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The Best Grooming Tips for Your Cat

A clean cat is a healthy and happy cat, and we are here to make it happen. A little maintenance may go a long way, from skin and fur care, bathing, brushing, shedding, ear care, paw and nail care, to dental care and ear care. Potential injuries may happen because some cats cannot tolerate being groomed, so it is advisable to set up an appointment with a veterinarian or professional groomers to have your cat groomed.

Cats have innate grooming tools which are their teeth and tongue, but if your fastidious feline gets very dirty, sticky or smelly, you need to give your cat a bath. When it comes to bathing your cat, schedule baths when your cat is at her most mellow. For your own protection, it is advisable to trim your cats claws before bathing. Brushing is beneficial to your cat’s overall health and well-being because it helps remove your cat’s dirt, dead hair, grease, and skin flakes, as well as for proper blood circulation and improvement of overall condition of her skin. One or two brushing a week help your cat to keep her healthy glow, finding regular sessions especially beneficial as your cat ages, and is no longer able to groom properly on her own. For short-haired cats, use a metal comb from your cat’s head to tail, brushing in the direction where the coat grows, and brush all over your cat’s body, the chest and abdomen, focusing on one section at a time, to remove hair tangles and dead hair. For long-haired cats start brushing on your cat’s abdomen and legs, then gently comb the fur upward toward her head, and don’t forget to also comb the neck fur upwards toward her chin. Your weekly grooming sessions should include running your hands along your cat’s body, checking for woods, bumps and hidden tangles and checking for flea, ticks and black specks of dried blood left by fleas must be done during weekly grooming sessions.

For caring for the ear, monitor and clean your cat’s ears once a week for debris, wax and infection, and your cat’s outer ear should have no bald spots, and the inner ear’s surface must be clean and light pink. The signs of ear problems include sensitivity to touch, head tilting or shaking, persistent pawning and scratching, loss of balance and orientation, unpleasant odor, redness or swelling of ear flap or canal, bleeding, accumulation of dark brown wax and hearing loss. Cats should have a healthy feet to climb, scratch and achieve amazing acrobatic landings, so it is essential to regularly check and clean your cat’s paws, ensuring that they are wound-free. For nail care, it is best to do it when your cat is relaxed, sleepy, groggy or after-meal state.Practical and Helpful Tips: Cats

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