Find a cat groomer in Chicago, IL

Find cat groomers in Chicago, IL

Find cat groomers in Chicago, IL

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Find cat groomers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 cat groomers in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago cat groomers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Purrvana Chicago

Purrvana Chicago

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Feline-exclusive boarding and mobile grooming. Purrvana Chicago was founded to create a luxury experience understanding the unique needs of owners and their discerning feline family members. Our services are not just about aesthetics but also about the holistic well-being of your cherished cats. Our dedicated team of cat-loving professionals is committed to providing personalized care, ensuring that each guest receives the attention and affection they crave. We tailor all of our services to cater to the unique needs of every individual cat, creating a bespoke experience. As a premier mobile cat grooming service, we redefine the grooming expe
Precious Paws Park Ridge

Precious Paws Park Ridge

7 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Laura M. says, "We have had more than one "not so pleasant" experiences, at other groomers, in a variety of semi local locations. Many of them did not really seem drawn to the dogs, (then why do they do this job?). However, every place I have used, I have found that there were a few people who made the place really great. (and if you make a reservation in terms of time, then it is possible to meet all the requests that a seasoned, solid groomer is requesting). I am not reserved yet, but I will also be leaving my dog for several hours, if not more. I was so hoping that there would not be any fighting (dog--vs person), so we decided to move up as much as possible so it was done faster, but there was a lot going on (in England, especially), and I am in trouble (so far still hidden)! Right now, all we really need to concentrate together--and tomorrow expect to have good news, good skin, and a quick spa trip right after lunch (or whenever you have a plan. Also-please note that these trips are sent out to help sell a trip (especially without the microphone)! Will be keeping progress (nothing too hard, but delicious with a little (meaning!) I am scared for all of us so that we don't make any mistakes !!! Long way to say 5 stars--my overall experience has alway been as good, if not better, than reality!!!" Read more
First Call Freight And Haul LLC

First Call Freight And Haul LLC

2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Gregory B. says, "Showed up on time ready to work. Would recommend them!" Read more

Your Cat Grooming questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to groom a cat?

The average cost to groom a cat is $30 to $70. Mobile grooming typically costs more. Prices vary by region, zip code, the specific grooming services performed, and the cat's hair length and condition. Kittens and short-haired cats cost the least to groom, while grooming long-haired cats takes more work and costs the most. Most cat groomers charge extra for matted hair.

  • Groomers may offer a full grooming package or charge separate fees for à la carte services.
  • Many groomers charge an extra fee if they find fleas while grooming as they typically require an immediate flea bath to ensure the fleas don't spread to other animals in the facility.

Do cats need to be groomed?

Yes, while most cats groom themselves, they still typically need some additional grooming. Brush short-haired cats once per week. Long-haired cats are higher maintenance and should be brushed once daily. Regular brushing removes dead hair and dirt, reduces shedding and hairballs, helps prevent mats, and allows you to catch early signs of potential health issues.

  • Regular activity often wears down cat's nails naturally, but checking and trimming them as needed is a good practice to keep your you, your cats, and your furniture safe.
  • Most cats don't require a bath but consider bathing service if your cat spends time outside, has a skin condition, or cannot physically bathe themselves.

Long-haired cats living in warm climates may benefit from a haircut or shaving to keep cool. Older long-haired cats, no matter the climate, may also enjoy a shorter haircut and not having to self-groom as much.

How often should I take my cat to the groomer?

Take your long-haired cat to the groomer every 3 months, or sooner if they develop mats in their fur. Short-haired cats do not typically need a professional groomer unless a vet advises you that they do.

How do I choose the best cat groomer near me?

When searching for a cat groomer near you, be sure to:

  • Choose an experienced cat groomer who has a business license and insurance.
  • Look for certified members of the National Cat Grooming Institute (NCGI) or members of International Professional Groomers, Inc. (IPG), with Cat Certification.
  • Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.

What questions should I ask when hiring a cat groomer?

Ask these questions to ensure you find the best cat groomer near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • What certifications do you hold?
  • What professional organizations do you belong to?
  • Can you provide a list of references?
  • Where will you keep my cat before and after grooming?
  • Are there dogs at your grooming facility?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • Do you charge extra for long hair?
  • Do you charge extra for matted hair?
  • What add-on services do you offer?
  • How long does the grooming usually take?
  • Do you sedate animals before grooming?
  • My cat is indoors-only; do you offer haircut services without a bath?
  • Do you have any discounts or package deals?

Reviews for Chicago cat groomers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Laura H.
Easy to schedule and Irena did a great job!
Precious Paws Park Ridge
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