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The Best Grooming Tips for Your Cat A clean cat is a healthy and happy cat, and we are here to make it happen. A little maintenance may go a long way, from skin and fur care, bathing, brushing, shedding, ear care, paw and nail care, to dental care and ear care. Potential injuries may happen because some cats cannot tolerate being groomed, so it is advisable to set up an appointment with a veterinarian or professional groomers to have your cat groomed. Cats are well-equipped to handle their own hair care needs, however if your fastidious feline gets very dirty, sticky or smelly, it’s time to give your cat a good bath. Remember to bathe your feline at her most mellow, so it will help engaging your cat in a play session to help them tire out. It is recommended to trim your cats claws before bathing for your own protection. Brushing is helpful in removing your cat’s dirt, dead hair, grease, and skin flakes, as well as for proper blood circulation and improvement of overall condition of your cat’s skin. One or two brushing a week help your cat to keep her healthy glow, finding regular sessions especially beneficial as your cat ages, and is no longer able to groom properly on her own. Use a metal comb from your cat’s head to tail, brushing in the direction the coat grows, and brushing all over the body, such as the chest and abdomen, focusing on one section at a time, to remove hair tangles and dead hair of short-haired cats. For long-haired cats, you can start brushing on the abdomen and legs, then gently comb the fur upward toward her head, and comb the neck fur upwards toward the chin. Running your hands along the cat’s body, checking for bumps, wounds and hidden tangles and checking for flea and ticks and black specks of dried blood left by fleas must be done during weekly grooming sessions. For caring for the ear, monitor and clean your cat’s ears once a week for debris, wax and infection, and your cat’s outer ear should have no bald spots, and the inner ear’s surface must be clean and light pink. Watch out for signs of ear problems such as head tilting or shaking, persistent pawning and scratching, sensitivity to touch, loss of balance and orientation, unpleasant odor, redness or swelling of ear flap or canal, bleeding, accumulation of dark brown wax and hearing loss. It is essential for cats to have a healthy feet to climb, scratch and achieve amazing acrobatic landings, as well as regularly checking and cleaning your cat’s paws, making sure they are wound-free. For nail care, make sure no other pets are around and it is advised do it when your cat is relaxed, sleepy, groggy or after-meal state.The Essentials of Guides – Getting to Point A

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