7 Ideas for Grooming Long Haired Cats

By | February 10, 2012

This article comes from i-love-cats.com a few years back for those with long-hair cats. Read on:

Do you have a long-haired cat as your pet? There are many people that love these cats but have to constantly contend with cat hair matting issues. There’s no doubt that to groom your long-hair cat on a daily basis is indeed a good idea.

Having a cat with long hair is definitely a challenge for any pet owner. Not only does your cat have long hair but the textures of the fur can be different also.

That is why it is imperative that you learn some important cat grooming tips to help you. This will make the grooming experience more enjoyable for you and your cat. Here are the most important tips you need to know.

1. Groom your cat on a daily basis because this will help to keep your pet’s coat tangle free. Not only will they feel better of course they will look better as well.

2. Always start grooming with a soft brush and work your way from their head to their tail only brushing in the direction that their fur is laying. Be very gentle when brushing their belly and tail.

3. After brushing with a soft brush it is a good idea to use a wide toothed comb to groom them. This will help to loosen any knots or get out matted hair.

4. Some breeds of long-haired cats also need to have their eyes kept clean. Some cats have fluid that will not drain through their tear ducts properly and this will cause what is known as weeping. Always check their eyes and clean them if needed.

5. When your pet is showing signs that they have had enough grooming then stop. Don’t try and force them to finish it. Instead you want to stop for now and try later when you and your pet are more relaxed.

6. To prevent fleas it is a good idea to finish the grooming by using a narrow toothed comb to brush your cat.

7. When first starting grooming sessions it is a good idea to start with short sessions. This will let your cat keep them from getting bored and let your cat get used to being groomed.

These are the most important tips that you need to know to groom long hair cats. In order to keep them healthy and looking good always remember that your cat needs to be groomed on a regular basis. These cat grooming tips will make it more enjoyable for both you and your pet.

By Anna Oftedal

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