questions for cat groomers out there :)
I hope im putting this in the right place....
Anyway, i have a 8month old long haired ragdoll mix? that i have been wantning to get pro groomed.
He does GREAT for baths. But i dont spray him down, the sound freaks him out and he turns into a wild animal. So i just get a small tub, a bucket with warm water, soap and go from there, and he does much better this way.
My 1st question is could i ask the groomers if they could do something like this for his bath? I dont want anyone hurt/stressed.
The next thing is, he has some matts on his belly/close to his arms. i will NOT take scissors to him, im to scared i might cut him open, etc. I have some clippers (whal chromodo) that i use to use on my old cat, with no problems. Well this kitty HATES the sound of them. I have tryed to condition him by turning on the clippers on the other side of the room while giving him treats, but he still jumps in the air and runs/hides! I really would like if he could get at least his belly shaved. I know a few people who have had the same issue with their cats (tryed clipping them, there selves but the cats would freak out with the sound) and they all pointed me to a grooming salon that helped them. I have heard many good things about this salon. I talked to the owner/boss and she said most likely he will calm down once there, and she will have another cat groomer there to hold him, etc.
So my next question, is he "do able"? Will he calm down once i leave him there?
They told me to come in late in the afternoon when theres no more dogs there.
Hes use to other "loud" sounds: the vaccum, my hair dryer, etc.
Any suggestions/info would be great!