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There is a Whole Lot More to the Business of Cat Grooming

February 24, 2018/Uncategorized/0 Comments

‘Conscious Grooming’ is a matter dear to my heart.  Please follow the below link to my latest blog, published by NCGI:  https://nationalcatgroomers.com/blog-halpernbusinessofcatgrooming/

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 10

June 17, 2017/Uncategorized/0 Comments

The wild ancestors of the modern cat had to maximize the time they could search for food and needed a way to see in the slightest glimmer of light. Cat eyes have evolved to be super-efficient aids in order to hunt prey skillfully. This has affected the structure of their…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 9

March 27, 2017/Uncategorized/0 Comments

Ever wonder just what is that “wiggly bit” under a cat’s belly? Technically, it is called a “Primordial Pouch”. Some people say the primordial pouch is simply a loose flap of skin, or abdominal fold, that might occur as if the cat had once been overweight and then lost the…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 8

January 30, 2017/Uncategorized/0 Comments

As promised in Part 7, we will be discussing the most common sound cats make.  Besides meowing, chirping, chattering, hissing and growling, that gentle rumble you hear as he breathes in and out is called “The Purr”. Purring is still somewhat mysterious and frustrating as there is yet to be…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 7

December 29, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

There are three different ways cats are able to communicate with humans and other felines. It is a common misconception that they are not as expressive as other animals, such as dogs, when it comes to bonding with their humans or other animal friends. But, if you know what to…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 6

December 3, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

What are a cat’s claws made of that makes them so sharp?  Well, feline claws (or nails) are made of the same protein that makes up human claws, er, nails – keratin! As you might remember from Part 4 of our series, the protein keratin also makes up the hardened…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 5

November 24, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

The feline body is most wonderfully made, including right down to the paws and pads.  Most cats have five claws on their front paws and four on their rear paws.  A dewclaw is the first digit found on the inside of the front paw. The front paws have seven pads;…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 4

November 16, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

The feline mouth is excellently equipped to masticate its prey.  Adult cats have a total of 30 teeth; 16 top teeth and 14 bottom teeth.  The incisors, of which there are 12 upper and lower, are located at the front of the mouth between the 4 canines.  There are 2…

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The Uniqueness of the Magnificent Feline, Part 3

November 8, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

Did you know that a cat’s sense of smell is fourteen times stronger than a human’s?  Cats depend on their sense of smell for their very survival.  If you combine their sense of smell with their superior hearing, you have an animal who can detect scents and the direction of…

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A Story of Love and Compassion

October 30, 2016/Uncategorized/0 Comments

I woke up in the wee hours of the morning and started to think of my past experiences as a cat groomer.  Things that touch my heart and bring a sense of appreciation in a transcendent way make me glad that I am in this profession, which is generally a…

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