To Groom or Not to Groom…

So, here’s the thing…I work in a grooming salon now and, occasionally, we get people bringing in their cats for a groom. Usually, they are Persians but today, someone brought in their shorthaired black cat. There was no reason. This cat was young, healthy and had no matting…so why bring her in? I really have no clue.

She was so petrified that she peed when getting her nails trimmed, she pooped while getting a bath and she would not allow any of us to get her out of the kennel. It was a FULLY, TRAUMATIZING experience for her.

So, here’s the thing. If your cat is young, short-haired and grooming themselves regularly, DON’T GET THEM GROOMED! I cannot stress this enough. Cats are very CLEAN animals and, if they aren’t getting matted, are too old to groom themselves or otherwise get super dirty for some reason, there is NO REASON to take them in to get groomed!

This poor cat went through some shit that was 100% unnecessary. I felt terrible for her and so did her groomer. Both of us are what people call “cat whisperers” and this cat was so petrified that she tried to fuck both if us up. Don’t put your cats through traumatizing experiences, just to appease yourselves. Cats are such sensitive creatures and I want your cats to remain happy and healthy…I do not want them thinking that this is a normal thing they have to endure.

If your cat is long-haired and matted, sure, get them groomed. If your cat is old and not grooming themselves, okay, get them groomed. But if you have a healthy, young cat…ler them be. Their coats are there to protect them against cold AND heat. If they don’t HAVE to be shaved down, don’t shave them down!

Okay, that is all.

The Birds and The Bee Pollen

So, I’ve been out of work for a year and so I didn’t have much to say during that time. Apologies.

But now I’m back at work, talking to people about pet nutrition…yes, I’m back in pet food. I work at a grooming salon and dog bakery…it’s okay but I do enjoy helping people with their pet’s health, so that’s what I try to focus on.

Bugsy has had a stuffy and runny nose for as long as we’ve had him. I’ve been giving him lysine but it never seemed to help. I decided to try adding local bee pollen to his raw chicken and, sure enough, it works! I haven’t seen snot in days! I’m so thrilled by this and feel so much better now that he can breathe again.

If you have a pet who seems to have seasonal it environmental allergies, check out your local Whole Foods to see if they carry it. What a tiny miracle! Just add a tiny pollen pellet to the food, every day and you’re good!

Okay, that’s all for now.