cat grooming

All Cat Grooming Services

On this page you can find out more about the cat grooming techniques we use, how they can benefit you and your cat and the results you can expect.

Cat Grooming Services

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Our cat grooming has gotten so popular, why? Because cats need to be cared for with that special touch.

We cater for all breeds and types. The techniques and styles below may be modified to suit your pet’s requirements. This may be determined by your personal request or by your pet’s coat condition, health, temperament, or behaviour.

All cats will receive the required nail trimming as well as free eye and ear cleaning.

Did you know? Regular grooming will save you money on vet fees as it stimulates the skin, the largest organ in the cat’s body.

Appointment times are:   9:30am – Pick up 12:30pm   or   1:00pm – Pick up 4:00pm  – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

It’s not true that cats groom themselves to keep their coats in good condition, they do it because they are reassuring themselves with self-licking. Self-licking applies a lot of saliva onto the coat and with the rough tongues of cats, this can take out dead hair and cause your cat uncomfortable hairballs.

Wet and Dry Bath

Eradicates parasites, reduces moulting, reduces matting.
Degreases and reduces fur balls and includes a conditioning.
Videos on this page.

From £65 Inc VAT

Groom Out

Reduces and removes matting, reduces moulting.
Reduces fur balls and keeps hygiene areas clean.
Videos on this page.

From £65 Inc VAT

Body Clipping/Lion Trims

Eradicates parasites, reduces moulting, reduces matting.
Degreases and reduces fur balls and includes a conditioning.
Videos on this page.

From £90 Inc VAT

Panel and Sanitary Trim

Reduces and removes matting underneath. Reduces moulting
Reduces fur balls and keeps hygiene areas clean
Makes for easier maintenance

From £65 Inc VAT

Cat Flea Bath

Flea baths
Clean your cat of fleas
A healthy cat is a happy cat

Additional £20 Inc VAT+

Cat Walk-in Nail Trimming

Keep your furniture, family and cat safe
More comfortable for the cats
Quick and easy

From £20 Inc VAT

Cat Knot and Matt Removal

More common in outdoor cats.
Prevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the skin.
Can become painful or uncomfortable for cats.

Additional £20 Inc VAT+

Groom Your Cat

Learn how to keep your maintained between visits.
Learn what goes into keeping your cat healthy.
Bond with your cat.

Price: 75+ plus cost of cat Inc VAT

Our Cat Grooming Gallery

Here you can view pictures of…
Cats we have groomed over the years.
If you’ve got some great photos to add, email us!

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Booking Requirements

We can only groom so many cats per day as it is a time-consuming service. For health and safety reasons, we need two people present for cat grooming.

All appointments, including cat grooming appointments, require a £40 deposit on booking your cat, which is non-refundable. The deposit is also non-transferable unless the appointment is changed 48 hours prior to the booking time.

There is a £65 minimum charge for cat grooming.

For reasons of health and safety –

  • All cats will have nails cut prior to grooming
  • Cats showing signs of aggression will not be bathed
  • Cats showing signs of aggression will be muzzled

You must disclose if your cat has shown any signs of aggression or will not allow you to pick it up


Do all your services including a bath and dry?

Bathing is not included in any of the cat grooming services (apart from the bath and dry) and is an additional fee.



How do I get my cat in the basket?

We recommend keeping your cat’s basket in the house as a bed. This associates your cat’s basket as a safe and secure place to be, and they will go in willingly.

If you store your cat’s basket in a garage or store room, place it in the house a few days before your appointment.

Put your cat in the basket in a secure room with some treats in the basket.



Professional cat grooming near me?

If you’re searching for local cat grooming, then you might want to consider whether your favourite pet is worth that little extra effort to come to one of UK’s leading cat grooming salons in London. We not only groom cats, but we teach other groomers the trade too, so you can be sure you’re in the best possible place for your cat.



You can find more FAQs on grooming services on our Cat Grooming FAQ page.

What Our Customers Say...

Cat Happy
Review by Veronika 2024

"I'm very glad I went to this grooming salon. I am satisfied with the haircut of my cat. Salon stuff are friendly and loving animals. They did a perfect job. Thank you ladys you are the best.!❤️" ~ Veronika For privacy reasons I have not included the customers surname. Thank you for your kind review Veronika, I will let the staff know.
Judge, beautiful cat review by Natasha Evans

"The ladies at the salon are absolutely fantastic. They take care of my 8-year-old cat Judge, he can be very grumpy and is prone to matts. The ladies do an amazing job with him, and a lot of the time they're able to simply brush out the matts to avoid clipping him. I highly recommend the team, they're knowledgeable and are happy to share their knowledge with you as an owner as well to try and help avoid issues going forward. Always feel comfortable leaving him with them" - Judge's owner, Natasha Evans
Ozzie the Cat

