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How to Deal with a Greasy Cat (Part 3 of 4-Part Series: Drying)

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Video DescriptionAbout Danelle German


8 minutes, 4 seconds



For those of you who groom cats, how many do you see coming into the salon looking just like this? This coat is a mess. It’s greasy. It’s clumpy. It leaves a residue on your hands. Can you imagine the residue he leaves on the sofa at home where he sleeps? Yuck!

This cat is a definite candidate for regular professional grooming! If you’ve ever groomed a cat like this, you know degreasing them is a challenge.

In this lesson, Danelle takes you through all the steps of getting fabulous results – even on a very greasy feline. She shows you the entire grooming process: pre-work, bathing, drying, and the finishing touches at the very end. Along the way, you’ll learn many of her coveted secrets for cat grooming.

In this video you will learn:

  • the best way to handle a cat on a table.
  • how to safely restrain a cat.
  • which products work best to remove grease from a coat.
  • how to know if you have been effective in the shampoo process.
  • how to shape the face of a Persian.

Danelle German

Certifications: CFMG, CFCG

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.

Danelle German
National Cat Groomers Institute
Catty Shack Vac
Chubbs Bars


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