Best Essential Cat Grooming Products
There are a number of health benefits to keeping your cat well groomed:
Helps prevent intestinal blockages and vomiting due to hairballs
Maintains a healthy and shiny coat
Assists in the early detection of fleas, skin irritations and other potential skin problems
Helps to prevent fur becoming matted
Keeps fur free from debris, burrs, twigs, leaves etc
Provides an opportunity to regularly bond with your cat
Top Cat Grooming Brush Brands
Grooming your pet’s coat releases natural oils in the hair which creates a healthy, shiny coat and provides an opportunity for you to bond with your pet and develop a stronger relationship.
We stock some of the best professional cat grooming tools brush brands including:
Keep in mind, the best grooming tool for long haired cats will differ from that of short-haired breeds.
How Often Should You Groom Your Cat
While cats are excellent self-groomers, it’s important for owners to still carry out some basic grooming duties for their cats. Regular grooming makes a big difference to the amount of hair that your cat will ingest while cleaning itself and many cats will look forward to a good brush!
The frequency at which you groom your cat will depend on your cat's unique characteristics. For example, medium - long haired cats will require more frequent grooming than short-haired, particularly in the shedding seasons. While short-haired cats will only need to be groomed about once a week, long and medium-haired cats may need it on a daily basis in order to reduce the amount of excess hair they carry. The upside of regular rooming is less hair on your floor, furniture and clothes. Ensuring you have a quality cat grooming kit will help you keep your pet well-kept and make the entire process easier for owners.
Should You Clip Your Cat's Nails?
Cats' nails are continually growing and they keep them in shape by regular scratching. It is important to provide scratching posts or scratchers for cats, especially if they are indoors. You will see outdoor cats using trees and logs to maintain healthy nails. If your cat is scratching your furniture or carpet and you cannot successfully redirect them to a cat scratcher you may need to regularly trim their nails. Quality cat clippers and files will assist you to safely and accurately trim your pet's nails.
Read our ultimate guide to Cat Grooming to find out more about how to choose what's best for you and your cat's needs.