Gentle Cat Grooming in Singapore
Cats do need grooming and baths. There are many reasons for this:
1. Long hair cats shed a lot and are prone to matting. The hair also traps dust and moisture.We bathe the cats and remove the excess fur to prevent matting.Matts are painful for the cats!
2. Long hair cats do get overheated sometimes. We have many customers who reported that their cats are so much more active after getting shaved.
3. When the cat is too dirty, self grooming by the cat will only spread the dirt and dander around. A thorough bath and dry session helps tremendously.
Cat's ears need cleaning once a week to remove the wax.If your cat like to scratch his ears excessively, there might be infection or mites. Regular thorough cleaning helps to prevent this.
Below are some examples of cats haircut. The most popular cut is to leave 1 cm of fur on the body or to shave bald (leave about 0.3cm fur on the body).
We have seen many pet owners using pet wipes from the famous $2 shop or even at other mega chain stores selling them at about $10. Whatever the prices are, these products SHOULD BE BANNED as they cause more harm than good.
The ingredients of a pet wipes are usually a petrochemical solvent and a cloth. Most often they use Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and/or Ethanol. Yes, both ingredients can kill some bacteria and is therefore cleverly marketed as "anti-bacterial". But... They also wreak havoc on the hair and the skin of the pets the same way they kill the cells of the micro-organisms
We have advised many pet owners to stay away from pet wipes and wet wipes. And the results when they come back for their subsequent grooming have clearly demonstrated improvements in the skin condition and hair texture.
We refuse to sell wet wipes/pet wipes.
One common problem doggies have is brown staining around their mouth. With proper hygiene and regular grooming, you can say bye bye to brown muzzle!
See Benjo's transformation below. From ugly brown stain to gorgeous white smile 😄
Love it when customers take a minute to tell us how happy they are with the grooming 😄
There are nothing as satisfying as hearing the pawrents exclaiming with happiness how cute their dogs are after grooming!!
When the dogs look good and are clean, pawrents naturally pay attention to them more which the dogs love. Win win results 😊
Baby the white poodle had teary eyes and redness underneath the eyes when she first come for grooming in July.
Mommy has been using Silky shampoo regularly and when she came for grooming yesterday, the area was dry and no redness!
One tip that helps with teary eyes is to clean the eyes with dry tissue, not wet tissue! Wet tissue irritates the eyes further as there many chemical inside.
Silky shampoo works as it has no harsh chemicals to irritate the eyes. The harsh chemicals in other shampoos irritate eyes and cause tearing. This in turn cause redness and feed yeast in the hair which turns brown in some cases. Google sodium laureth sulfate, paraben etc to see how irritating these common chemicals are.
This schnauzer had the common red hotspots caused by harsh chemicals in previous shampoo. We introduced Silky to the owner on National Day (9th Aug). 4 weeks later, the schnauzer came back for grooming and the hotspots were all gone!
Baby the shihtzu came to the grooming salon with rough, dry hair. After grooming, Mom couldn't believe how soft her hair became! Baby has been using vet medicated shampoo which is very very harsh and drying. Silky shampoo has no harsh chemicals at all and gentle to the skin. We have many testimonials of dogs who stop itching because of Silky shampoo. No more biting and scratching 👍
Not surprisingly, mom brought home a Silky conditioning shampoo for Baby 😄
One most headache inducing problem pawrents face is tick infestation. Ticks may come back again and again even after using preventative medicine such as Frontline and Revolution.
Ticks have a life cycle of 20 days, it is important to wait it out to make sure all the young and adult ticks are all killed. If 1 brand of oinment does not work, try another. Ticks may hide in the house too.
Check dogs for ticks immediately after taking a walk. Ticks love fo hide in the grass.
In our grooming salon, we check all dogs for ticks prior to grooming and groom dogs with ticks separately to ensure that our shop is free of flea and ticks.
This has served us well and our shop is free of flea and ticks.
Many schnauzers' pawrents do not know that they can choose different styles for their furkids, not just the usual schnauzer style.