Cats need grooming just like dogs because of shedding, dandruff, hairballs, matting, waxy ears, or even just how they smell from using a litter box or exploring outside.
Your beloved feline will look and feel like the “cat’s meow” after a successful grooming session at home or by a trusted groomer.
Want to bathe your own cat? Here are a few tips to consider…like trimming their nails first!
A detailed cat grooming session should include:
Brushing: Regular brushing will help keep your cat’s fur in good condition. Brushing will remove dirt, spread natural oils throughout its coat, prevent tangles and help keep skin clean and irritant-free.
Bathing: While cats can be meticulous groomers, there are times when they really need a bath — whether they got into something messy, if their coat feels oily and in need of care, or if they have a medical condition that requires regular bathing with medicated shampoo.
Clipping nails: Most cats do not like having their claws trimmed. Start trimming claws in young animals so that they get used to the process. Some cats will happily sit in your lap or on a table while you trim their claws, others may require some form of restraint. Make sure to offer your cuddly kitty a few treats after nail trims if they show signs of anxiety or stress.
Remember that cats do not groom themselves, they lick themselves. Licking doesn’t remove mats, kill fleas, eliminate dandruff, freshen bad breath, kill germs, or trim sharp nails. Think about it…if we licked ourselves all over, we wouldn’t be clean would we? 🙂