Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin

Why cat groomers need to be very careful when we shave a cat . . .

Human skin:  0.5 mm to 4.0 mm     *eyelids are 0.5 mm thick

Canine skin:  0.5 mm to 5.0 mm

Feline skin: 0.4 mm to 2.0 mm  

So the thickest part of your cat’s skin is still only 4 times as thick as your eyelid!!

25.4 mm = 1 inch

 

Sources:

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/15332170_Histologic_features_of_normal_canine_and_feline_skin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/skin/skin.shtml

 

 

Reiki is so flakey. Grab a comb and brush instead.

Cat groomers wash, shave or trim, and blow-dry cats. Our goal is comfort and cleanliness. We improve the lives of cats.  Short-term, the cat may not appreciate the attention, to say the least. Cat grooming is physical labor. Groomers can be injured on the job, while slipping on wet floors, lifting a fat pet, being bitten or scratched.

Reiki is faith healing.  Some groomers are drawn to reiki.  I can see why.  Reiki is clean and peaceful. No scratches or bites. No shampoo.  No wet towels.

Owners can gain a sense of peace from watching their pet receive faith healing, aka reiki.  That’s a gift to the owner.  I’m guessing the cat appreciates the attention and affection.

The problem is that the actions that do help an animal aren’t so pretty and peaceful.  Combing and brushing take time and effort.

I say, “Reiki is so flakey. Grab a comb and brush.”