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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 Manhattan cat groomers
Irina L.
Professional job. it was the first grooming for our recently adopted cat who had a lot of matted hair. Very patient with our cat who was a bit scared. Nail trimmed and good grooming, very happy with the service.
Castro's Furry Animal EnterpriseCastro's Furry Animal Enterprise
Jessica P.
Thank you so much for coming to my home on a Saturday to help me care for a sick and scared cat. The cat felt so much better after her grooming.
UNSOILED - Travel Pet SpaUNSOILED - Travel Pet Spa
Serene I.
She was GREAT! My cat, who is normally quite anxious - was very calm during the entire grooming experience.
UNSOILED - Travel Pet SpaUNSOILED - Travel Pet Spa
Chris C.
Wynter was great giving my cat his first grooming. She explained everything throughout the process and was clearly experienced. I would recommend her to anyone looking for pet grooming in the NYC area.
Strut Your Stuff Home GroomingStrut Your Stuff Home Grooming
Bushra h.
Adelson is so nice and professional. He did a great job with grooming my Persian cat, Milo. Definitely planning to book him again!
Fluffy Tail Brazilian GroomingFluffy Tail Brazilian Grooming
Sarah M.
Wynter was so gentle with both of my cats & they looked fabulous when she was finished! I highly recommend her for your pet grooming needs!
Strut Your Stuff Home GroomingStrut Your Stuff Home Grooming
Jenny S.
The cat grooming artist was kind and caring. She was professional and very sweet! I'd highly recommend her and give her 5 stars!!! EXCELLENT!!1
GroomitGroomit
Charlotte Z.
Josie was born to work with animals. My senior cat is skitish and usually runs into the closet with strangers. Not with Josie. This was a tough job -- my cat has spinal problems and cannot reach around to groom himself. With many matts, a mega amount of brushing and then a foam cleanser, Josie was meticulous about her work. He looks and feels like a different animal. I cannot recommend her more highly. Thank you Josie
UNSOILED - Travel Pet SpaUNSOILED - Travel Pet Spa
Diana P.
Autumn was super sweet with my cat and groomed him nicely. He was anxious and trying to move around, but she did her best to get him shaved and bathed quickly so that he could go back to his normal routine. She got rid of all the mats he had which I really appreciated. Overall, great service for a great price!
Celestial Paws-please read profileCelestial Paws-please read profile
Savannah D.
I was very nervous about getting my cat groomed because I just adopted him and I wanted him to be as comfortable as possible but E&A Pets were absolutely incredible. They cleaned him up and did a nice fresh cut without taking off too much fur. I didn’t have to worry about assisting myself because they knew what they were doing. And they cleaned up the space afterwards! Will be booking again :)
E&A GroomeryE&A Groomery
Austin M.
True excellence! Josie - was so wonderful, caring and loving towards Marisol from the start. She came in and made sure Marisol was comfortable with her before she began her treatment. From the time I booked my appointment to the moment when Josie finished grooming and caring for Marisol, Josie's quality of care, professionalism and compassion for cats was top notch. I took in Marisol after her mom passed away and she needed a home during Covid. She hadn't had a haircut in a while and her hair was matted. Josie took her time to get all the matted hair taken care of. She also made sure her teeth were ok and cleaned Marisa's ears. I can't say enough great things about Josie and her grooming business. Look no further when needing the best as I highly recommend Josie to anyone who has an animal.
UNSOILED - Travel Pet SpaUNSOILED - Travel Pet Spa
SANAH B.
Horrible customer service! When I didn’t agree on the price for a cat grooming service she started questioning my choice of ‘quantity over quality’ and wished me better luck on ‘cheap groomers’. I happen to have found a great service for a very reasonable price and she was extremely helpful and patient with all my questions. Unlike this person. At first I wasn’t going to leave a review but I was insulted after she told me that it’s my fault that I don’t ‘maintain’ my cats and therefore require a shave and after I told her about my allergy she said that’s not her problem - I’m sorry it is your problem if I am looking at potentially using your service and that would help me resolve my problems. You are on this app to spread the word positively, professionally and most of all with respect, not insulting potential customers!
Strut Your Stuff Home GroomingStrut Your Stuff Home Grooming
Barbara Y.
they didn't show up and wrote me that they were going to call and reschedule and they never did. They said they texted me on the night before the appointment to confirm but they didn't have my cellphone number. they said they called my landline and left a message and i was home all the time and they didn't call. also when we made the appointment at the very end they said the groomer is learning english. don't have anything against people who don't speak English and I more than welcome immigrants. IF someone is grooming my precious cat, I need to be able to communicate with them. i don't know what numbers you called and I only use my cellphone to call out in case of an emergency. again I didn't give you my cellphone number and repeatedly gave you my landline which you didn't use. You told me not to worry and you would call at the end of the day. you didn't. why? I was going to pay in cash as I told you so how could I LEAVE A DEPOSIT? I am old but I am with it and YOU BLEW IT.
Inda House GroomingInda House Grooming
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