Home Grooming Your Cat

Home Grooming Your Cat

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A happy cat is invariably a clean cat. You can bathe your cat and trim its nails. It is also essential to keep your cat's eyes, teeth, and ears clean. The fur too must be clean and healthy. Before you start grooming your cat at home, remember that a few cats hate being groomed. If your cat falls into this category, there is a high chance that your cat may attack and injure you. In such cases, make an appointment with a cat groomer or a veterinarian. Do not try to groom your kitty at home.

Cleaning and brushing

For all practical purposes, there is no need for you to clean and care for your cat's fur. Your kitty cleans itself through her grooming tools- teeth and tongue. There are some days, however, that your cat becomes so dirty that you will be compelled to run it a bath. The process to clean the kitty should be of maximum efficiency and minimum stress.  It is a good idea to brush the cat. The action not only removes dead hair, grease, and dirt from your kitty's fur but also stimulates the circulation of blood and removes flakes from the skin. A healthy glow can be had and kept if you brush your kitty twice a week. This is especially true for senior cats who slowly lose the ability to groom themselves.

Skin and shedding

Do pay close attention to the skin of your cat. The skin condition indicates your kitty's overall health. The cat will scratch itself excessively in-case of a bad skin condition. There will also be an excess of licking or chewing. The skin is vulnerable to external parasites and also to allergies emanating from stress and seasonal changes. A combo of these could also be a problem. It is important to investigate the factors which affect the skin of your cat. Most cat owners visit the veterinarian to deal with their cat's skin problems.  Your cat sheds hair due to natural causes. It is a process of off-loading dead hair. Cats which spend most of their time indoors may shed all through the year. You can minimize the accompanying inconvenience by regularly grooming the cat. Vacuum the house to get rid of cat hair. Take note that while shedding is natural, having bald patches are not. This can be due to an underlying health problem. You must take your cat to the veterinarian. The ears of your cat can pick up sounds like you opening a bag of food on the other end of the house. Like all other organs, the kitty needs some help when it comes to keeping the ears clean. Examine the ears for wax and debris and clean them.

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