6 reasons why you should take your cat to the grommer from the start: it can make a huge difference to her quality of life

Hangai Lilla

2023. April 25 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary

Despite their best intentions, most cat owners never think about taking their cat to a groomer. They probably think that since their pets spend hours a day grooming themselves, there's no need for it. However, experience shows otherwise. Especially in the case of long-haired and old cats.


A well-groomed kitty does not only include clean fur. A groomer provides full care, which includes bathing, drying, combing, claw trimming, ear and eye cleaning, and fur trimming (shearing). And the operations are carried out by the hands of a person who probably has years of experience in the subject, so the process is quick and safe.

1. The hairball question

As you probably know, cats swallow quite a lot of hair during self-grooming, which later, if everything goes well, they cough up in the form of hairballs. But especially for cats with long and thick hair, can cause deposits. Regular care performed by a specialist also reduces the risk of this.

2. Clean hair, clean skin

Cats are extremely clean creatures, so a spotless body and environment are extremely important to them. A healthy coat is shiny, smooth and the skin underneath is also clean. With regular bathing and hair care, the cat will not only be clean, but its skin will also remain healthy. In this way, the extremely troublesome skin diseases and dandruff can be avoided.

3. It gets easier and easier

If you regularly go to the groomer from an early age, the process becomes increasingly simple. If a professional performs the steps in a professional environment, you can be sure that the process will be quick and painless, and the kitty will experience as little stress as possible.

And if later for some reason you have to do the routine once in a while, it will be much easier for you.

4. Help for old and sick cats

It is quite natural that aging or sick cats do not have as much desire or strength to keep themselves clean as before. Plus, if dealing with the aches and pains of aging and disease weren’t enough, even cleanliness will be a problem for them.

Tangled fur not only makes your cat look not so pleasant, but it’s also painful. It feels exactly like when a big knot forms in your hair and it starts pulling your scalp.

5. Discovering knots, parasites and wounds

Regular visits to the groomer also allow expert hands to check the health of the cat. Although this does not ransom regular veterinary visits, it does help to detect any lumps, changes or parasites in time.

In the video below you can see a cat being groomed:

6. Support and complement the shedding process

Even the most ardent cat lovers will admit that cat hair can get on your brain during shedding. The groomer thoroughly combs the hair with special brushes, thus getting rid of so many more in one go that you might not even be able to remove from your pet in a week.

Of course, this does not mean that it replaces combing at home, it can simply be a huge help, especially when caring for long-haired breeds.

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