Did you know that grooming is an important part of maintaining the coat and skin health of your cat? To check on available cat grooming services at PetsWay, please call one of our professional pet groomers at our S. Glenstone, E Sunshine or W. Kearney locations in Springfield. While we will make every reasonable accommodation for walk-ins, we strongly encourage scheduling your cat grooming appointment in advance. Contact the location closest to you to schedule an appointment today.
Please note that all cats must be current on rabies vaccinations when using PetsWay grooming services.
Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you maintain your cat’s health. We offer all of these essential cat grooming services at an affordable price:
- Trimming hair
- Trimming nails
- Single-dose Capstar tablet for fleas
- Teeth brushing
- Anal gland cleaning
When to Groom Your Cat
By nature, cats are extremely meticulous about cleaning and grooming themselves. And for the most part, your cat can take care of him or herself very well. However, there are times when he or she may need a little help. The required frequency of cat grooming depends on several factors, including the following:
- Coat length and type
- Self-grooming behavior
- Activity level
- Overall health
Indoor cats, fastidious groomers, cats with short coats, and healthy cats require less grooming than outdoor cats, long-haired cats, and cats in poor health. However, scheduling a professional cleaning is appropriate whenever you want your feline friend to be clean and smell fresh. It can also be beneficial to bathe and groom your cat when he or she contracts fleas or needs a proper dematting. A routine trip to the groomer can help keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.
Benefits of Professional Cat Grooming
Regular grooming prevents matted fur, keeps cats’ coats healthy, reduces shedding, and helps you keep an eye on your pet’s health. Every cat has different tolerance levels for grooming procedures. If your cat becomes highly agitated or aggressive when you try to groom or bathe him or her, it might be time to schedule an appointment at Petsway.
Healthy Skin and Coat
Excessive bathing can dull your cat’s coat and cause dry, flaky, and sometimes itchy skin. At Petsway, we use gentle products specially formulated for your cat’s sensitive skin and coat. The process of scrubbing, blow drying, and brushing removes dead skin and excess hair, allowing your cat’s skin to breathe and continue to produce new, healthy hair.
Sometimes cats have ailments that can be spotted through a simple physical examination. With regularly scheduled visits, our groomers might be able to detect skin issues like wounds, fleas, ticks, lumps, rashes, weight loss, ingrown toenails, and ear infections. If we spot something unusual or concerning, we will let you know after the appointment.
In addition, our PetsWay groomers can give your pet a single dose of Capstar to help kill fleas before grooming. Ask one of our groomers about Capstar for more information.
A lot of your cat’s excess hair is removed in the blow drying and brushing phases of grooming, which means less hair around your home and on your furniture. Regular appointments coupled with daily brushing can help reduce shedding and hairballs.
Trust the Pros at Petsway
We believe pet grooming is serious business – that’s why our customers trust us to bathe, brush, and trim the nails of their cats. We also offer a variety of food and supplies fit for your feline. Drop by any of our PetsWay locations and see for yourself! We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.