Should you Groom your Cat?
The short answer: yes.
While cats are natural groomers and completely equipped to groom themselves – for the most part – there can be some cases when you may need to step in and help. For example, if your cat is elderly and has arthritis or has difficulty grooming themselves, then you may need to brush or bathe them more frequently to avoid matting.
Even if you groom occasionally because your cat has short hair or is great at grooming itself, you should still make an effort to keep your pet well-groomed. The good thing is that you don’t need to do much to help keep your feline’s fur coat in good condition. Brushing is the most important part of grooming, especially for cats with long hair that requires more maintenance. The GripSoft Cat Brush with Easy Grip Handle is the perfect simple and effective brushing to remove hairballs, untangle matted hair, reduce the amount of hairballs, and more for your furry friend.
And for cats who shed, you simply can't go past the Furminator. It will become your new best friend and ally against shedding. The Furminator doesn't cut your pet's hair, it simply lifts all of the loose hair from your cat's coat before it gets all over you and your furniture! Check out just one of the hundreds of videos.
Before grooming your cat, make sure you determine their tolerance of grooming, so if they don’t like regular bathing, keep it to a minimum and only bathe when necessary. Even with brushing, keep it to a few minutes at a time a few times a day, rather than embarking on a long session that could stress or aggravate your cat. For sensitive cats, a Silicone Grooming Brush such as the Kong ZoomGroom Silicone Cleaning Brush for Cats is a gentle way to massage and lift loose hair.
Before grooming, make sure to take some time to praise and pet your cat so that they’re comfortable. It’s best to avoid suddenly grabbing to groom them, as this will ensure they had it! You can also use treats from our Cat Treat collection to help your cat get used to the grooming process.
Good luck, and Groom On!