Cats can still benefit from regular brushing by their owners.Dirt, dead skin, and grease can be removed by brushing your cat regularly.This will make your cat's coat look better and reduce his risk of skin issues.Different brushing tools and techniques are needed for short and long haired cats.Pick the right brush and gather the other equipment for brushing your cat.Your cat's coat glows at the end of every brushing session if you brush it properly.
Step 1: Pick a clean surface for the brushing.
Pick a place in your home that is clean and easy to move around in.It's a good idea to have a high table or counter that is wide enough for your cat.Place the brushing tools on the surface so they are easy to reach.If your cat is more comfortable sitting on the ground, you can brush it on a hard surface like wood.
Step 2: It's a good idea to calm your cat down.
The majority of cats need to be in a calm state.Give your cat some attention and love before the brushing session.It's a good idea to pet its head and body.Place your cat on the high surface with the brushing tools on hand and pet it a few times to calm it down.If you want to relax your cat, massage its head and brush its coat with your fingers.As you pet your cat, you may say calming words.Say something like, "Who is a good kitty?" or "Are we ready to be brushed?" until your cat appears relaxed and at ease.The brushing session will be much more enjoyable with this.
Step 3: Treat your cat.
Give your cat a snack while you brush it if it starts to get upset or annoyed.This could be something it likes.If your cat starts to get annoyed or move around too much while you brush it, you can give it cat treats.
Step 4: Remove the metal comb from the cat's coat.
The metal comb is used to brush your cat.Move from its head to its tail.You should brush its entire body.It's best to brush one section of its body at a time.The hair on your cat's coat can lift up if you brush it in the opposite direction.Don't brush against the growth of its coat, brush in the same direction.
Step 5: The bristle brush should be run in the direction of your cat.
The bristle brush can be used to sweep dead hair and skin from your cat's coat.The brush should be run towards the cat's head.Run the brush away from your cat's head or smooth it down with your fingers.Do this when you see dead skin or dead hair on your cat.Some cats don't like the sensation of being brushed in the opposite direction of their hair growth.It may take some time for your cat to get used to this part of the brushing process.If your cat doesn't like being brushed with a bristle brush, you can skip this step.
Step 6: The rubber pad can be used to get rid of dead hair.
The rubber pad can be used to remove dead hair.Run the rubber pad from head to tail to remove dead skin or hair.If you want to remove dead hair and skin from your cat's coat, you need to do this all over his body.You can remove dead skin and hair from your cat's coat with a damp cloth or rubber glove if you notice it after using the rubber pad.Rub your cat's coat with a cloth or rubber glove to remove any hair or skin.
Step 7: If there are bumps, wounds, or tangles on your cat, you should look for it.
Make sure to check your cat's coat for any injuries as you brush it.Bring your cat to the vet for a check up if you notice any bumps or wounds.Sometimes bumps or wounds on your cat's coat can be a sign of a skin condition or a medical issue.If you notice mats on your cat's coat, don't try to remove them yourself.Pulling on mats can be painful for your cat.Bring your cat to a professional to have their fur trimmed.If you want your cat to have mats or tangles removed, you can bring it to the vet, but it will be more expensive than going to a professional.
Step 8: The flea comb can be used to check for ticks.
Fleas and ticks can be found during your cat's brushing.If you find black specks of dried blood in your cat's coat, you should use the flea comb.The ticks in your cat's coat are very small and black.Adult fleas are hard to find on cats.Flea dirt may be the only evidence of a flea problem.To tell the difference between flea dirt and regular soil, wipe a little of the dirt off of your flea comb with a white tissue.The tissue should be sprayed with water.Flea dirt can turn red or rust-colored.You can check your cat's anus for any tan, rice-sized objects as these may indicate the presence of a tapeworm.Take your cat to the vet if you see any signs of parasites.
Step 9: Praise and a treat after the brushing is done.
As long as your cat tolerates it, you should only brush it.If you notice any signs of stress in your cat, stop the brushing session.Give your cat a treat when you praise it.It will be easier for you to brush your cat in the future if you end the brushing on a positive note.The more you brush your cat, the more comfortable it will become.When your cat is brushed, he should become less stressed.
Step 10: The cat needs to be brushed at least three times a week.
Cats with short hair don't need to be brushed.Try to brush your short haired cat at least three times a week.If you plan to brush your cat the same time and place three times a week, it will get used to the routine.Staying on top of any injuries as well as any fleas or ticks on your cat's coat will be easier if you stick to a regular brushing schedule.Cats that are brushed are less likely to have hairballs.
Step 11: At a young age, get your cat to brush its teeth.
Try to get your cat used to brushing at a young age.Your cat will grow accustomed to being brushed and be less stressed when you brush it.You can maintain a close relationship with your cat if you start brushing and grooming early.
Step 12: It's a good idea to brush your cat the same every week.
Every time you brush your cat, follow the same procedures.Your cat will get used to the routine and know what to expect.As time goes on, you may want to extend your cat's brushing sessions as he may feel more relaxed and comfortable with the brushing routine.If you notice that your cat doesn't like certain aspects of the brushing routine, such as being brushed against the natural growth of its coat, change it up so you are brushing with the coat instead.The brushing sessions will be comfortable for your cat.