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Price 
Location 
Age of Cat 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 20
Feb 2008
Phoenix, AZ
domestic long hair
1
Bath, nails trimmed and blow dry  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
louisville, ky
mixed shorthair, mixed longhair
4
Incomplete grooming at full charge  more... close row
$ 40
Jun 2007
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
$ 75
Mar 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Long-haired American mixed breed
12
Lions cut for a long-haired cat  more... close row

Description of service

Our 12-year old cat is very large, and has very long hair. We've noticed she has a hard time cleaning her posterior, so the hair gets matted quickly, no matter how often we brush it. Once we started taking her in for the "lion's cut" at a local groomer, we noticed she really liked the way it felt once we got her home. She would seem more comfortable and at ease, and even more social. So we started taking her in on a bi-annual basis for them. The service would include a bath (no flea dip), and a lion's cut where hair would only be left on her head, a little on her paws, and a puff at the end of her tail. Once she was dropped off, she would be ready in approximately three hours. We did this again in March, only the service took approximately five hours, presumably because it was a Saturday and the groomer was very busy.


Review of Service

The service we received was good, but the prices have gone up quite a bit. This time, he threw in the "nail clip" complimentary, presumably because the cost of this lion's cut is about $20 more than it was last time we went. This particular time, the groomer did a good job in giving her a close and even shave, and removing as much hair as possible.


Tips

For a lion's cut, I recommend calling around and finding out which place does this most frequently. One place we considered was a good local reputable groomer, but the person who did cat grooming admitted than in ten years she had only done a handful of lion's cuts. It's best to go with someone experienced. Also, it's important to know what your cat will tolerate. This cat who gets the cut will whine a bit, but she tolerates it fairly well and is always happier when we get home, but we have another cat who would absolutely freak out and not tolerate any of it, including the bath.


$ 25
Nov 2006
Houston, TX
American Shorthair
11
Older cat needed sedatives  more... close row
$ 70
Nov 2007
Las Vegas, NV
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
Nov 2007
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