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Grooming- Taking Care Of Your Cat

There are lots of good reasons why you should brush (or groom) your pet regularly. It can help you build an important bond between you and your pet – in other words, help you become really good friends. It means you’ll spend quality time together. Plus it’s good for them!

When you brush your cat, you’re actually massaging their skin and it helps improve the way their blood flows around their body – or if you want the science it’s called “stimulating their blood circulation!”. It also removes the dead, itchy and loose hair in their coat and keeps it smooth and tangle free – just like brushing your hair does. It’s also a great way to check for fleas (scratch, scratch, scratch).

 You might think cats are too cool to be brushed – (they can look after themselves thank you very much).  But cats do need regular brushing to avoid them getting matted hair, particularly when they get old and it is hard to reach everywhere to clean.. Once a week for a short-hair cat and once a day for long hair.

 DON’T use your own hair brush on them and DO buy a special brush from your vet or local pet shop and use gentle strokes in the same direction as the hair grows.

  Grooming is a great time to do the PET MOT- Health Check Up.

 Ask your vet or a good pet shop for advice.


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