How We Create a Reduced-Stress Environment for Your Cats with Tandem Grooming

How We Create a Stress-Free Environment for Your Cats with Tandem Grooming

At Cats in the City, we are dedicated to providing a calm, comfortable, and safe grooming experience for your feline friends. Our approach focuses on reducing anxiety and stress through a variety of thoughtful strategies.


Creating a soothing atmosphere is key to your cat’s comfort.

  • Avoiding Bright Lights: Harsh, bright lights can overwhelm your cat’s sensitive eyes and increase stress.
  • Soft, Natural Lighting: We use soft, diffused lighting or natural light to mimic the gentle light found in a cat’s natural habitat, promoting relaxation.


A quiet environment is essential for maintaining your cat’s calmness during grooming.

  • Minimizing Loud Noises: Sudden, loud sounds can startle your cat and trigger their fight or flight response, making grooming difficult.
  • Sound Proof Grooming Suites: Our grooming suites are soundproofed with acoustic panels, heavy curtains, and sealed gaps to minimize external noise, creating a tranquil environment.


We ensure the grooming area is always at a comfortable temperature.

  • Avoiding Overly Warm Environments: Too much heat can cause discomfort and stress.
  • Maintaining Comfortable Warmth: We keep the grooming area at a comfortably warm temperature, ideally around 70-75°F (21-24°C), to help your cat feel at ease.


Strong odors can distress your cat due to their highly sensitive sense of smell.

  • Avoiding Pungent Smells: We steer clear of strong odors from cleaning products, perfumes, or other substances that can overwhelm your cat’s senses.
  • Using Mild or Unscented Products: We use grooming products that are either unscented or have very mild, natural scents to minimize stress.

Pheromone Diffusers

Using pheromone diffusers helps create a calming environment.

  • Feliway Diffusers: These diffusers release synthetic versions of the calming pheromones that cats naturally produce, promoting a sense of security and well-being, making the grooming process smoother for both your cat and our groomers.

Reducing Anxiety

Creating a calm environment significantly minimizes anxiety and fear in cats.

  • Calm Atmosphere: Keeping the grooming area quiet, free from sudden loud noises, and filled with soothing sounds helps calm the cat.
  • Familiar Scents: Using familiar scents or pheromone diffusers can also reduce anxiety.


Less stress reduces the likelihood of defensive behaviors, such as scratching or biting, ensuring the safety of both the cat and the groomer.

  • Minimized Defensive Reactions: A calm cat is less likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors, reducing the risk of injuries.
  • Safer Handling: Groomers can handle and maneuver the cat more easily without the threat of sudden, defensive actions.


A relaxed cat is easier to groom, making the process more efficient.

  • Smoother Process: The cat’s cooperation means fewer interruptions and less resistance, enabling the groomer to complete tasks more smoothly.
  • Better Grooming Results: The quality of grooming improves when the cat is not stressed, as the groomer can focus on precision and detail.

Tandem Cat Grooming™

Our innovative Tandem Cat Grooming™ method ensures the best care for your cat by using a collaborative approach.

  • Coordinated Effort: One to two groomers focus on positioning your cat while the lead groomer concentrates on grooming the coat. This minimizes the uncomfortable involvement of cats in the grooming process and provides a calmer and safer experience.
  • Tailored Care: Suitable for every kind of cat, including those with conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia, and obesity, or those with limited mobility due to age. Tandem Cat Grooming™ allows us to handle cats that may be challenging for a solo groomer.

Our Commitment

At Cats in the City, our commitment to your cat’s well-being is demonstrated through our innovative methods and thoughtful environment.

  • Stress-Free Grooming: Our soundproof grooming suites and Tandem Cat Grooming™ method highlight our dedication to providing a stress-free and humane grooming experience.
  • Join Us: Embrace this revolutionary approach and see the difference it makes for your feline companions.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a grooming session, please contact us. We look forward to providing your feline companions with the care they deserve.

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