Basic Feline Health (Excerpts)
To watch the full video, either Login or Explore Membership today!
Runtime:31 minutes, 28 seconds
If you groom cats, you need to have a strong understanding of their basic health and anatomy. You are the ‘eyes in the field.’ Knowing what is normal or abnormal is critical when it comes to identifying potential problems. This information will allow you to solve basic hygiene problems in a flash. Being informed in this area will also enhance your relationship with local veterinarians. It will allow you to build trust and referrals from cat owners throughout your area.
In this lecture excerpt, Danelle leads you through the most common situations you need to be aware of when you groom cats from the general public.
• Some of the more common skin disorders
• The difference between ‘dandruff’ and ‘dander’
• Which flea product will kill a cat
• About one of the most contagious, zoonotic fungi
• What HCM is and it’s signs
To learn more about the school, training, classes, cat grooming products and Danelle’s blog, please visit: http://nationalcatgroomers.com
Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, owned CFA’s Bara Cattery from 1999-2005. During that time, she produced and showed many National and Regional award-winning Persians, including CFA’s 3rd Best Cat in Premiership in 2005. In 2005, she retired from showing to focus on her feline-exclusive spa and resort, The Catty Shack, Ltd., formerly located in Simpsonville, SC.
Danelle is the founder of both the National Cat Groomers Institute and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school which was in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as President and Certifier/Instructor for the NCGI and is a member of Wahl’s Elite GroomTeam. Along with her husband, Michael, she is the inventor and patent holder of the Catty Shack Vac™ drying system and the inventor of Chubbs Bars shampoo for pets.
Danelle has authored the Ultimate Cat Groomer Encyclopedia, Cat Grooming Ain’t for Pussies, NCGIA Culture Books, and many articles for a variety of grooming publications. She is also the author of certification study guides for cat groomers. Danelle has appeared on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 and Must Love Cats and has been interviewed and filmed numerous times for Discovery Channel, local TV stations, Kittens USA and other media. She is the winner of the first Groomers Got Talent competition held at Groom Expo in 2009 and has won each creative dog grooming competition that she has been allowed to compete in with a cat.
Speaking regularly on all topics related to cat grooming and behavior, Danelle is a true pioneer in the field of feline grooming. Her lectures and training materials can be found around the world. In addition to speaking, Danelle has judged cat grooming competitions at various shows in both the US and Europe and has served as a judge for the Cat Writer’s Association.
National Cat Groomers Institute
Catty Shack Vac