Grooming is an absolute must for long-haired cats - no matter which breed. You too as a mistress or master should definitely participate in it, because velvet paws with particularly long mane alone can not usually take care of their coat splendor. So that your fur ball is completely satisfied, you should pay attention to some important things.
If cats have not had any bad experiences with human brushing, they will certainly enjoy this external coat care. Get your cat up to regular grooming as early as possible. So you can strengthen the bond with your pet enormously, make an important contribution to the health of your pet and find even less hair on the furniture.
The right technique for grooming longhair cats
For long-haired cats, the coat should be brushed once a day. You should definitely take this time to save fur and other health problems for yourself and your baby. Brushing is always with the line - everything else cats feel uncomfortable. Do not pull too hard and hold the coat with the other hand a little so that it does not pull. Brush rather shorter time and once more, instead of stressing your salon lions.
Select the appropriate tool
Especially for long-haired cats you should get a special brush for grooming. For this you usually have to dig a little deeper, but the purchase is well worth it. So-called plucking brushes are particularly suitable because they reliably remove dead hair and loose undercoat.
In order to give the finishing touches to your velvet paw, you can use brushes with wild boar bristles. They give the hair a special shine. If you want to do something good for your stub tiger in addition to grooming, use a pimple glove - your cat will love the massage.
Under no circumstances should you use a normal plastic comb. He can charge himself electrically while combing and give both you and the cat an unpleasant blow. The grooming tools in the pet store are always indicated for the appropriate coat length (short, medium, long).
Shearing is a stopgap
If the coat is too matted, sometimes only a shearing helps. Since skin and felt pads are sometimes difficult to distinguish, you should have this procedure done by the vet. Under light anesthesia, the broken coat is removed. Even if the coat is now unproblematically short, you should start directly with the fur care routine. So you get used to your pet gently to the daily care and prevent a new matting of the coat - this is not only unpleasant for the cat, but can also lead to painful skin problems.
A shearing also stimulates the hair growth of your longhair cat, so regular brushing afterwards is more important than ever!
However, there is one area where the hair is allowed to be trimmed a little: around the butt. This reduces the risk of residual debris sticking to the fur.
Bathing as part of grooming?
Some purebred cats get accustomed to bathing from an early age and there are a whole series of care shampoos that are supposed to provide for a better coat and less hair on the sofa. Nevertheless, the water-shy animals do not belong in the tub! Constant bathing means stress and can lead to skin problems. Only in an absolute emergency, such as when toxic substances have entered the coat, you should wash your favorite. In no case do animals with felted fur belong in the water.