Is house call cat grooming easier for the owner than taking a cat to a salon?

Yes, because . . .

  • you don’t have to bundle up your cat in a carrier and walk or ride to the salon. I come to you, with my equipment.
  • you don’t have to wait several hours to pick up your cat. Grooming usually takes one hour.

No, because . . .

  • grooming entails fur. I do a very quick tidy up, but not a full-scale cleaning. You may need to use a Swiffer mop or vacuum cleaner. You may need to wipe off the counter too. You wouldn’t have to do that if you took your cat to a salon.
  • you need to prepare for the grooming. I ask owners to provide two big towels, clear the kitchen sink and counter, try to keep the cat in an enclosed area before I arrive, and maintain a quiet atmosphere. Children, housekeepers, guests or dogs should not be in the grooming area. If you live in an open space, like a large loft, you may have a hard time creating a quiet atmosphere.

I do house call cat grooming because it’s more relaxing for the cat, not because it’s always easier for the owner. The funny thing is that even if it’s not easier for the owner, it may still feel easier. Why? Owners who choose house call cat grooming don’t feel the stress of wondering if the cat doing well at the grooming salon. Stress is not easy!