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Description
$ 20
Feb 2008
Phoenix, AZ
domestic long hair
1
Bath, nails trimmed and blow dry  more... close row

Description of service

For $20 the cat was given a soap and water bath and had his nails trimmed as part of a package deal. He was towel dried, then had his body blown dry with a hairdryer, and finally was brushed, and subjected to the indignity of a ribbon around the tip of his tail.


Review of Service

The cat in question had been sick for a week with a cold of some sort and had gotten into some black tarry goop that had matted the fur all along his left side. He'd neglected cleaning himself since he got sick, and since he is a long haired cat simply shaving him would have been an insult to his dignity, so we took him to a pet groomer. She looked at the stain and said "sure, I can get that out."

It took her all of 10 seconds to clip all his toenails. That part was over before he had a chance to yowl. Then on went the welder's gloves and in went the cat into the soapy bath the groomer had prepared for him. Yowling ensued, but a clean cat emerged from the bath a few minutes later.

With the clipping, bath, blow dry, application of ribbon, and the watching of the cat destroying said ribbon, the process took maybe 20 minutes. The groomer said we'd caught her at a lull, which was easy to believe since there was the better part of a dozen other pets in kennels, perfectly groomed and ready to be picked up.


Tips

Make sure the groomer knows to trim the nails before giving the cat a bath. Just about every cat, no matter how docile he may otherwise seem, turns into a raging beast when immersed to their whiskers in warm soapy water. Also, if you can, take pictures of the process to amuse your friends after the fact.


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Mar 2008
louisville, ky
mixed shorthair, mixed longhair
4
Incomplete grooming at full charge  more... close row
$ 40
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Augusta, ME
Domestic Long Hair
2
Full grooming for large and cranky cat  more... close row
$ 20
Jan 2008
Tempe, AZ
domestic short hair
5
Great quick grooming for unhappy cat  more... close row
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American Shorthair
11
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Mar 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Long-haired American mixed breed
12
Lions cut for a long-haired cat  more... close row
$ 70
Nov 2007
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Persian
8
Persian cat for cleaning and hair cut  more... close row
$ 15
Feb 2007
Houston, TX
cat
5
Cat grooming at national chain  more... close row
$ 45
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Milford, CT
Persian
4
Gentle cat grooming services  more... close row
$ 45
Feb 2007
Houston, tX
cat
5
Cat bathing in preparation for a cat show  more... close row
$ 30
Feb 2011
Fond du Lac WI
Long hair and short hair any Breed
15
$30 Just Bath,Ear cleaning,Nail Trim,Butt Trim and Anal Glans,Dry and  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2007
Cincinnati, OH
DSH
12
Fur removal, bath, and hot oil treatment   more... close row