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Cat Grooming Services to Pamper Your Little Jungle Hunter

Cats are not known for having a love of water, but after your feline friend has an appointment with one of our local cat groomers in Indiana, they will be glad they took the plunge! Contrary to popular belief cats do not actually clean themselves.  Imagine this; take your arm.  Lick it ten times in the same spot.  Is it clean? Once they discover the magic of our specialty shampoo, water, and expert groomers, they may be persuaded to let the professionals handle things instead of their tongue.

Why Should I Use a Cat Spa?

It really depends on what you believe your kitty needs, but here are some of the reasons we’ve encountered:

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Is Professional Cat Grooming Worth It?

To put it simply, yes!

Our cat groomers are highly trained professionals that will pamper and care for your kitty once they step into our cat boutique or our Smoochie Pooch Mobile Pet Spa can come right to your door. They know how to handle your pet to keep them calm even when wet. Our Cat grooming process gives your cat a deeper clean than they can get on their own. It also helps your cat maintain a healthy, glossy coat to show off proudly while they strut around the house or neighborhood.

Where Can I Find Cat Groomers Near Me?

Cat grooming is currently offered in the Portage, ScherervilleCrown Point, and our Fort Wayne N and Fort Wayne Southwest salons as well as the Smoochie Pooch Mobile Pet Spa in Northwest Indiana.

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All cats receiving a complete groom will have the Lion cut done prior to the bath.  If your cat will not tolerate the bath, they will not receive one.

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Groomers In Fort Wayne

Elli Bultemeier

Nationally-Certified Master Groomer, Certified Pet Esthetician 

Elli has been with Smoochie Pooch of Fort Wayne since January of 2018 and has been grooming for about ten years. She has had dogs her entire life and currently has four dogs, two English Cockers (Tag & Marvel), a standard Poodle (Vincent), and a Shiba Inu (Kuma). When Elli is not grooming, she enjoys playing with her kids and traveling. She also has a passion for photography, owning her own photography business, which keeps her busy when not going to trade shows and competing in grooming competitions. She loves her job with Smoochie Pooch because of the big focus on continuing education and how extremely supportive the company is for the furthering of its groomer’s skills, education, and competitive goals.

Amanda Henry

Master Cat Groomer

Amanda has been grooming for six years and is a recent addition to the Smoochie Pooch family. She has always had pets in her life and currently has two Pitbulls (Drita & Kia) as well as a Siamese (Yon). When Amanda isn’t providing tail wags and smiles with her grooming skills and charm she hangs out with friends, dances, crafts, and is involved in property management.

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Bekah Blaesing

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Bekah has been a part of the Smoochie Pooch team since July of 2019 and has been in the grooming industry for 3 years. Although she loves to pamper and love your pups, she hopes to eventually get a Standard Poodle to pamper and love alongside her two cats Stormy and Clyde. When she is not grooming she loves to go to the lake to kayak and spend time with close friends and family. Bekah’s favorite part about being a groomer is that it is a constant learning experience, and she is always learning something new every day. She values her relationships with her clients and is so grateful to be able to meet new people and build relationships with them. 

Shannon Granzow

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Alisha Gonsiorowski

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Tasha Sunday

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Ashley Young

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Ashley is a recent addition to the Smoochie Pooch of Crown Point family but has been grooming for five years. Even before that, she volunteered and took in animals. Currently Ashley has a grey cat (“Rosie”), a Dutch Shepard (“Bane”), and a standard American Eskimo (“Louise”). Her dog and family time is very important to her, but she also enjoys painting, being a film/horror/musical buff, and traveling. When asked about the favorite part of her job she responded, “My favorite is to meet new old dogs. I can’t resist a white face on an old dog. 

Lauren Hoffar

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Jordan Slusher

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Jordan has been with Smoochie Pooch since June of 2018 but has been grooming for three years. With a passion for animals at a young age, she has been working and volunteering in a humane society since she was fifteen. Along with this, Jordan keeps busy away from Smoochie Pooch by chasing around her toddler and her Golden Doodle (Charlie).

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If you’re attempting some grooming at home, try not to pull or yank too hard and keep the grooming session short. You want to limit stress and avoid grooming becoming a negative experience. Pay attention to your cat’s movements. When they swish their tail and flatten or flick their ears, it’s time to take a break.

Helping cats embrace grooming starts with a proactive approach. Try to build some positive associations with grooming so that your cat doesn’t tense up as soon as the process begins. You can also use herbs such as valerian, hops, and chamomile to soothe your cat into a state of relaxation, making grooming much easier.

A full cat groom at Smoochie Pooch includes a bath, nail trimming, ear cleaning, a brush out and may include a lion cut. The lion cut is done before a bath, however, if your cat will not tolerate a bath, they will not receive one. In addition to a full groom, we also offer a basic groom which does not include a lion cut.

Yes, they do! Doesn’t everyone feel better after they are clean and well kept? Brushing, bathing, trimming, and cleaning help your cat look and feel their best. Regular grooming will make sure they avoid mats and feel most comfortable. At Smoochie Pooch, we’ll make sure your cat gets what they need to support their health and wellness.

Yes, both indoor and outdoor cats should have their nails trimmed regularly. When their nails are left long, they can easily be snagged and caught on soft surfaces which can be painful. In addition, especially as your cat ages, they won’t typically get enough exercise to keep their nails short from scratching alone.

The answer to this often depends on your cat’s personality. Some cats tolerate grooming better when they are sitting on your lap, some cats will sit still for grooming at a particular time of day. Exposure to regular grooming helps your cat get used to the process and will help them learn to be more still in the long run.

Cats do a good job of keeping their coat relatively clean, but their work certainly won’t rid their coat or hair of all debris and won’t help them smell good either. Indoor cats should be bathed at least a few times a year, the frequency may also depend on how well your cat tolerates a bath.

You may notice a change in your cat’s behavior for a day or so after they’re groomed, but it’s likely just them getting used to their new coat or hair. Removing matted or shedding hair can make their skin more sensitive, in a good way, and that can take a bit to get used to.

The average length of a grooming appointment is two to four hours. This can depend on what type of groom your cat is receiving, the condition of their coat, and how many breaks they may need to keep the process as comfortable as possible for them. Your groomer will promptly call you once your cat is ready for pick up.

If you’re concerned, you can ask your veterinarian if there are any issues with shaving your cat. In some cases, elderly cats or cats with an illness should avoid being shaved. If shaving is deemed as the right thing to do for your cat, they will still be able to regulate their temperature and shouldn’t be too cold.