22 May Hints And Tips For Professional Cat Grooming
Cats boasting shiny coats and trimmed nails look extremely well kept. And it’s no wonder why.
Cats love to be groomed. And they love to groom themselves. In fact, if you ever try to groom your cat, you will notice that he/she will never oppose it.
Here are interesting points to ponder about cat grooming:
1) Most cats spend half their time grooming themselves. They continuously lick their body to rid it of parasites, dirt and dander. Cats are independent, playful as well as clean, which make them ideal house pets.
2) Basic cat grooming generally involves washing and cleaning the cat’s fine coating of fur. However, sometimes it also involves trimming nails.
3) If the nails are outgrown, then scratching the skin frequently can lead to severe skin diseases like cat scratching disease (CSD). This disease seriously damages your cat’s skin and leads to bald patches because of this nail grooming also becomes quite essential.
4) While grooming fur, you can use gentle brushing and mild skin scratching. This helps cats to get relaxed and also helps develop a good bond between you and your cat.
5) Regular brushing helps keep away fleas and dirt from the cat’s body. As your cat can easily have skin allergies and illnesses due to the presence of dirt or parasites, brushing also helps to keep your cat healthy.
6) A cat’s nails can have rapid growth over their grown nails that turn inwards, a situation that can penetrate the paw and result in being very painful for the cat. Ignoring the situation can seriously injure your pet’s paw, resulting in infection and pus formation. So since cutting nails is a bit difficult task to perform, especially if your cat has a temper, if you are doing this first time, it is better to have a vet with you as extra strain on nail can injure cat’s paw.
7) To cut a nail, first press the paw and let the nails come out. Then cutoff uppermost pinpoint part of the nail and take care not to touch the pink shell.
8) Cat grooming is not limited to brushing fur or cutting nails. You should also pay attention to the entire body of your cat including all sensitive organs like eyes, ears, genital regions etc. This will help you to pick out strange cluttered things on the entire body, especially near sensitive organs.
9) Cat grooming also includes brushing a cat’s teeth in order to get rid of plaque and bad breath, which is common problem in almost all cats. This procedure does not need to be performed daily, but can be done anytime during the cat’s bath.
10) Bathing your cat once in week is enough to keep your cat clean. You can use various types of cat shampoos and soaps from a pet store during the bath. But you should keep the cat’s entire head out of the water and its ear covered with cotton balls, as wet ears invite sudden ear infection and pus formation.
Overall, if you are not sure about cat grooming, contact professional pet groomers who can help you. Their grooming facilities can provide additional services as well that you may like for your cat, like massages and physiotherapy for cats. If you go this route, though, be sure to inform the grooming staff about your cat’s likes, dislikes along with allergies.