Grooming cats requires effort, but dealing with long-haired kitties can be even more challenging. Today, our Suwanee vets share a few tips on grooming cats with longer fur.
Grooming Long-Haired Cats
Grooming can be a challenge for cats, especially those who don't enjoy the process. Long-haired cats require extra attention during grooming, making it even trickier. However, there are ways to simplify the task.
Our veterinarians offer insights on grooming and trimming long-haired cats to keep them looking clean and tidy.
Tips on Grooming Cats With Long Hair
If you want to make grooming your cat's long fur easier while minimizing discomfort, you can do a few things. Follow these tips to keep your cat looking and feeling their best:
- A wide-toothed brush can help make brushing easier.
- Use trimmers or a special mat removal brush to help clear away any matted fur.
- Once the knots are out, a fine tooth comb can help to brush and soften your cat's fur.
- The final brushing should happen with a glove or soft brush.
- Haircuts can help to keep your cat's fur manageable.
- Use products specifically made for grooming long-haired cats.
- Be sure to keep a regular grooming routine.
- Bathe your cat when necessary to clear away dirt and debris.
Professional Cat Grooming
Are you wondering what happens during a professional cat grooming visit to help get your cat's unruly fur under control and feel soft and healthy? Here are a few ways that your groomer will get your cat freshened up:
- The groomer will trim your cat's nails and, if necessary, shave the area around your cat's bottom.
- The next step will be to bathe your cat and wash away any dirt and buildup. Two shampoos will ensure that your cat has been adequately cleaned.
- The groomer will wrap your cat up in a towel and clean their eyes and ears.
- They will then dry your cat, clearing away any loose fur and allowing them to check for skin concerns quickly.
- At this stage, the groomer will brush, trim, comb, use de-shedding tools, and give your cat a haircut if needed.
Regularly taking your cat to the groomer can ensure their fur stays clean and prevent uncomfortable mats and tangles. It also provides an opportunity to monitor their health, as many conditions and illnesses can affect the skin and fur, in addition to other parts of the body.
Tools You Will Need
There are several tools that can help to make grooming your log-haired cat easier, including:
- Nail Clippers
- Stainless Steel Combs
- Deshedding Tool
- Mat Remover
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.