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How much does cat grooming cost?
$30 - $70

The average cost for a cat groomer is $50. Hiring a cat groomer to maintain a healthy coat and skin, you will likely spend between $30 and $70. The price of cat grooming can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local cat groomers or get free estimates from pros near you.

How much does cat grooming cost?

Author: Daniel W.
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Cat grooming isn’t as popular as dog grooming, namely because of the history of a cat’s reaction to having a bath, but the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recommends it, and says that giving your cat regular grooming can help maintain healthy skin, ears, nails, teeth and eyes, and minimize shedding.

Cat Grooming Prices

The national average cost of cat grooming is $50, with most pet owners spending between $30 and $70. Some cat grooming facilities charge one price for a grooming package, while others offer a basic “bath’ and then offer add-ons. Prices will depend on whether or not the service is mobile or stationary, and the size of the business.

Cat Grooming Cost
National Average Cost $50
Minimum Cost $25
Maximum Cost $75
Average Range $30 to $70

Cat Grooming Prices By Hair Length

Muddy Paws Oc in Orange, CA, charges for cat grooming based on the cat’s hair length:

  • Short Hair – $35
  • Medium Hair – $45
  • Long Hair – $55
  • Kittens – $25

Local Cat Grooming Prices

  • The Groom Room Pet Spa in Delray Beach, FL, charges $30 for their Bubble Bath groom, which includes a blueberry facial, shampoo and conditioning, nail trimming, massage, and ear cleaning.
  • Austin Grooming Artist in Cedar Creek, TX, charges $50 for cat grooms, which includes nail trimming and filing, ear cleaning, teeth scaling and brushing, and a coat shave or style.
  • —short hair- $35, medium hair - $45, long hair -$55, and kittens under six months - $25. Haircuts are $75.
  • My Pet Naturally in Los Angeles, CA, charges $55 for a bath and $70 for a groom, which includes a shampoo, nail clipping, blow-dry, and brush out.

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Mobile Cat Grooming Prices

It may or may not be cheaper to use a mobile grooming service. Austin Grooming Artist in Cedar Creek, TX, offers a pick-up and delivery service for $20 round trip. Glamour Dogs Miami in Miami, FL, charges the same average price as on onsite facility at $40-$85 for cat grooming. They come to you.

Offers and Package Deals

Shampoodles Pet Grooming in Coconut Creek, FL, has a monthly price that starts at $50 for a once-a-week bathe, brush, and blow-dry, compared to a once-off bathe starting at $29. The Groom Room Pet Spa in Delray Beach, FL, offers $10 off your cat’s first service.

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Flea-Free Policies

Most cat groomers will not groom your cat unless she or he is free of fleas and ticks. If they find any, they will add on a flea treatment automatically. One groomer’s flea-free policy states: “Any pet that comes in with fleas immediately is put into the tub for a flea bath; this will incur a $5 flea bath charge. Your groomer will do an inspection when you drop off your pet.”

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Additional Services & Costs

Many animal centers provide everything your cat could need—healthcare, grooming, boarding, and more. Dr. Angel’s Compassionate Care Centers in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, FL, have complete veterinary services, full-service grooming, and boarding. For those who find it difficult to take time off work, this can combine a vet checkup and grooming in one visit.

TLC Pet Boarding in Fort Lauderdale, FL, provides cage-less cat boarding and cat grooming—charging $50 for the grooming and $20 more for a nail trim. Additional services include hypoallergenic or medicated shampoos, and flea and tick treatments. Have the grooming taken care of while your cat is boarded. Judy's Bath & Boutique in Hollywood, FL, offers fresh-baked, all-natural treats in addition to her cat grooming services and retail store. Cat grooming prices range from $43 to $68.

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Licensing varies by state, and most licensing requirements are for the facility rather than the groomer. Some states don’t require any licenses, while others do. Groomers can be licensed by the National Cat Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) or the National Cat Groomers Institute INCGI).

All in all, it’s a good idea to have your cat groomed at least once or twice a year so his or her optimal health is ensured.

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