Not only do cat grooming techniques help keep your cat healthy and happy and keep her from developing hairballs, they also provide a way for you and your kitten or cat to bond. The kitten or cat’s mom did this starting the day she was born, so this ritual helps your kitten to feel bonded to you.
For the most part, cats and kittens take care of their own personal cat grooming needs. Felines are clean and fastidious animals; even big cats in the wild are regular groomers.
It’s important to use a proper cat grooming brush and comb when grooming your cat. Cat brushes are very different to dog or human brushes. They are noticeably softer, similar to a baby’s brush, and are especially made for cats. You will probably need to try different cat brushes to find one that is the best for your pet. There are a wide variety of brush styles out there – they all are designed for different sensitivity levels and hair types.
To help your cat and to protect your furniture, you should regularly trim your cat’s claws. This can be a daunting task for most people because it does involve the possibility of slipping and cutting your cat. Many people prefer to have their veterinarian or a professional groomer take care of this part of cat grooming.
To establish a successful grooming routine with your cat, it is important to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. First focus on starting slow and get your cat accustomed to the process by gently handling her as long as she will allow. It’s important that you do reward each positive experience with praises and gradually repeat until your cat is comfortable. Patience is the key to each successful and stress-less cat grooming experience.
You can choose from a range of hair cuts from a long hair clip to a shave. A lion clip is a cute hair cut especially if your cat is all matted, it’s a bit of styling fun. A good groomer can offer a full cat grooming clip or a part clip. A belly clip is a great way to keep your long hair cat cooler and matt free over the summer. There is also often an offer for a longer version for winter.
If your cat has allergies or special requirements, then special cat groomers can work with you to find a cat grooming solution that is suitable for your cat. In most cases it is possible to successfully groom difficult and hard to manage cats.