A good cat groomer?

staring catJennifer emails:

At the risk of sounding like a crazy cat lady, I need help finding a groomer for my cat. Newborn baby + slightly neglected long haired cat = a total mess. We had a not so good experience with the vet recommended groomer. I appreciate the help!

We know there are a bunch of places for dog grooming. But cat grooming seems like it's probably harder to find. And it's our understanding that cats can sometimes be challenging when it comes to stuff like this. (Let's not even talk about trying to herd them.)

So, anyone have a suggestion for Jennifer and her cat? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: Ask AOA: Veterinarian care for cats?

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I took in a stray cat a while back, called all over town for a groomer (it was pretty urgent), and the only one who was willing to help was the staff at Shaker Vet. I have no idea what the current policy is there. But I was very pleased: they took in a very dirty cat right away. Good luck! Here's SV's #: 458-9669.

I don't know about a cat groomer, but you might want to call Just Cats - it's a cat-only veterinary practice and I bet if anyone knows of a cat groomer, they would probably know!

I believe they are in Guilderland but I'm sure a google search will bring up their info.

I have used two places locally and both are great. First is Jayne Hunt at Healthy Pet Center on Route 4 in North Greenbush (518-796-4904) and East Greenbush Animal Hospital (http://egahvets.com/). You will probably be able to get in with EG Vet sooner, but Jayne is great. I usually get my Persian the "lion cut" which makes him look ridiculous, but keeps him mat free for several months. It's not cheap anywhere, though. It will run you over $50 easily.

Lori at Twenty Toes is great! I hired her a few weeks ago to give my two longhaired cats a short cut for summer. The female cat looks great. The male cat put up a ridiculous fight so she couldn't finish him, but that wasn't her fault.

She'll come to your house, which was a huge selling point for me. My cats HATE riding in the car. Her prices are very reasonable -- she did both of my cats for $73, and I tipped $20 for the trouble with the male cat.

Totally recommend!

Link: http://www.twentytoes.com/

Before and after photo of my female cat: https://twitter.com/pannekoeken/status/351794658361356291/photo/1

We use TLC in Troy for our long haired cats regular haircuts.

I've been taking my long-haired cat (and my dog, recently, too!) to Tara's Pet Salon in Rotterdam. Her prices are extremely reasonable, and my pets always come home very happy and looking great :)

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