3 Common Myths about Cat Grooming

Before I became a cat groomer, I believed these myths.  Even though I’d worked as a veterinary nurse, shelter manager, emergency rescue tech, kennel staff and more, I believed that . . .

Myth #1

All cats hate baths.

Nope. Luckily for me, since my life’s work is GIVING BATHS TO CATS, most cats are fine with baths. It’s the blow-drying that scares the bejeezus out of them.

Myth #2

Cat groom themselves.

Nope.  After shaving down more than a few matted long-haired, and even matted short-haired cats, I can honestly say that a big bunch of cats never got the memo that they’re supposed to be able to groom themselves.

Myth #3

You don’t need to trim cat claws. They wear them down using scratching posts.

Nope. Using a scratching post sharpens the claws. Sharpening is the opposite of trimming!