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Brushing and Grooming a Cat

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Cat Grooming

furminator cat imageWhile some cats can take care of themselves when it comes to grooming, some cats require a little bit of owner assistance.  It’s normal for cats with long hair to develop mats despite their best efforts to groom themselves.  Cat grooming can be a painful process because adult cats that haven’t been groomed since they were kittens will dislike the feel of the brush against their skin and the pulling on their hair.  However, if you start grooming a cat when they’re a kitten, they won’t mind being brushed or groomed once they become older.  When grooming a cat, it’s important to take care not to pull against their hair.  You might need to use scissors to break up mats before brushing them, and it’s best to use a soft brush with numerous bristles rather than a rake.

There are also all kinds of electronic grooming devices for cats, but these devices can scare a cat with the noise so it’s important that they feel comfortable near an electronic clipper or brush.  Brush your long haired cat once every 1-2 weeks to avoid mats forming.

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