Cat grooming is usually an issue for your cat and, whilst cats, for the most part, are quite capable of grooming themselves, there are times when a helping hand may be required. Also as our demand for certain breeds, and hybrids has increased, so we see more and more long haired cats in breed-ownership statistics. With an increasingly busy – and dirty- environment, especially for outdoor cats, so problems with coat conditions are also on the increase. Also, because better care means cats are living longer, they now routinely outlive the point where arthritis or other medical problems may hinder a cat’s ability to self-groom. This is where the expert cat grooming that we provide at The Cat Palace comes in.


Many cats are now reacting to the airborne particles landing on their skin and making them ITCH intolerably. The condition is called atopy, and is similar to the eczema of children and adults. If you have the genetics, you will get the itch. Aside from that, many of the longhaired cats – Ragdolls and persians – are finding it harder to keep their coats clean, as the more they lick, the more the pollens, moulds and diesel stick to their coats, making them daggy and knotty. Regular grooming is the key – and the Feline Fine grooming service every Saturday helps cats go home feline divine

Of course, cats who are uncomfortable get washed at other times, but one of the features of the Saturday service is that your cat will get the full wash and blow dry attention of a Kitty Day Spa! ‘Clawdicures’ and Clipping – both Lamb Clips and Lion Clips – are increasingly popular for home hair management!


Shedding the extra cat fur means knots & tangles for some of our feline friends. Your cat’s little tongue has to do a lot of work to keep all that fur manageable! A warm, massaging wash at the Kitty Day Spa may be just what she needs! From Himalayan & Persian Princesses, Royal Ragdolls and Birmans, Maine Coons & Norwegian Forest Cats through to longhaired moggies, unkempt kitties & even some Rexes, our crew can help keep feline skin clean & itch-free, eliminate the flea burden & send your cat home the complete Glamour Puss!

Won’t Cause Drowsiness

The clips can be done without sedation most of the time – a pretty unique service here in Sydney where many groomers routinely sedate their clients (the cats, not the owners!) – but Dr Kim is available for the scardey cats and the very matted ones who need to be sedated for their comfort and safety, to prevent clipper nicks. Usually, though, the expert way in which we handle even the tetchiest of felines means we can get through the groom with minimal fuss and very little stress for either party!

Only if we feel there is a risk of injury would we consider sedating the cat, and we will talk to you about this before we do anything.
Most cats tolerate and then enjoy the Anivac Pure Oxygen wash they get. It pulls the dirt out of your cat’s coat right down to the skin. Some of the stuff that comes off is really yukky – no wonder the cats are having trouble keeping clean!
The Pure Oxygen shampoo also conditions the skin and removes any yeast infection (called Malassezia – and the equivalent of our dandruff!).
After any initial nervousness from new noises and smells, most cats appreciate the warm massage effect they get from the Anivac, and rather enjoy it!

Click any image in the gallery below to browse the grooming process from start to finish



Your cat will tell us when they have had enough of the dryer.  Some cats love it, some really object to having the warm wind blow on them so we respect that and dry her as much as she will tolerate.  Especially after a full and difficult clip, some just get fed up with all the attention, so may not be 100% dry particularly around the back end and private parts.  The legs have the bone very close to the surface and gets hot for them, so we usually leave the cat to tidy up their boots.  Gives them the ‘last lick’ and helps them calm themselves.

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Is fantastic for removing oils and surface detritus from your cat’s coat and leaves a really glossy shine. Well worth the extra.  The oxywash on top of that gets the coat and skin clean right down to the roots and means the cleanliness lasts longer.


Your cat is treated as an individual and is the only one attended to during the clipping and washing process. It can take up to 60 minutes to get your cat comfortable and back to Feline Fabulous and glossy.  So the cost is more like your spa day or hair stylist. Your cat thinks she deserves the best too!

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