Welcome to Purrs and Furr Professional Cat Grooming Services
Based in Gosforth serving Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas
As of February 23rd 2021: Due to high volume and “Welfare only” Restrictions I am unable to offer appointments currently. Please email me if you wish to go on the waiting list.
Regulations State Currently:
‘Groomers may accept a dog (Our case cat) to be groomed by appointment where this is necessary for the animal’s welfare and not simply for aesthetic reasons. Welfare reasons could include on veterinary advice for a skin condition or excessive matting causing the pet discomfort. When routine grooming can be delayed without affecting the pet’s welfare until the national lockdown is eased it should be put off.’
“Assess a dog remotely, either through a video call or through images sent by the owner.
Use professional judgement about breed and coat type, as well as knowledge of the dog itself, to determine whether a groom during this lockdown can be justified;
“Please understand there are different issues for cats than dogs in grooming, especially as they travel in a carrier as the virus can live on solid surfaces.“
As I am a member of The Pet Industry Federation who work with Defra recommendations, When I to return to work it will with continued strict working Protocols. These include PPE, No Contact Handover Protocols, continued sterilisation and thorough cleaning practices with appropriate disinfectants. Only one Cat is visiting per day presently to minimise risks of Covid spreading. Sonia xx
I offer high quality Cat Exclusive Only grooming space, no dogs have ever been in this space and it is within my home that is quiet. I am professionally trained to groom your fluffy babies from regular grooms, to the more difficult matting in long hair breed cats. I have been trained in cat whispering, which is essential when working with cats. I also have a high level of knowledge in cat behaviour and specialist cat handling techniques to offer calm, safe and ethical cat grooming sessions. It is a specialist area of training vital for happy cats and beautiful end results. I only use cat specific grooming tools, some of which are from the USA to make the sessions as easy as possible for your cat. It takes a special and dedicated person to complete the training which is very tough. I loved it from the moment I began.
I trained with The National Cat Groomers Institute of America in Arizona furthering my knowledge in 2019 on top of my Uk qualification as Master Cat Groomer. I am now qualified as a Certified Feline Master Groomer under NCGI authority. I am a current member of The National Cat Groomers and also The Pet Industry Federation.
I am trained specifically in cat grooming, this includes handling that creates as little fear as possible to keep a cat calm and feeling safe. Cats breed coats have got longer and thicker being either double or triple coated. They are difficult for owners to manage and prevent matting. Just like we have our regular appointment with the hairdresser, cats need their’s too for their little spa date. I have worked with Maine Coons, Birmans, Persians, Ragdolls, Domestic Longhair and shorthair cats. Also older cats who need help staying clean and non-greasy to prevent skin conditions and matting developing.
I do not diagnose any conditions, this will be for your vet to check out. All cats must have had a health check by their vet in the last 6 months and current vaccinations in place. A happy healthy cat lives longer, which is what we pet lovers want the most. Groomed cats are cuddled more in fact due to less molting and suffer less fur balls which can cause sickness. Also your furniture suffers less!
The benefits of a professional cat grooming session are:
- Head to toe checks
- Cleanliness of your cat
- Pleasurable hugs with your cat as you do not get covered in fur or claws caught on clothing
- Safe claw trimming prevents damage to sofas, furniture and clothes which can pull and hurt your cat
- Early signs spotted of ticks or fleas which all outdoor cats are exposed to
- Helps older cats stay odour free, matt free, clean and happy as they become less flexible and mobile with age
Address: Featherstone Grove, Great Park Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
I don’t offer mobile cat grooming. There are many videos on my social media of how happy the cats are at my cat clinic.