Tips for Brushing Your Cat’s Hair

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  A stray cat is taken out of it's pen at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on August 18, 2009 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is seeing a sharp rise in the number of cats requiring a home with 143 of the 145 shelter's pens full.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Brushing your cat’s hair on a regular basis is amazing! Not only does it remove dirt, grease and dead hair from her coat, but it also helps remove skin flakes and stimulates blood circulation. One or two brushings per week are ideal to help your kitty to keep her healthy kitten glow and allow her to bask in quality together time. It’s foolproof that you’ll find that regular sessions are especially beneficial when your cat ages and is no longer able to groom so particularly on her own.

Here are some tips for brushing your cat’s hair:

– Before you brush, check out the condition of your kitty’s coat. If it’s healthy, her hair will have a natural gloss and spring back under your hand when you touch it.

– With a metal comb, you can work the brush throughout your cat’s fur from head to tail to remove dirt and from over the years debris. Make sure to work along the lie of her fur, brushing in the direction the coat grows. Brush all over her body, including her chest and abdomen, concentrating on one section at a time to remove dead hair and tangles  can be especially effective for removing dead hair on cats with short fur.

– Long-haired cats who live out in the wild shed every spring, but those living  indoors with artificial light and heating shed throughout the year. You’d need for grooming sessions every few days to remove dead hair and prevent tangles. upward, too, toward her chin.

–  Cats are also suffer from skin conditions that don’t involve fleas, ticks or other parasites. If your cat shows any of the following signs, please have her examined by your vet:

  • Persistent scratching
  • Excessive licking and grooming
  • Biting at the skin and coat
  • Swelling under the skin
  • Increased shedding/bald patches

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