Cats are the vainest creatures on Earth! Grooming themselves is what most cats spend half their day doing anyway, so why would you need kitties grooming tips?
Well, as I say, cats are vain. And fastidious. They like to be clean. They like their fur to be smooth.So I’ll bet you’ve seen your moggie licking her paw and washing her face a thousand times. And not just her face, right? You’ve watched her hundreds of times, rolling over to get at a hard to reach part of herself, and smoothing down her fur with her tongue.
And right there is the top reason you should make grooming your kitties a task you perform daily. When kitty is grooming all that stray fur out of her gleaming coat, a lot of it winds up in her stomach.
How To Brush or Comb Your Kitties
Kitties love being groomed! Of course, it is much easier to accustom your kitties to brushes and combs when she’s a tiny kitten, but even full grown cats soon come to thoroughly enjoy being brushed.
Brush gently and firmly following the natural line of your cat’s fur from her neck down to her tail. Patience is necessary; in fact some owners wrap their kitties loosely in a clean dishtowel before beginning!
If your kitties gets cross and struggles, stop and play with her until she grows relaxed.
Try to avoid bringing a brush or comb too close to her face.
Alternatives to Brushing
If your Kitties definitely doesn’t like being brushed, you can use a comb, or a grooming glove.
The technique is different from brushing. Don’t pull a comb through your cat’s fur, it will upset kitty. Instead, pick out a small patch of fur and groom a tiny area at a time, very gently.
Most cats love a grooming glove, it’s very easy to use and gives your kitties a nice massage, too.
What To Do If You Have a Long Haired Kitties
Long haired cats have to be combed. Brushes and grooming gloves just don’t do a thorough enough job, although they can be great for putting kitty into a relaxed mood before you get going with that comb.
Cats aren’t as keen on combs as brushes, especially if they’re long haired, but prevention is better than cure.
If your cat’s long hair isn’t combed through regularly, then her coat will become matted, which she will absolutely hate – and so will you, because matted hair turns cats into bundles of furry fury!