Make Cat Grooming Fun!

Make Cat Grooming Fun!

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Grooming your cat is all about keeping your favourite pet looking her best and inspecting her body for ticks or lumps and even tender spots. The more the fur on your cat, the more the grooming needed. As far as grooming is concerned, senior cats require more grooming than kittens and adult cats, because they tend to groom themselves less meticulously with age. Grooming with quality supplies is as important as choosing the best cat food. Cat grooming should be fun for both of you.

Follow these top grooming tips:

  • Make sure you schedule the session when the cat is relaxed, else it will be difficult to keep the pet stick around for long.
  • Avoid grooming your cat if you are in a bad mood, as the risk of losing your temper is high in such a state. Any such activity might send negative vibes to the pet and turn them away from future grooming sessions.
  • Cut the session short if the cat seems extremely stressed out, and try against when it appears calmer.
  • Frequent brushing will not only keep the pet appear clean, but also help prevent hairballs, which are often removed by surgery. During warm weather, the grooming frequency may need to be increased, as cats are known to shed their winter coats during this time. If you own more than one cat, you may need to buy different types of brushes or combs to make sure they work best for the cat they are meant for.
  • Bathing your cat becomes necessary if it becomes greasy and oily. Use a shampoo formulated for cats to massage the pet from head to tail. Place a rubber bath mat in a tub to ensure the cat does not slip.
  • Nail clipping is an essential part of cat grooming process. Some cats get very upset with nail clipping, especially during the initial days. In order to make clipping enjoyable, stress-free for yourself and the animal, begin by applying gentle pressure on the top of her foot. Use high-quality nail scissors. If you snip the quick, which is a vein in the nail, a styptic will come in handy to stop the bleeding. After a nail clipping session, don’t forget to reward the pet with a cat food or toy she loves.
  • Ear cleaning should be done at least twice a month. This helps in minimising build-up and preventing infections. Some cat breeds have a greater wax build-up than others and thus require more frequent ear cleaning.

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