Difficult & Old Cats

Old Cats need to be approached with caution and time must be taken so as not to over stress them.  Their skin has become wrinkly and loose in old age and therefore much more difficult to clip.

Sometimes it is better to groom an old cat in two sessions rather than one.

Difficult cats are sometimes easier to do than other cats, a difficult cat is often a fearful cat, once the fear has been overcome the cat becomes relaxed and quite easy to groom.

Very angry cats can be done by using a couple of saftey measures which ensures the cat will have difficulty in attacking the Groomer!

Cats are more difficult to groom than dogs, they only want to be handled on their terms and therefore restraining them for long periods is highly stressful for the cat.  99 times out of a 100 the most difficult cat can be groomed – very rarely is there a cat that can not be groomed, but it does happen from time to time.

We Specialise in difficult and Old Cats

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  • Dear Katherine, Many thanks for your kindness, advice and expertise when grooming Sami on Friday. I have taken your sound advice regarding the raw rabbit diet and have sent for a sample/ taster pack to see how my cats get on with it. A comb is on order, which along with a more relaxed approach and your tips on technique will make grooming a more pleasant experience for Sami and Cocoa. Thank you again. .

    Sally Carbery
  • Hi Katherine,

    I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you. You visited our home for the first time yesterday and it was a pleasure to meet you. Your cat knowledge is truly extensive and your advice invaluable. It is obvious you genuinely ‘care’ about the welfare of the animals you visit.

    I feel the mobile service you offer to clients is fantastic. Our feisty 7 year old Maine Coone, was like a little lamb in your arms! Totally amazing. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your services and look forward to seeing you again later in the year.

    Honora Farley
  • Hi Katherine,

    Thank you so much for clipping all those nasty mats from Pebbles. She is a really timid rescue cat but you managed to keep her, and me, as calm as was possible in the situation.

    She is racing around the garden very happily now that she can move freely.

    I am going to add your website on my facebook page to recommend you to anyone else whose cat has a problem.

    Thank you also for the advice re feeding fresh food and food without additives. I will be ordering some today.

    I wish I had found you years ago! Many thanks

    Keiran and Pebbles