Cat Grooming Overview
We have a full line of cat grooming services away from the dogs, including dematting, haircuts, shampooing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.
Yes, we know most cats don’t enjoy getting wet. But bathing a cat in our Santa Rosa shop doesn’t have to be an ordeal, and some (but not all) cats respond to our calm, slow and gentle approach.
If your cat would rather be stuck in a tree than bathed and groomed, please see our Cat Grooming Policy and Recommendations below.
Matting and Cat Shaving
Severely matted cats have a higher risk of having skin abrasions due to the fact that their skin is very thin and it is often hard to decipher the mat from the skin. Removing a heavily matted coat includes risks of nicks, cuts or irritation due to warts, moles or skin folds trapped in the mats. Heavy matting can also trap moisture and urine near the pet’s skin allowing mold, fungus or bacteria to grow, causing skin irritations that existed prior to the grooming process.
After-effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritation or rash and failure of the hair to re-grow. Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn and should be kept out of the sun until the hair grows sufficiently to protect the skin.
Cats spray and scratch nearby surroundings in response to stress and to mark their territory. Many situations can cause your cat to behave this way, including:
- Multi-pet households
- Transition from shelter or breeder
- Moving, or changes to home or furniture
- New people and pets in the home
Comfort Zone® Feliway® Diffuser dispenses a drug-free, odorless vapor that mimics a cat’s natural calming pheromones. This vapor signals to your cat that the area is friendly and safe, reducing your cat’s need to spray and scratch.
If your cat is heavily matted,
please call us at 707-331-3143
Cuts and Baths
Just a Cat Bath
Includes Shampoo, toe nail trim, ear cleaning, brushing
Baths start at $75.00
Cat Bath and Haircut
Includes all bath services and Lion cut or your choice of styling
Bath and haircut start at $85.00
Flea bath – add $15
Flea treatment (Advantage) – add $10
Read more about our flea treatment services.
Please call us at 707-331-3143 to schedule an appointment.
Cat Grooming Policy and Recommendations
If we are unable to complete your pet because of aggressive behavior of the cat, Hair of the Dog Pet Grooming reserves the right to refuse/stop services for such pet(s) at any time before or during the grooming process. In such cases, if you wish to schedule a second appointment, sedation will be required for future visits.
Sedation medicine is available from your veterinarian. In our attempt to complete grooming of an aggressive cat, muzzles may be used if necessary. Muzzling will not harm your pet, and protects both the pet and the groomer. A handling fee for aggressive cats in addition to the regular grooming charge will apply. If the pet should bite, the owner agrees to be responsible for any and all related medical bills, recovery costs, loss of income and equipment damage.
If you have specific questions about our cat grooming services,
please give us a call at 707-331-3143 during business hours.