Miss Kitty's Bath House is a special place just for kitties. Grooming cats takes special care and at Miss Kitty's Bath House your cat will get full-service spa services without having to worry about barking dogs. This is an environment that is a low-stress as possible to ensure a grooming experience like none other. We only use the most natural haircare products available to avoid problems from harsh chemicals that are found in many cat grooming products on the market. Complete with Classical music to further enhance your cat's grooming experience.
We do not perform services on any cat that has been sedated either by pill or from your veterinarian. If your cat is aggressive, we still may be able to help you. Our less-stress methods allow us to handle cats that others have not been able to. Sometimes a grooming session may need to be completed in multiple sessions on different days. We are always willing to try. Also, we do not do any grooming for cats that have been to the vet or vaccinated less than 24 hours prior to your grooming appointment. This is because going to the vet or getting vaccinations can be a very stressful event for a cat and this results in a cat that is already too stressed to handle a grooming session. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation.
Baths - complete with skin and coat conditioning as well as natural deshedding
Sanitary Trims - belly and sanitary areas
Full Haircuts - for long hair cats only (kitten clips, lion cuts)
Mat Removal - Starting at $20 additional
Tear Stain Treatments
Soft Paw Nail Caps - several colors to choose from (lasts 3-6 weeks)
Flea Treatments - all natural flea dips, monthly flea drops
We strive to provide a low-stress and calm grooming environment. In order for this to remain possible, accurate scheduling is a must. For this reason, we request that you read the following time requirements for your grooming appointment.
Late for your Reservation
If you are more than 15 minutes late for your grooming appointment, your reservation will be cancelled so that another client on the waiting list can be contacted to fill your time slot. If you are more than 15 minutes late and we are still able to accommodate you, a walk-in fee of $15 will be applied.
Early drop offs are not permitted or recommended for cats due to a cats quick ability to become very streesed in changes in environment.
Grooming appointment typically take between 2-3 hours. Once the grooming is complete, you will need to pick up within 45 mins. The less stress for your kitty the better!
Special Handling Fees
Certain cats may require a special handling fee:
Shaving & Haircuts
WHY YOU DON’T SHAVE A CAT UNLESS MEDIACALLY NECESSARY
Summer arrives in a blaze of heat and sun, and most of us shed clothes until we're down to shorts or swimsuits. If less is more for us when temperatures spike, shouldn't it be good for our cats, too? Though it may seem like a no-brainer to shave your cat when summer comes, does it really keep cats cooler?
Generally, most experts recommend against shaving most pets, though there are exceptions. Veterinarians often advise against shaving cats and dogs for a simple reason: Your pet's hair isn't like yours.
Shaving Cats for Summer: Should You?
A cat's coat is designed by nature to keep it cool during the summer and warm in the winter. By shaving your cat you usually interfere with this built-in temperature regulation.
Cats, in particular, are very good at regulating body temperature and "really get no benefit from being shaved," says Mark J. Stickney, DVM, clinical associate professor and director of general surgery services at Texas A&M University's veterinary medical teaching hospital. Because cats are "so much smaller relative to their exposed surface area, they're just better at getting rid of extra body heat," Stickney tells WebMD. Cats are also almost always more mobile than dogs, so they can simply move to a shadier spot when temperatures rise.
We are never in favor of shaving a cat's fur unless there's a medical reason to do so. Whether a kitty lives indoors all the time or is an indoor-outdoor cat, she needs her coat. It's also extremely stressful for most cats to be shaved, so unless there's a medical reason for it – for example the cat can no longer groom herself because she's matted (which can be painful), or she can't keep her privates clean – we don't recommend routinely shaving her.
Problems Caused by Shaving a Cat
1. More Shedding – The cat’s coat will respond to shaving by an emergency response to replace the missing fur. This causes an over-growth of hair resulting in much more shedding when the new coat comes in,
2. Increased Risk of Toxins & Allergies – A cat’s skin absorbs external toxins and allergens up to 22% more than people. The paper-thin skin absorbs these a it goes straight into the bloodstream! This is increased without the protective layer of hair that would normal block much of this.
3. Aggression Problems or Behavior Problems – When a cat is shaved, it causes a panic response to the cat and the can result in behavior problems such as aggression, loss of appetite, depression, and inappropriate litterbox habits.
4. Skin Problems – Exposing the cat’s skin to toxins in the environment can result in skin problems. Without the proper length of hair to hold onto the natural body oils, the skin becomes dry which creates an unhealthy situation and itchy skin.
5. Permanent hair loss or regrowth problems – After shaving a coat it can take up to 1 ½ years to recover and sometimes it never fully recovers. The older the cat, the harder it is and more likely to suffer from permanent baldness.