Why is it important to brush your cat?
– Brushing Helps to prevent Hairballs
– Great for bonding and relaxation for you and your cat
– Regular brushing reduces Shedding
– Removing loose hair helps pet to regulate body temperature- cooling them in the summer and keeping them warm in the winter
– Brushing your cat regularly from the time it is young gets them used to being handled and touched
– Helps skin/coat to distribute skin oils, preventing flakes and keeping coat shiny
– Less hairballs around your house and hair on the furniture (and your clothes!)
Brush with the grain, concentrate on one area at a time. If your cat becomes over stimulated or tired of being brushed, it’s best to discontinue brushing and resume at another time. You want brushing to be a positive, enjoyable experience for your cat! Even if you are only able to brush for a few minutes at a time, it’s still beneficial, and you can always build up to longer as your cat begins to enjoy your grooming sessions!
How to brush and groom your cat-
First, make sure your cat is comfortable and receptive to being touched. Begin with areas where your cat likes to be pet, usually on the back, between their ears, or under the chin. Brush with the grain, and concentrate on one area at a time. As your cat becomes receptive to being brushed, you can slowly make your way toward more sensitive areas. If they become uncomfortable, stop for a while, then you can continue when they return back to being comfortable. Over time, your cat will become accustomed to being brushed and will enjoy it!
Finish each brushing session with some catnip or another special treat so they start to associate being brushed with good things!
It’s best to brush a short haired cat once every few days or once a week, but any amount of brushing is best!
What’s in the box?
– The rubber acts like a magnet to attract loose hair, it is flexible and light which is easy on a cats skin and reduces over stimulation from brushing, removes loose hair and massages skin, is the best brush for sensitive areas
– A slicker is a flat metal brush that has small, fine wire bristles that are bent at a slight angle. Wire slickers are good at removing any loose fur.
– A soft-bristled brush is good for removing dirt, debris, dead skin cells and loose hair from your cat’s coat. It’s also nice to use at the end of a grooming session to distribute the oils through the coat, which makes it shiny and smooth.
– A flea comb isn’t just for fleas! They can also be used as a ‘precision brush’. Flea combs are great at removing any loose debris in your cats coat. Because the teeth are close together, they will also remove lots of dead hair. A flea comb is best used at the end of your brushing routine as a finishing tool.
– Trimming a cats nails regularly has numerous benefits! Not only does it prevent a cats nails from being little pointy needles, but it helps with paw health and discourages negative clawing behavior!
-Encourages bonding between owner and pet through play- and can be given as a fun treat after a grooming session!