Stress-Free Pets | Scaredy Cut

Stress-Free Pets is your go-to guide for eliminating everyday stresses from your pet’s life.

We often subject our pets to physical, mental, and sensory stresses that may be tolerable to us, but traumatic to them. We classify stress solutions into three categories:


The best way to eliminate stress is to avoid the cause of the stress from happening.


We can’t always eliminate stress, but we can usually do something to alleviate it. These strategies sooth and comfort them so that the stress is minimized.


In some cases, stress is unavoidable. Dealing with the aftermath of a stressful situation is important for our pets’ long-term happiness, as well as our own.
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    Cat grooming goes beyond the coat – cleaning your cat’s ears, eyes, nose, and teeth is an equally important part of your cat’s hygiene. Read more »
  2. Cat with a nice coat. Photo by Ralner Stropek (flickr).

    In-Home Cat Grooming Guide: Coat Care

    Though cats clean themselves, all cats benefit from regular grooming. Grooming lets you detect injuries and strengthens the bond between you and your cat. Read more »
  3. Detect Injury and Stay Healthy With In-Between Grooming

    Regular in-between grooming makes professional grooming visits less scary, and keeps you informed of any developing health problems. Read more »
  4. Mat Removal: How To Prevent and Remove Mats

    Mats are the bane of many a long-haired pet owner. Daily grooming will prevent mats, and Scaredy Cut Grooming Kit is a low-stress solution for mat removal. Read more »
  5. Raising a Well-Adjusted Cat

    A well-adjusted cat is not terrified of car rides, nor does it object to grooming and handling. However, these sanguine felines are made, not born. Read more »
  6. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Tail and Genital Area

    Taking care of your pet regularly involves grooming the tail, genital area, and expressing their anal glands. Learn how to groom these areas safely. Read more »
  7. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Legs, Feet, Nails

    The legs and feet of your dog or cat need regular care to prevent injury and stay healthy. We’ll help you train your pet to allow leg and paw handling. Read more »
  8. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Body, Neck, Chest, and Belly

    The body of your dog or cat can be easy to maintain on top, but more difficult around the belly and groin areas. Read our tips for grooming the body »
  9. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Head, Muzzle, Eyes, Ears

    The head can be a challenging area to groom for a sensitive pet. Establishing patterns of positive handling is imperative. Read more »
  10. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Taking Puppy Steps

    Take small steps when grooming your pet! Learn your pet’s boundaries and be very careful about pushing them. Read more »
  11. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Creating Great Expectations

    Creating expectations in a pet is easy. Take time to discover what kind of motivators get your pet really excited. Read more »
  12. DIY Home Grooming Guide: Getting Started

    We’ve put together the most important tips you’ll need to get started with grooming your dog or cat at home! Read more »
  13. Do-It-Yourself Home Grooming Guide

    Sometimes a groomer just doesn’t address the challenges of a sensitive pet. You may find that transitioning your pet to a home grooming routine is a good option. Read more »
  14. Safe Sanitary Grooming with Scaredy Cut

    Sometimes a groomer just doesn’t address the challenges of a sensitive pet. You may find that transitioning your pet to a home grooming routine is a good option. Read more »
  15. Help Mia Find a Home.

    Mia, an adorable black poodle, was abandoned by her owner and was found running through traffic. Help us find her a home. Read more »
  16. Managing Cumulative Stress in Dogs and Cats

    Pet stress, just like human stress, is cumulative. We’ll help you keep your pet’s cumulative stress level under control. Read more »
  17. Combating Your Pet’s Fear of Vibration

    There are a number of reasons why an animal might be scared of vibration. Here are some strategies to help you combat vibration fears. Read more »
  18. Reduce Your Pet’s Fear of Vets and Groomers

    Does your pet shake with fear at the thought of seeing the vet? Here’s a simple trick that’ll reduce your pet’s fear of vets: go for a visit! Read more »