Some cats, particularly those with longhair may require additional grooming over and above that which they do themselves with their tongues and this can be a very relaxing activity for human and cat alike. Some pedigree cat with long coats such as Persians don’t relish being groomed this but it really is essential to keep on top of the combing because if you miss a day or two, knots will develop that are virtually impossible to untangle without a visit to your vet or professional grooming salon.
Shorthaired cats are perfectly able to maintain their coat condition with their specially designed barbed tongues. Usually though, this doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a little brush/massage after a busy day in next-door’s garden.
There are numerous grooming products on the market, especially for longhaired cats, for example rakes, slickers and detangle sprays, many of which claim to make grooming as simple and safe as possible. What works for you and your cat can be a very personal thing, so it’s worth investing in a range of equipment until you find a combination that does the job and causes the least amount of stress for all concerned. You can also purchase one of a number of free-standing or wall-mounted grooming aids that encourage your cat to rub against them, thereby removing dead hair. It’s not an alternative to grooming but it can certainly be pleasant for your cat.
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Cat Zoom Groom
This groomer gives a gentle massage with soft rubber teeth and removes large quantities of dead fur, great for short and long hair cats at moulting time.
FURminator Long Hair DeShedding Tool for Large Cats
This is an excellent tool, used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, for removing dead and matted fur safely on long haired cats.
Sentry HC Groom'n Comb/with Catnip Pouch, cat groomer, cat comb, pet comb, cat grooming brush
Allows your cat to indulge in his two of his favourite activities: rubbing and grooming.This groomer can be fixed to the wall at your cat's height using the adhesive strips and it also contains reservoirs to hold catnip for added enticement!
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