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How To Groom Your Cat

By Kate Bishung
05 September 2022   |   11:56 am
The cat (felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammals. They belong to the family Felidae and is often referred to as a domestic cat. This way, they are distinguished from the wild members of the family. Here are ways to groom your cats: Bathing: Cats are well-known for their water and self-bathing…

The cat (felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammals. They belong to the family Felidae and is often referred to as a domestic cat. This way, they are distinguished from the wild members of the family.

Here are ways to groom your cats:
Bathing: Cats are well-known for their water and self-bathing skills. However, it is important to have a human assisted bath every 8 to 12 weeks. This timing works especially well and is true for cats who spend time outside and those whose grooming skills have started to decline with age. Also, bear in mind that you should never force the issue of bathing because your pet might become upset or anxious. Importantly, while bathing cats, never submerge them into a bathtub or use a hairdryer.
Brushing and Combing: Are some of the most important parts of grooming cats. Brushing and l combing your cat regularly: daily for long-haired breeds, and once a week for cats with shorter hair. With a cat brush, this will help keep cats with long hair from tangling.
Nail trimming: Although cats are known for their scratching habits and behaviour, cat owners can assist by providing cat scratch toys and scratch furniture. Hence, monthly trims are advisable because it can cut down on furniture damage and instances of claws getting snared or caught on clothing and upholstery.
Check ears, eyes and feet: Cats are synonymous for being, and active animals by nature. It is important to inspect between their toes for any cut items. Also wipe debris from their eyes, and clear their ears build-up on a weekly basis.

two beautiful young cats walk in a Sunny meadow on a clear spring day raising their tails and wrapping them in the shape of a heart

Dental hygiene oral: The oral hygiene of cats is very important. Veterinarians always advise to brush the outside surface of the teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste daily. And be sure to take your cats for a yearly routine check-up that includes checking of their teeth.
Fresh Smell: Cats are pretty good at taking care of themselves. Every day, they groom themselves try to get rid of any smell that may tip off other animals that a cat is anywhere around the corner. Their daily grooming regime also includes a distribution of natural oils that keep their fur clean, shiny and smelling fresh.
Feeding: When feeding your cats, do not feed them with too much dry food. Give them access to fresh water at all times, and you may routinely cats drinking more when they eat dry food. They rely on meat as the foundation of their diets, and the main meal of the day should always be meat.
Chose a cat-friendly veterinarian: Cats need yearly visits to the veterinarian for vaccinations, boosters and general health checks. It includes vaccinations against cat flu also requires regular flea control and even if they are indoor-only cats.
Litter trays: They need access to a clean litter tray which should be introduced to them at a young age. The litter tray should be kept in a quiet place away from the food and the water.
Desexing: It is paramount that your cat, whether male or female, is the desexed. This will help to prevent unwanted litters and also comes with health benefits for cats, such as reducing the risk of developing cancer.
In conclusion, it is important to show keen attention and care for cats and they, in turn, will reciprocate it.