Does your cat need grooming or clipping?

Every cat has different fur just like we have different hair types. Fur is made up of a long over-coat strand of fur and a shorter undercoat strand (usuallly more than 1). It is the undercoat fur strand that tends to cause knots and matting. So some cats will have recurring problems especially if they have long fur or a thick coat.

Problems than can occur are the development of matted knots - these clumps of heavily matted fur should be clipped away. Underneath the skin can become irritated and infections can occur. Your cat will be uncomfortable when it has matted fur.

At Just for Cats we can help by grooming or clipping their fur. We can clip all or part of your cat, whatever is required done with special clippers. Clipping and grooming is done with or without sedation - whatever is best for your cat, always carried out in a quiet environment so your cat remains relaxed. Any procedure done without sedation, we prefer the owner to stay to assist with holding and calming the cat.

A general vet check is included in all grooming and clipping. This is because often unkempt or matted fur may be caused by hidden health problems. Call 0438 938 610 or 9729 3500 for an appointment today and talk to us about your special needs for your cat.

Common Types of Clipping and Grooming

  • Clipping knots, spot "shaving" (closely cut fur removing all the knotting which mostly occours right next to the skin)
  • Hygiene Clip, where the fur under the tail is clipped (including the back of the legs).
  • Belly Clip, where the underside is trimmed including all knots which commonly occur under the legs.
  • Teddybear Clip, a short length clip leaving about a 0.5 cm of fur.
  • Lion Clip, where the body's fur is trimmed short, commonly leaving the tail and mane.

  • Why Should Your Cat have a Lion Clip?

    A Lion clip is where the fur is clipped short over all of the body, the legs and part of the tail. Your cat will benefit from a clip if it:

  • Regularly develops matting on its coat (which causes irritation and can lead to dermatitis).
  • Vomits large amounts of fur often (as clipping reduces the amount of fur ingested over the shedding season, Spring-Summer).
  • Cannot adequately take care of its own fur due to illness; arthritis; or being overweight.
  • Does not tolerate hot weather.
  • Has a heavy flea burden - a shorter coat will help you bring the fleas under control as they have fewer places to hide.
  • Has long strands of fur caught in its mouth when licking or has food caught in its fur around its face or chest.
  • Just refuses to groom its own fur

  • You (the owner) will benefit from this type of clipping if your cat ...

  • Sheds fur excessively over the furniture and carpet.
  • Often vomits furballs (on your carpet).
  • Collects garden debris from outside and brings it into the house
  • Does not appreciate being brushed regularly.

  • Fees

    The fee will depend on the time it takes, the type of fur and the degree of matting or knotting. A more accurate estimate can be given at the time of your appointment.

    Nail clipping including minor health check without sedation is between $50 to $75.

    Clipping and/or brushing including hygiene and belly clips without sedation is between $75 to $125.

    Clipping and/or brushing including hygiene and belly clips with sedation is between $200 to $250.

    Lion Clips (or Teddy Bear Clips) without sedation is between $130 to $170.

    Lion Clips (or Teddy Bear Clips) with sedation then the fee is between $250 to $320.

    Belly Clip

    Hygiene Clip

    Just For Cats Vet Care and Grooming

    Croydon 3136

    Phone: 0438 938 610

    Consultations are available on weekdays only. Please call for an appointment