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Deborah Hansen

Cats & Dryers: The Dreaded Combination

Cats & Dryers: The Dreaded Combination

Dryers are a tool we use to push out more dead coat and dandruff than we could get out in the bath or with brushing. Drying also allows us to minimize the physical demand on our bodies and decrease our grooming time all while making Fluffy look fluffy.

Stud Tail in Felines Not Just for Studs

Stud Tail in Felines Not Just for Studs

Cats love their tails! Tails convey a cat’s personality and are used for communication and balance. Most cats are very particular when it comes to human intervention with their tails. As groomers, we want to get those tails fluffy and clean for the humans who love them.

Claws Out: How Overgrowth of Keratin Leads to Cat Claw Problems

Claws Out: How Overgrowth of Keratin Leads to Cat Claw Problems

While some fear the feline claw as a dangerous weapon, others admire the beauty and functionality embedded at the base of the cat paw. The extension of the skeletal system allows cats to mark their territory, kill prey and gently get the attention of the ones they love.

Feline Hyperthyroidism: The Alarming Facts

Feline Hyperthyroidism: The Alarming Facts

I will be the first to admit that I thought my clients were being neurotic or the vets in my area were over diagnosing hyperthyroidism. Almost every cat I groom seems to have a hyperthyroidism diagnosis.

Necessary Cat Grooming Tools: Physical & Mental

Necessary Cat Grooming Tools: Physical & Mental

Who does not LOVE to buy new tools? Especially when you are at a trade show where you can try everything out! As a former elementary educator who learned how to groom cats as a “bucket list” item and turned my cat grooming education into a successful house call business, my tool list is very minimal.

Help Clients Reduce Allergies to Cats

Help Clients Reduce Allergies to Cats

Cats and allergies—we hear it all the time. Almost everyone seems to be allergic to cats. As groomers, we can and do help humans who have chronic or sudden allergies to their cats.

To Scruff or Not to Scruff

To Scruff or Not to Scruff

There is a lot to say on the topic of scruffing. As a house call groomer who caters to clients who love their cats more than life itself, if I scruffed in my daily work I would not have any clients. My clients made me find alternate ways to control cats.

hissy fit

Hissy Fits & How to Profit from Them

Growling and hissing after a groom happens quite often in multiple cat households. Since the feline’s strongest sense is smell, anytime one cat smells different, the other cats in the home won’t “recognize” her.

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