A Journey of Healing and Happiness: Stories from Katten TrimSalon


Welcome to Katten TrimSalon, where our furry friends find solace and care. In this article, we will share some heartwarming and inspiring stories about cats that have overcome medical challenges and now live happily ever after. These pictures may contain graphic content, but rest assured, all the cats shown here received the necessary treatment to ensure their well-being.

Mange (mites)

A Happy Ending for the Cats

Let’s begin with the heartwarming tale of the cats that triumphed over mange. These photos were taken in January 2007, and as of September 2011, not a single cat in the colony showed any signs of mange. Mange mites are skin parasites that cause severe itching. The resulting wounds can become infected, but all the cats in the colony healed perfectly without the need for antibiotics. They simply required medication to eliminate the mites.

The cats featured here are part of a feral colony that underwent the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) process. When these cats were anesthetized for their surgery, they were also treated with Revolution to combat mange. We continued to provide medication in their food until the mange was completely eradicated. Now, their quality of life has vastly improved since they have been spayed or neutered and received treatment for mange.

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The kittens, once thin from constantly scratching at the mange mites, can now use their energy to grow healthier and stronger. The food they consume now goes towards building their muscles rather than fighting off the mange.


Meet “Happy” (Pre-treatment)


Meet “Pudgy”


“Happy” (Post-treatment)


We will continue to monitor this colony for any signs of mange and provide necessary treatment as needed.


Skin Cancer

A Battle with Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Next, we have a story of a cat bravely facing skin cancer, specifically squamous cell carcinoma. Let these images serve as a reminder of the importance of early detection and intervention.


A Lion Cut for a Happier Feline

Now, let’s meet Scooter, a cat who found immense relief through a lion cut.

Scooter, ever grateful to their human mom, exudes happiness and contentment.


Thanks, mom! I am much cooler now!


Pyometra: A Warning Against Unwanted Kittens

The following images depict the serious consequences of not spaying a cat. Meet an eight-month-old feral cat suffering from pyometra, a dangerous condition where pus accumulates in the uterus.


The uterus in a cat of this age should be about half the diameter of a pencil.


A pus-filled uterus is a painful reality.


Dr. Pierson’s Buddies

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the adorable companionship shared by some of our beloved feline friends.

Meet Gunsmoke, affectionately known as “Smokey.”


Say hello to Swashbuckler, fondly nicknamed “Buck.”


And last but not least, Quincey Jones, simply known as “Quincey.”


Sweet Smokey, captured turning so graciously.


Witness Smokey’s remarkable leap over water.


Feral Cat Management

Discover our innovative approach to feral cat management. We employ elevated tables to prevent other animals from consuming the cat’s food. These tables, approximately 36″ high, effectively deter raccoons. They are made from 2′ x 4′ sections of wood, about 1.5″ thick, with smooth rounded heads and machine screws. To ensure proper attachment, use nuts and large washers. The table legs can be easily obtained from Home Depot. For the “food guard,” old scrap molding and L brackets are utilized.

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At Katten TrimSalon, our mission is to provide expert care and support for cats in need. Through these stories, we hope to inspire compassion and promote responsible pet ownership. If you’d like to learn more about us and the services we offer, please visit our website: Katten TrimSalon.

Remember, each cat has a unique journey, and by working together, we can ensure their happiness and well-being.