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Cat Grooming

The Art of Cat Grooming:
A Guide to Keeping Your Feline Friend Happy and Healthy

Cats are known for their impeccable grooming habits, spending a significant portion of their day cleaning themselves. However, there are instances when our feline friends need extra help in the grooming department. 

Regular grooming keeps your cat looking its best and plays a crucial role in their overall health and well-being. Grubby Dogs will help you explore the importance of cat grooming, tips for effective grooming, and how to make the experience pleasant for you and your furry companion.

The Importance of Cat Grooming

Grooming is not just about maintaining your cat's appearance; it serves several essential purposes:

  • Removing Dead Hair: Regular brushing helps remove loose fur, reducing the chances of hairballs, which can be a significant problem in long-haired cats.

  • Preventing Matting: Cats with long or dense fur are prone to matting, which can be painful and lead to skin infections. Proper grooming prevents these tangles from forming.

At Grubby Dogs Pet Salon, we take pride in pampering pets of all kinds, and we are excited to announce that we are now open on Mondays exclusively for our feline friends! Our team of expert groomers understands that cats deserve just as much love and attention as our canine clients. Our gentle approach and specialized cat grooming services aim to make the grooming experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your beloved feline companions.


Mondays at Grubby Dogs are dedicated to cat grooming, where our skilled groomers cater to the unique needs of cats, ensuring they leave our salon looking and feeling their best. Whether your cat needs a simple brush and trim or a more elaborate grooming session, we provide personalized services tailored to your cat's specific requirements. Our salon has state-of-the-art facilities and cat-friendly products, ensuring a safe and pleasant environment for your cats to relax and enjoy their grooming session. We understand that cats have distinct personalities and temperaments, so our experienced groomers use gentle techniques and plenty of patience to ensure that even the most sensitive cats have a positive grooming experience.


At Grubby Dogs Pet Salon, we believe that every pet deserves the best care, and we are committed to providing exceptional grooming services for both dogs and cats. Our Monday cat grooming sessions are a testament to our dedication to meeting the unique needs of every pet that walks through our doors. Trust us to take care of your feline friends and give them the love and attention they deserve, making their grooming experience pleasant at Grubby Dogs Pet Salon.

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  • Checking for Parasites: Grooming sessions allow us to inspect your cat's skin for signs of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Early detection ensures timely treatment.

  • Stimulating Blood Circulation: Brushing promotes healthy blood circulation, keeping your cat's skin in excellent condition.

  • Bonding Experience: Grooming can strengthen the bond between humans and your cat, fostering trust and affection.

Tips for Effective Cat Grooming

  1. Choose the Right Tools: Different cats require different grooming tools. A soft-bristle brush works well for short-haired cats, while long-haired cats benefit from wide-toothed combs or slicker brushes.

  2. Establish a Routine: Cats thrive on routine. Establish a regular grooming schedule, starting when your cat is young, to accustom them to the process. Grubby Dogs recommends short sessions. They are often more effective and less stressful than prolonged ones.

  3. Be Gentle: We always approach cat grooming with a gentle touch. Cats can be sensitive, so we must be patient and understanding, mainly if your cat is not accustomed to grooming.

  4. Check Ears and Nails: While grooming, we inspect your cat's ears for signs of redness, swelling, or discharge. Additionally, we trim your cat's nails regularly to prevent overgrowth, which can be uncomfortable for them and damaging to furniture.

  5. Bath Time: Most cats are meticulous self-groomers and rarely need baths. However, if your cat gets into something dirty or has a skin condition requiring bathing, we will use a cat-specific shampoo and ensure a calm, secure environment.

We Make Grooming Enjoyable:

  1. Positive Reinforcement: The "Do it yourselfers" should reward your cat with treats and praise during and after grooming sessions. At Grubby Dogs, we always use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior and makes the experience more enjoyable.

  2. Calm Environment: We groom cats once per week so that we can have a quiet, well-lit room for grooming. A calming atmosphere and soft sounds, reassuring tones to relax your cat.

  3. Respect Boundaries: If your cat becomes agitated or stressed, respecting their boundaries is essential. If stress is detected, we will gradually introduce grooming and give your cat breaks if needed.

Regular grooming is integral to cat care, ensuring your feline friend remains healthy, happy, and free from discomfort. By approaching grooming with patience, the right tools, and a gentle touch, we can transform this routine task into a experience that benefits you and your beloved cats.


Remember, each cat is unique, so understanding their preferences and needs will go a long way in making grooming a positive and enjoyable activity for both of us.

Cat Grooming appointments are on Mondays, by appointment only. Please call our pet salon at 951-461-9909 for more information.

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Contact Grubby Dogs:

We appreciate your interest in Grubby Dogs! We're delighted to hear from you and look forward to helping you and your furry friends. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us using the information on this page.


How to Find Us:

Grubby Dogs is conveniently located in the heart of Murrieta, California, on Margarita Road and Grove Way, next to 7-11 and JAX Bicycle Center.


At Grubby Dogs, we are passionate about providing exceptional grooming and care for your beloved pets. Our team of experienced and caring professionals is here to ensure your dogs leave our salon happy, healthy, and looking their best.


Feel free to contact us via phone or email for any inquiries, booking appointments, or more information about our services. We can't wait to meet you and your four-legged companions!


Thank you for considering Grubby Dogs, where we treat every dog like family. We can't wait to welcome you and your furry friends into our salon. No dog is too grubby for Grubby Dogs!


26612 Margarita Rd

Suite 103,

Murrieta, CA 92563


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Operating Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

​​Sunday - Monday - Closed

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