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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 Buffalo cat groomers
Thumbtack Customer
Cat groomed. Very happy,cat looks lovely and very happy 😸
Très Chic Pet BoutiqueTrès Chic Pet Boutique
Thumbtack Customer
Megan did a good job with my cat, and the price for the grooming was very reasonable.
Bark Avenue Pet SalonBark Avenue Pet Salon
Sue I.
She was extremely talented. She is groomed both of my cats. One was terribly matted.
Annie's Purple Pet ServicesAnnie's Purple Pet Services
Julia M.
I was very pleased with Fur the Love of Pets and would recommend Rachel to anyone looking to get their pets groomed. We brought in 3 cats and she handled them all very well. My cat hates grooming and gets very aggressive but as you can see in the picture Rachel did a fantastic job shaving her!
Fur the Love of PetsFur the Love of Pets
Andrew L.
Megan was professional and quick, and provided fantastic service. I will be coming back to Bark Avenue to get my cats groomed in the future.
Bark Avenue Pet SalonBark Avenue Pet Salon
Sarah C.
I was nervous taking my cat to anywhere to get her groomed, because she has a few behavioral issues towards dogs and even other cats. However, prior to the appointment, Kim made sure my cat would be comfortable and that there were not any dogs or cats around that would stress her out. I was also impressed with the work Kim and her assistant had done with my cat. They managed to get to the mats near my cat's behind that I had been so afraid to do myself because I thought I might hurt her. I really liked the work that was done, and I intend to take my cat there again.
Kim's Dog GroomingKim's Dog Grooming
Thumbtack Customer
I was extremely pleased with Ms Debbie Sparks and her assistants at the Amherst Boarding Kennel. She responded immediately to my request for cat grooming. She was extremely polite and courteous when we spoke on the phone and we made an appointment for the next day! I also asked about nail trimming for my dog and she responded with "sure, you can bring him in too and we can take care of that also". I took this cat in when a friend could no longer care for her. My friend told me she was taken to Fins, Feathers, and Fur for gromming her extremely long fur. I called them 6 or 7 times to try to make an appointment. They never returned a single voicemail. I am a lover of all animals. I have 5 cats and a dog. When I spoke with Debbie Sparks she was very helpful and informative. She told me about a grooming program they have that covers several grooming sessions and can be used for different animals. I have 2 other long hair cats and will definitely purchase this grooming package in the near future. I would highly recommend the Amherst Boarding Kennel for grooming and in particular Ms. Debbie Sparks and her assistants! They were all super awesome with me and my animals!! Thank you again Debbie!! GREAT JOB!!!
Amherst Boarding Kennel GROOMINGAmherst Boarding Kennel GROOMING
Thumbtack Customer
First time using Bark Avenue Pet Salon, and I am extremely pleased. Had Megan give my cat a Lion's Cut because she was so matted; and she did a wonderful job on her which is no less than a miracle! Our cat hates to be groomed, brushed or shaved. I explained that to Megan and she was willing and able to show our cat a lot of love and patience. She even had me come in on a Sunday with no other cats or dogs there to stress out our cat even more. And to top it off Megan is very kind and pleasant and obviously loves what she does! Reasonably priced and super great experience!!
Bark Avenue Pet SalonBark Avenue Pet Salon
Brigid K.
Annie is AWESOME. I was super nervous about getting my cat groomed for the first time and she made the whole process so easy (for me and my cat!). Super sweet and friendly, and let me be involved in the process so I wasn’t freaking out with nerves! I’m going to recommend her to all of my friends and colleagues. Thanks so much, Annie! You’re the best!
Annie's Purple Pet ServicesAnnie's Purple Pet Services
Michelel M.
Annie was great. Our Ragdoll cat had some difficult mattes and needed them removed. Annie took her time with Fluffy and ended up shaving her matted areas. Then gave her a complete groom and nail trimming. She also showed me what brushes work best on our Ragdoll and also gave us some tricks at trimming our other cats nails. I will be calling Annie for a regular appointment going forward and would highly recommend her.
Annie's Purple Pet ServicesAnnie's Purple Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
The owner Megan was wonderful! Megan is by far the nicest & most patient groomer I have ever dealt with. My cat Salem is older & anxious. Megan put him at ease & was able to do more grooming than I anticipated. She went above & beyond to schedule an appointment time where Salem would be alone. It was nice to have the one on one attention given to with my pet. She was extremely patient. I would highly recommend Bark Avenue. I will definitely be bringing my dog Casey here too!! Thanks Megan!
Bark Avenue Pet SalonBark Avenue Pet Salon
Cyndi L.
I spoke with Megan a couple of times on the phone before scheduling the appointment. She was attentive and listened as I gave her a history of my cat and expressed my concerns. She explained everything that she would be doing and exactly what it entailed, and she gave her recommendation for the specific hair cut for my kitty. Because he tends to be nervous, she scheduled us on Sunday, when there were no other pets at the shop. I accidentally left my purse there when I dropped Toad off and when I came back to get it he was walking around, taking a break, in the middle of his haircut. This spoke volumes to me. She didn't want to manhandle my guy and stress him out so she took her time and gave him breaks to calm back down. My cat looks great and it is obvious he wasn't too stressed while he was there. He doesn't appear to have any nicks on him, which I know occur easily when grooming cats! I'll be honest and say I did check with a few other places before deciding on the Bark Avenue Pet Salon. The reason I ultimately went with them is mostly based on how Megan made me feel on the phone and the value. Other places offered half the services for the same or even more money! Based on the quality of the cut, the professionalism and the attentiveness of Megan, both to myself and Toad, we will absolutely be back! Thank you!!!
Bark Avenue Pet SalonBark Avenue Pet Salon
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