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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do cats have to get groomed?

It’s not crazy to have your cat groomed. Grooming will keep your cat’s fur soft and silky as well as give you early warning about any health concerns. Regular grooming can also help reduce the volume of hair your cat may be shedding and keep your longhair kitty cool if you live in a warm climate. Professionals competently groom your cat and are trained to manage them if they resist being groomed, while you may get scratched doing the same task. The national average price for cat grooming is $50-$70. Pet grooming prices may vary based on the task. For example, a bath and brush for shorthair cats may be $15, $20 for medium-hair cats, and $25 for a longhair. Cat groomers can also keep your cat’s ears cleaned, trim their nails, and provide haircuts if needed. Average prices for haircuts can vary from $30 to $95 or more, depending on whether the cat is shy or aggressive and whether their coat is in good condition, matted, or otherwise difficult to groom.

How much should cat grooming cost?

Keeping your cat groomed is an important part of maintaining their good health. The national average cost for cat grooming ranges between $50 and $70, with prices varying based on where you live and the services you request. Your cat’s temperament can also affect grooming prices. Scratching and hissing during a groomer visit can raise rates an average of $5-$10, or more, as hazard pay. Larger cats and long-haired cats that take longer to groom will also usually cost more. Here are some examples of cat grooming average costs:

  • Shave down or lion cut: $35-$60. These cuts preserve the hair around the face and tip of the tail but shave down the entire body. The lion cut is often recommended for extremely matted hair is exceedingly matted, for extreme heat, or for cats who are suffering from hairballs.
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim: $30.
  • Nail trim: $10-$15.
  • Bath and nail trim: $45.
  • Bath and sanitary trim: $55. A sanitary trim clips the hair on a cat’s behind to prevent fecal matting in longhair cats or cats that have mobility issues.
  • Bath, blow-dry, brush out, nail trim and ear cleaning: $40.
  • Full haircut, bath, and nail trim: $45-$95, depending on matting.

Where can you get your cat groomed?

Cat grooming keeps your cat’s fur tangle-free and clean. Most businesses that offer dog grooming or general pet grooming also offer cat grooming; some businesses even specialize solely in cat grooming. Look for a professional who has training grooming cats or belongs to a professional association such as the National Cat Groomers Institute, because cat grooming techniques can be different than for dogs. Cat grooming can encompass a wide range of services. In addition to haircutting, hair detangling and hairstyling, cat groomers can trim cat nails, clean out your cat’s ears, give flea baths, demat, trim facial fur, bathe and even blow-dry your cat. Health safety and etiquette requires your cat to be in good health and have all their vaccinations before using grooming services.

Reviews for Cambridge cat groomers
Thumbtack Customer
Picked up the cat; groomed the cat; returned the cat. Cat happy. Human happy.
DJ Murray PetsDJ Murray Pets
Francesca T.
Lori saved us! She responded immediately after my cat had a little emergency and desperately needed a bath & groom. My cat hates being groomed and somehow Lori was able to get it done. Will definitely be calling her again next time!
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Ruvani C.
Samy's did such a great job grooming my cat. He looks absolutely adorable in his lion haircut. I will definitely use them again.
Samy's Pets Mobile GroomingSamy's Pets Mobile Grooming
Tua N.
Lori is outstanding. She loves cats. She loves grooming, AND she's good at it. My first impression of her really panned out. Although hers wasn't the lowest bid, as we spoke I felt I was engaging with a professional, and I was right. My beloved cat is a beautiful but traumatized spirit, and he is aggressive and difficult to groom because of years of bad experiences before I adopted him. Lori was very assertive and loving towards him despite this. She had no fear. I recommend her.
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Shruti S.
Lori was great working with me and my cat. The cat was not having it (much of the time) - but Lori balanced handling him strongly with taking breaks so that we could get through grooming without too much trauma. And I can see how comfortable he's been since. Big thanks to Lori for the time to do this well and right with me (rather than him being tortured behind a closed door at a groomer) - and thanks for the flexibility to do this on a Sunday (makes my life much easier!). Brady thanks you too (mid stretch)...
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Patricia E.
Lori is AMAZING! My poor fluffball Boris was FULL of mats and in desperate need of a grooming. I searched and was immediately drawn to Lori's experience and decided to hire her. I cannot say enough good things about her. Scheduling with her was quick and easy. She is precise, creative, and most importantly, PATIENT. My cat gave her a hard time and she never lost her cool and instead kept thinking of new ways/positions to get her work done. She is very friendly and great to chat with, she is very professional and is focused on safely providing quality care that cats deserve. Her work with my kitty took about 45-50 minutes and we were all sweating by the end of it lol but Lori handled my feisty one like a total pro. He is now mat-free and both cat and owner are very very happy with the service received. Lori also gifted my cat a Valentines Day bow and some catnip for him and his siblings which I thought was such a sweet gesture. A pleasure to work with from the beginning till the end. Will be booking her more for regular(hopefully mat free) grooming! Thanks for everything, Lori!
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