June 24, 2017

Tips to Make Cat Grooming a Pleasant Experience

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Like most pets, cats have certain grooming and health requirements to keep them looking and feeling their best. The grooming process for most cats is often an unpleasant experience, especially when it comes to getting baths or having their nails trimmed, but these things must be done. The following tips will help cat owners learn how to groom their cats with as little resistance as possible.

When grooming your cat there are certain things that should be routine, such as periodic baths which can sometimes be one of the hardest aspects of the grooming process? However, cats can be made comfortable before taking a bath and it’s important to be sure that your cat is relaxed. Brushing the cat beforehand will help keep them as relaxed as possible, as well as remove any excess hair. Also, make sure that the bath water is lukewarm and not too hot or too cold and be sure to use shampoo that will benefit your cat’s coat. If your cat is allergic to any kind of soaps or shampoos, take this into consideration when shopping for pet shampoo.

Cat_Grooming_Cat_Care_Cat_HealthAnother important step in the grooming process is to brush your cat on a regular basis. This will help eliminate any dirt, tangles, or excess fur that may be ingested when your cat is grooming himself. It will also help to keep the fur clean and healthier by eliminating dirt, distributing natural oils throughout the fur, protecting from tangles and ensuring the skin stays clean and free from irritants. Cats that have longer hair need to be brushed more often than cats with shorter hair, since longer fur is more likely to tangle. Cats usually enjoy being brushed because it makes them feel relaxed and more comfortable, so it is not only good for their fur but also for their overall well-being and happiness.

For cats that have not been de-clawed, it is also important to be sure their nails are clipped regularly; this can often be difficult since cats don’t always cooperate. However, this process can be made easier by giving your cat a little foot rub before attempting to clip the nails. This will help them feel more relaxed and will make the process easier on both of you.

By making grooming a more pleasant experience for you and your cat, you will be able to keep your feline friend healthy and happy for many years to come.

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