Grooming Long Haired Cats
Updated on 11/9/13, Originally posted on 3/3/12
Weekly Bible Verse: Genesis 8:19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.
Cats were one of the animals on the ark with Noah and his family. Check out these links about Noah’s Ark and the flood:
Most long haired cats need help to keep their fur mat free. Pet owners that have a long haired cat probably already realize this. Older cats especially need extra help to maintain a long coat. Daily or even weekly brushing will easily keep a coat mat free but you must be thorough when brushing. Kittens should be trained at an early age to accept grooming. Do not make brushing your kitten a game by teasing them with the brush and allowing them to bite it. Start with short grooming sessions and build on them. Most cats will enjoy being brushed and will enjoy it even more as they become accustom to it.
Don’t let your kitty become mated because it can cause pain to the cat. Untreated mats become tighter and tighter as time goes on and will pinch and twist the cat’s skin. Also a mated coat can causes infections on the skin beneath the mat. If you cat is matted seek help from a professional groomer. A groomed cat is a happy cat.