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Some useful cat grooming tips!

Grooming is useful, especially if your cat has long hair, as it helps make sure they don’t get knots or tangles in their coat.

How often you groom your cat depends on the breed and the time of year, but it is recommended grooming your cat regularly. You should also groom your cat when they are moulting. Use a brush with soft bristles, and brush through your cat’s fur to remove any stray hairs.

Grooming your cat is also a great chance to check for lumps, bumps or other skin problems. Watch out for mats in your cat’s coat. This could be a sign that they are having problems with their mouth, or of arthritis.  Brushing your cat also helps control furballs

When it comes to keeping themselves clean, cats are top of the class. They take personal hygiene seriously, using their tongue to lick themselves and their paws as a cloth. They also use their teeth to remove debris from their fur. However, despite the fact that cats spend a great deal of time grooming themselves, they still need extra help to clean those areas that they can’t reach.

How often a cat requires grooming depends on various factors. One of these is the length of their hair. Medium and long-haired cats are usually more prone to matting than short-haired cats, and therefore require more help with grooming.

Grooming should be a comfortable and enjoyable experience for your cat. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get them use to the process as early on as possible. If you have a kitten, try stroking them first before brushing and perhaps then reward them with treats. Slowly but surely, your cat will become much more accustomed to being brushed.