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Benefits of Taking Your Cat to the Groomer

May 1, 2020

Cats are very clean, which is one reason they’re such great pets. Fluffy will diligently groom herself every day to keep that pretty fur soft and shiny. However, that doesn’t mean she can’t use a helping hand. In fact, taking your furball to the bet can be quite useful! A Des Moines, IA vet lists some benefits of professional cat grooming below.

Nail Trims

Is your feline buddy scratching up your sofa? Why not add a pawdicure to your kitty’s appointment? This is a painless (for Fluffy) and temporary way to protect you and your things from those sharp little claws.

Dental Care

Dental care is just as important for pets as it is for people. However, it isn’t always easy brushing Fluffy’s teeth. Let a professional do it for you!

Health Inspection

A trip to the salon should never replace Fluffy’s regular veterinary appointments. However, many professional groomers are quick to spot signs of trouble, such as lesions, skin issues, sore spots, and lumps or bumps.


We recommend brushing your kitty every week. That said, taking Fluffy to the salon about once a season will keep her fur looking its best. This is particularly important for long-haired kitties, as they often get mats and tangles.

Senior Care

Older cats can get quite stiff and sore, which can make it hard for them to clean themselves. Many people get nervous about bathing their senior kitties themselves. Professionals can get the job done safely and gently.

One-Stop Shop

If Fluffy’s salon is integrated with an animal hospital, as ours is, you can streamline things by having your furball’s appointment booked along with her beauty treatment.

Cats Hate Water

Have you ever tried to bathe an angry cat? You probably didn’t enjoy the process any more than Fluffy. Professionals are set up for felines, and know how to bathe even the most unwilling kitties. Your furry little diva gets to enjoy having clean, soft fur, and you avoid getting scratched!

Ear Care

Some kitties have ear problems that may require extra attention. If Fluffy has had ear infections, she may benefit from professional cleaning.


We don’t recommend giving cats full-on haircuts. However, some do need the fur around their toes or bottoms trimmed.

Do you want to book an appointment for your cat? Contact us, your Des Moines, IA vet clinic, today!

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