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How To Groom Your Cat

No cat would like to be dirty, and it’s your decision to ensure that your cat stays clean. Grooming is extremely important, as it helps your cat remain clean and healthy. Grooming starts with brushing, as brushing helps to keep the cats hair from becoming hairballs. Brushing will remove loose hair, and help steer clear of the risk of hairballs. A lot of cats have trouble dislodging hairballs. If the cat isn’t able to get a hairball out, it could lead to a blockage of the intestines. Blockages are extremely serious, and can quickly become deadly for your pet.

Cats that have long hair have to be brushed and combed on a day-to-day basis, while cats with short hair have to be groomed on a weekly basis. When you brush your cat, you should always be on the lookout for lumps in the coat and skin irritations. You ought to begin brushing along the cat’s back, going from his head to his tail. Do this a couple of times on one side, and then switch to the other. Each area should be brushed a couple of times in the direction of the way your cat’s hair is growing.

Cat Allergies

When you brush your cat, you should invariably avoid brushing his face and paws. If a cat doesn’t like to be brushed, you can still groom him using another tool. The grooming glove is an excellent alternative to the brush, as most cats don’t mind it at all. Setting up young is the cornerstone to grooming, as it will get your cat used to brushing and grooming. Some cats that have started grooming when they were kittens grow to am passionate about it, nearly all of which often wait for their grooming time.

Cat Behavior

When brushing your cat, ensure that you check his ears, eyes, teeth, and claws. His eyes should be bright and clear with nothing residing in the corners. His ears should be clean, pink in color, and no sign of ear mites. Ear mites result from dirt built up in a cat’s ears, and can run to the ears shriveling up and your cat losing his hearing. Ear mites are very annoying for the cat, and hard for you as a proprietor to remove. The best way to eliminate them – is to ensure that your cat’s ears stay clean and healthy.

Cat Food

Each time you groom your cat, invariably you should aim to go a bit further with your examinations. When your cat remains still, you should invariably praise him and supply him with a treat. If your cat doesn’t cooperate and begins to struggle, you should not fight with him, but instead let him go and try the next day. Once your cat gets used to grooming he will watch for it each and every day.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on May 23, 2010

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