lexie Blowdrying a cat
High velocity drying lets me see every cm of the skin, remove loose undercoat and dandruff and dry perfectly. Most cats prefer this to the hand dryer you use at home due to the high strength and less of a hissing sound. Brush-outs are more thorough and last longer with a bath and blow-dry, removal of excess undercoat, and oils help the undercoat come out. There is nothing like a clean cat freshly brushed or clipped cat, after one bath and dry everyone rebooks regularly as your cat is soft like kitten and huggable and it's a nice change.
Clipping of coat (lion clip)
Sanitary and underarm clipping,
Bathing and blowdrying with Cat Shampoo Nail Clipping
Nail Cap applications
Creative Grooming when asked for
I will help you prevent mats, pelting, shedding of coat, allergies and parasites.
Recommended by all Vets who know about me
Avoid having your cat sedated for no reason
Call me now about your Cats Grooming needs.
Cat Grooming takes 30 mins to 1 hour.
Cats should be brushed and combed twice weekly. To reduce shedding and knotting your cat should be combed with a metal comb (long hair) or a furminator (short hair), by starting at the back, pushing the hair backwards and combing with the grain, working towards the head. Don't forget the armpits and belly. Comb the belly by picking up the front legs and standing the cat up. Please do not put scissors or clippers to your cat unless shown how to do so by a professinal as you may do more harm then good.
What is professional grooming?
Professional grooming is by a Groomer that specialises in grooming cats. The groomer can tell when and if your cat is stressed and how to calm your cat as much as possible. It is not always possible to finish grooming a cat. Please accept your groomers advice if your cat becomes too stressed.
If your cat starts matting/knotting under the belly and armpits, your cat can get a 'brazilian' which also helps your cat be cool in summer.Cats build up winter coat to protect them from cold in winter, in spring and summer this coat sheds and if not removed will matt/knot or they will shed all year long.If you are finding it hard to keep up with the undercoat, to help reduce dust bunnies in your home, you may get a professional brush-out, lion clip or modified lion clip. Cats can even be clipped in winter due to having double coats.
Your cat may not be removing its own undercoat and oils, due to; excessive oils, excessive undercoat, old age, arthritis, being overweight, or being lazy.I can bath and blow-dry most cats to remove excessive oils and make your cat feel like a kitten again.Please do not put scissors to your cat as they cut easily.
Short Haired- Bath and/or brushout- every 8 weeks to prevent shedding and maintain healthy coat and skin
Long Haired- Brushout and/or Bath- every 4-8 weeks to prevent shedding and matts, reduce the oils and undercoat that are the matts and maintain healthy skin and coat
Long Haired- Clip and/or bath- every 8-10 weeks to prevent matting and reduce shedding and allergies.
Remember cats groom themselves by licking and putting saliva all over their coat, and this is why many people are alergic to them. They cannot alone remove the shedding hair and oils.
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How I started Cat Grooming
I started Grooming in 2005 by obtaining a trainee Groomer position. I was Grooming cats with sedation, and dogs for about a year when I got my first cat client that did not get sedation. I could not believe how nice this cat was and how much he enjoyed the whole experience, and the feeling of him smooching me the whole time, I was hooked! I then started asking other cat clients if we could groom their cat without sedation, or at least give it a try. Most cats are absolute angels! They just never got a chance, some, of course are a bit scarey and I learnt very fast to be faster than the cat and that you can never tell a cat what to do, it's their way or the highway! From there I learnt more every cat and started my Grooming parlour form home in 2007. I then become a Qualified Vet Nurse and started grooming without sedation at a Vet which couldn't believe it. I still love cat grooming and am currently studying to become a Certified Master Cat Groomer through the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America. Yes I ave been bitten and scratched but the more I learn, the easier it becomes for me and the cat. I foster cats and love them alot, (I have 5 myself). Many cats need grooming due to shedding hair, matting, hairballs, allergies and odours. Your cat licks itself all over including its bum to keep its coat clean, then sits on your furniture and we get allergies from the saliva. They use the barbs on their tongue to comb the coat and remove grease and undercoat. Most cats need your help to remove it all and if you don't help remove the grease by bathing and combing, matts form. Cats get their wintercoat during the cold months, and if not all removed in summer, when the next wintercoat comes in they shed all year around instead of just the hot months. I can help! I love what I do and wouldnt do anything else!