Many people don’t know that Cats need grooming too. While many people think that cats “groom themselves”, it is simply not true. Cats have little barbs on the tongue which pulls out loose hair. They swallow this hair and it gets in the digestive tract. Hairballs are quite dangerous to the throat and the intestines. Professional grooming is not just a luxury – it is quite necessary.
Let’s talk about dander. Do you know what dander actually is? Dander is a combination of a protein called Fel d 1. This comes from the sebaceous glands, the saliva and a cat’s urine. Dander is not the same thing as dandruff. Dander is actually microscopic particles of dried saliva and dead skin. When cats lick themselves they are spreading this Fel d 1 all over their bodies. Wonder why so many people are “allergic” to cats. There lies one answer.
Professional grooming on a regular basis helps to eliminate these issues.
At Riverside Grooming, we’re trained specialists in working with cats. The techniques we use help cats get through the process as soothingly as possible.
Some cats require expert handling. That’s what we do. If your cat is due for nail trimming, brushing, clipping, ear cleaning and bathing, give us a call. While we don’t take appointments, we do request you call a day in advance to make sure one of our Cat Specialists will be available the next day.