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Cats are clean
animals and spend a considerable amount of time grooming themselves. It’s
probably one of their top three tasks of the day, the other two being, sleeping
and eating. Brushing is one such grooming activity. Some cats love being
brushed, some cats hate it, while other cats may have never been brushed
before. The practice of brushing your cat is more beneficial than just the
quality time it gives you and your feline friend.
Cats are always
shedding fur, and this means that dead hair is hiding in their coats. Dirt,
dust, and fleas (if they exist) are also embedded in their coats. Your cat's
shed fur may settle on household furniture or the floor, and require cleaning
up. Brushing your cat regularly removes the dead hair with a brush and keeps
your house and cat clean.
No more matted
Your cat's fur
can become entangled and form clumps without regular brushing. The clusters
formed are painful, uncomfortable, and may need to be shaved off. They also
prevent blood circulation and can cause dirt, dust, and fleas to fester, giving
rise to infections. Regular brushing keeps fur tangle-free and healthy.
themselves clean, and without being brushed, they're likely to ingest the dead
fur, dirt, dust, and fleas. Apart from being unhealthy, ingesting these
particles increases the likelihood of them coughing up hairballs at home that
you’ll have to clean up.
allows for the natural oils on their skin to be spread throughout their coats,
giving them a healthy, shiny coat. Spreading natural oils also prevents
irritation and dryness.
Flakes under the
coat can be removed through regular brushing, improving blood circulation.
Improved blood circulation keeps the skin healthy and maintains the overall
health of cats.
Detect bumps and
brushing, it is possible to monitor your cat’s condition and watch out for any
abnormalities in their skin that may require a vet’s attention.
Many cats enjoy
being brushed and purr incessantly to express their delight. Brushing can
provide tremendous relief from stress and improve the overall wellbeing of cats
that enjoy it.
Time to bond
cat serves as a wonderful way to bond. Older cats especially rely on it since
they may have trouble grooming themselves.
With all the benefits
that are brushing offers, it's crucial to include it as a part of your regular
grooming plan. Don’t ambush your cat if he’s not accustomed to being brushed.
Start slow, choose a brush he’s comfortable with, and ease him into it. The
benefits are worth it!