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Can anyone recommend a good cat groomer in Wilmington?

Amanda Lisk


Q. Can anyone recommend a good cat groomer in Wilmington? My cat is difficult when getting his claws clipped.

A. The Star News facebook page response gave a few names of local groomers that do cats like the Purple Groomery (2156 Wrightsville Ave., ph: 910-343-8990) and Fun in the Suds Pet Grooming in Castle Hayne, ph: 910-471-9685. One person commented that any vet can handle it and mentioned Myrtle Grove Animal Hospital (6005 Carolina Beach Rd., ph: 910-313-3326). Nikki Jankawski is their groomer and she does both dogs and cats.

Another person commented, “Seriously, cat grooming?”

But yes, cats can get groomed even though typically, they take care of cleaning their fur themselves. Right about now, as the weather is warming up, is when many cat owners get the “lion cut” on their felines. The lion cut is shaving the fur down to a quarter inch or an eighth of an inch all over and leaving the face and neck fluffy. It’s geared for cats who get matted or shed.

When googling cat groomers, Sea Peace Pet Grooming Studio (3146 Wrightsville Ave. ph: 763-3919) was the first to pop up. Assistant manager Angela Mills says they offer a furminator treatment for shedding cats.

“It’s a shampoo and conditioner solution and a tool that helps pull out 60 to 80 percent of that extra hair,” she said.

For reasons why to get your cat groomed, check out http://cats.about.com/od/amyshojai/a/understanding-why-cats-groom.htm and for tips on how to better prepare your cat for a trip to the groomers, go to http://www.dwmtech.com/CATS/catbaths.htm.


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