very clean and tidy animals and will spend a very large part of their day
grooming and cleaning themselves. Although little extra help from their
owners is required for longhaired and semi-longhaired cats, as these cats
were bred for the long hair, and sometimes they can find it very hard to do
it themselves, which means these cats will end up with matter patches, or
dirt, twigs, and anything else that finds its way in; this can be very
uncomfortable for your cat. The grooming process is important, it can be a
pleasurable, bonding and rewarding experience for both the cat and the
grooming also helps good health as is simulates the blood vessels below the
skin and improves muscle tone.
your cat regularly will also help you to determine if it has fleas or any
other parasite, that may have latched on during it's daily garden
aware, if you cat has stopped grooming itself, then it could be far more
serious than just a lazy cat; as cats are very fussy animals, any sign of a
cat not grooming itself could mean it has contracted a disease or virus, and
your should take your cat to your vet as soon as possible.
there are many products available on the market to help you to groom your
cat. Some cats may be afraid of the comb, so you can purchase a glove that
can be used as a comb, your cat will find this far more natural and will be
more willing to accept it.
will enjoy being groomed, as it is just like being stoked, but make sure to
do it when the cat is relaxed, as a stressed or tense cat will not enjoy the
grooming and may develop a fear of you or the comb.