If you start grooming your cat from an early age, they will love for you to take out the brush or comb and start grooming them. It's important to brush your cat when you notice they are beginning to shed their hair, this is for your benefit and your cat's. You cat will love having that extra hair removed, there will be less hairballs, and your furniture won't have hair all over it. If you find the coat knotted when you are brushing, use your fingers to untangle the knot and not the brush or comb.
You also need to make sure that your cat's nails are trimmed; you can choose to do this yourself or have a grooming service do it for you. If you decide to take the task on yourself, you need to get clippers that are especially designed for cats. You also need to be careful not to cut into the quick of the nail or you will end up injuring your cat, this is why many prefer to have a groomer take care of this chore. After the coat and the nails are taken care of, you need to make sure that your cat's ears are clean.
Does any of this sound familiar to your own grooming habits?
Cleaning the ears should be done on a monthly basis. Do not use a cotton tip to clean your cat's ears! This process should only be done with a cotton ball and some mineral oil or alcohol, do not go any further into the ear than you can see to avoid causing your cat injury. The last step in the grooming of your cat involved their dental care. Many cats suffer from plaque buildup and it can become quite a serious health problem. In order to avoid this you need to try cleaning your cat's teeth.
Of course this might not be fully appreciated by your feline friend, but you need to wipe the cat's teeth with a baking soda and water mixture. The only other way to ensure that your cat's teeth get the attention that they need is to have your veterinarian look at their teeth and possibly perform a dental cleaning on them as well.