You will get the same pay rate of 50% commission at almost all other grooming salons, private or corporate. So, you really aren't going to make more just by working corporate.
You can indeed make about $35k as a groomer, however, the way your schedule is restricted to only safely allow 6 dogs per day (though some of us could safely do 8) the likelihood of you doing that is pretty slim, especially if your salon has an abundance of groomers.
Typically the cat is placed in an acrylic box into which a combination of oxygen and the gas is pumped.
The mixture must be balanced and adjusted for the individual cat.
Eldridge also reports that the cat's weight and facial structure must be factored in.