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Melonie

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Does anyone get their sphynx groomed by a groomer? My one cat just drives me nuts how dirty he is. I bathe him often but thought a good scrubbing by a professional would be nice once in a while. Do you think people are going to think I am nuts when I asked to get my hairless cat groomed?
 
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I've wondered the same thing. lol Would it be cheaper? I was at PetSmart today, I "ALMOST" popped in their grooming area to ask what they would charge to groom a Sphynx. lol But I didn't,,darn it!
 

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I plan on calling around on Tuesday LOL I thought about just taking him in and saying can you give this a bath? LOL
 

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I take 5e to a groomer to get his nails clipped -- If they aren't clipped, I swear he has a paw-full of razors.

I'm not so good at the 'immobilize the cat, but in a non-traumatic way' game that is needed to keep nails trimmed. so the groomer is the best option for me
 

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Never have taken Butternuts to the groomer. But one day I took him to Petsmart and one of the groomers saw him and told me to bring him back and she'd clean out his ears. I decided to go back and see what they would charge to clip and clean. I can't remember why but for some reason they couldn't tell me how much it would cost. The groomer graciously cleaned his ears though. His ears haven't been that clean since.
 
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I take 5e to a groomer to get his nails clipped -- If they aren't clipped, I swear he has a paw-full of razors.

I'm not so good at the 'immobilize the cat, but in a non-traumatic way' game that is needed to keep nails trimmed. so the groomer is the best option for me
Snuffie doesn't like her nails clipped either so I started clipping them when shes in a nice deep sleep, works wonders!!
 

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I know Petco will not see cats at all. I haven't had a chance to call anyone yet. I trim all my cat's nails myself. Even the naughty one that I have to scruff, hold the paw and trim by myself! My vet also offeres free nail trims if I want but I don't feel like driving out there, (its pretty far from my house) for a toe nail trim.
 
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I take Johnny to visit this little pet store here in town and there is a groomer there that tells me all the time that she used to groom Sphynx. She was a mobile groomer and she used to go to a ladies house and clean her Sphynx once a week so its not that uncommon!
 

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Ben goes in on Tuesday! I called a vet's office I used to work for, and the lady owns Cresties so she said she understood about being oily. This is the first time he has been to the vet since I got him. I am nervous about heart issues. He is very mellow and laid back compaired to my other cats. He rarely "plays". He is almost always on me or hiding somewhere. The lady I got him from could not produce his vaccine record for me so he has to get new shots to be groomed.
 

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Good luck with Ben! I'm sure everything will go great and he will come home soft as a baby!! :ThumbsUp:
 

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Never taken Mo to a groomers, but have thought about it. There is a good one in town but I'm not sure that they will of ever seen a sphynx before, they aren't very well known cats round here. Mo is probably the only one for miles! I don't mind cleaning his ears or clipping his nails because he's very good at keeping still fo me, but I hate nail cleaning! It seems to take so long and they get so grubby so fast don't they!
 
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