Most cats do not necessarily need grooming appointments. They do a fairly good job of keeping themselves clean. However, if you can afford to do so, and if it's not too traumatizing to put your cat in a crate and take them to the groomer, then there are some benefits associated with this service.
Ticks and other parasites are less likely to go unnoticed
As the groomer works on your dog, they will part their hair and get a good look at their skin in the process. If there are any ticks or other parasites on your dog's skin, then the groomer will notice them sooner rather than later. This will help ensure bigger problems like Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, do not go unnoticed. And it will help you determine whether the parasite prevention medications you're using are as effective as they should be.
Your cat is less likely to develop mats
Mats are dense tangles of hair. They most often form in the cat's undercoat. They start off small, but they can grow large fairly quickly. Once they do grow past a certain size, they can start to irritate your cat's skin and even lead to infections. You may not notice small mats when you're just petting your cat, but a groomer will definitely notice them. They can remove them when they are small to prevent these larger issues over time.
You can have your cat's nails trimmed
Cats can cause damage to furniture when they scratch it. Keeping their nails trimmed can really help minimize this damage, but trimming your cat's nails on your own can be a bit daunting. You do need to make sure you don't trim them too short, or else you may cut into the quick and cause your cat to bleed. A groomer will know how to safely trim your cat's nails and will generally do this as a part of the appointment.
There will be less hair around your home
One downfall of owning cats is that they do shed. When you take them to the groomer regularly, however, a lot of the hair will be removed before it has a chance to get scattered all over your home. You won't have to spend as much time and effort lint rolling and vacuuming.
Taking your cat to the groomer is not exactly necessary, but it is incredibly helpful and something to consider. Visit a pet grooming service in your area, such as Kibble Pet Grooming, to experience these benefits and more.