Hi, we booked our Birman cat, Ozzie in with this company on Saturday 22/04/2023, and we must say how efficient, and very understanding they were after explaining that Ozzie was a rescue cat and had suffered an accident where he had to have a pelvic operation before we rescued him. After grooming dogs in my younger days, I was very apprehensive about taking him because of his history. I couldn't groom him properly, and it got to the stage where I had to get him groomed professionally. After having a consultation with the Kay & the girls and them explaining how they were going to go about grooming him, as he doesn't tolerate being brushed very well, we left him with the girls, feeling re-assured about how they would handle him. I was very nervous on going back to collect him, but to my great relief I need'nt of worried. Ozzie looked fabulous and seemed so calm after collecting him. We are definitely using this company again, and we'll re-book him to go back as discussed in 8 weeks. H
2023 Cat Review by Suzanne

"Absolutely Animals are amazing!! I really can't recommend them highly enough. When my mother passed away, one of her dying requests was for me to look after her beloved cat. When I flew to Canada, I found the poor animal was in a terribly matted state. The kind people at Absolutely Animals took care of her and even found her a little jumper to wear home. They really did go beyond the call of duty and all at a very reasonable price. Thank you again for all your hard work." All the best Suzanne
Review by Graham Watson

Have taken our rescue cat Ollie to AA twice this year for grooming as he is a large long haired tabby and needs lots of brushing. AA were brilliant, great service and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. - Graham Watson
Review by Alessia Stroni

"My cat Nyx is only about 4 months old now and she went in for a wet bath, conditioning, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. I am very pleased with the Absolutely Animals service! She smells very clean and her coat is shiny and fluffy. I will be going back in 8 weeks for another cleaning!" Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness Alessia Stroni
Friendly Review from Lee Gray

"Friendly and professional service. Overwhelmed how different our cat's fur felt after her grooming, her belly was a mass of matted fur and she didn't like us going near there with a brush. Fantastic job so happy I made that call thank you." Lee Gray
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Theodore the Cat 2021

“Absolutely lovely. The team really looked after Theodore, I was worried as he can be nervous at times, however, he was so relaxed. Looks amazing, one happy cat. Thank you so much” Martin Joyce 2021
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The Staff Were So... And the Results... Amazing.

“My cat HuHu got a nice grooming out at Absolutely Animals. The staff were so friendly and the results is amazing! His coat is smooth as silk now! Also I got some nice advices on how to do grooming at home. Absolutely worth to try if your cats have matted hair issues!” 2021 Review
C Godfrey MA, B Vet Med, MRCVS 06/09/05

"This letter certifies that I have known Ms Anderton and her family for many years and have always found her to be a thoroughly reliable and very capable person. She most certainly has the ability and sense needed for setting up her own business and exercising her very useful skills as a groomer. Her work is always first class, and her ability at handling difficult animals is not short of remarkable. I am sure she will well repay any effort put into training her in business methods, and I am happy to be recommending her to my bankers as a sound prospect for them to back. On the practical side, we are able at this surgery to provide a good number of recommendations of her skill to our own clients, safe in the knowledge that they will be pleased with her work. This clinic will give her all the backing we can, and she will surely find her work well appreciated by others as well."
Dennis Hawkins

"Thank you all at the salon for the wonderful grooming job you have done on our cat, Murphy. I was initially a bit nervous about bringing her to you but she came home completely relaxed and looking great! I would thoroughly recommend you to any nervous cat owners! Murphy will definitely be back."
Mrs Bryant

"My cat is a Big Boy, and very long coated. Having had problems grooming him myself , he lashes out and scratching, hissing, growling. I rang my local pet shop and was recommended to a grooming salon. I rang Absolutely Animals and made a booking, when i got there I felt very shaky as I wondered how the staff were going to manage him. But I need not have worried as the staff were wonderful, reassuring my cat all the time by talking to him. He was bathed, blow dried and combed. I am so glad I had him groomed at Absolutely Animals I will definitely take him back and would recommend Absolutely Animals to other people in need of cat grooming."
Annie (from Beckenham, Kent)

" On Sunday 18th November 2012, I took my  Persian/Chinchilla cat Chloe to be groomed at Absolutely Animals.  I had previously had a bad experience somewhere else, so I was apprehensive.  But that was soon put to rest by Heidi and her daughter.  They were so friendly and professional I felt in no way worried about leaving her, my daughter and I were welcomed into the back to watch three other long haired cats being shampooed, and  I was told she would be having the same thing.  Strangely enough the other cats looked so relaxed through the whole process….this made me a little concerned at how my grumpy 13yr old would be having this done. On collection of Chloe we were shown a video clip of how well she did, and looking at her she looked beautifully groomed, relaxed and happy.  And when we got home, I have to say I have never seen her so content. I would highly recommend Absolutely Animals to anyone wanting a highly professional, friendly place to get their pet groomed
Sally Pallaris from Beckenham, Kent

"I’m Over the Moon!! I’ve been searching for a professional cat grooming service for a long time, they are far and few between when it comes to grooming Persians. In the past Bubble has come home stressed, needless to say the groomer came out worse. My experience with Absolutely Animals from start to finish has been an absolute pleasure. Not only were they polite and treated my cat with the respect and delicacy she needed, they educated me into why and how I can reduce knotting. When I arrived to collect Bubble I was expecting her to have had to be shaved all over, however she was looking so beautiful and chilled. I was over the moon, but the icing on the cake was Absolutely Animals showed me a video of how she was handled, she was loving it, they’re techniques are second to none, they’ve just gained a long term customer every 8 weeks…..thank you!"