Is Cat Grooming Really Necessary?
Creature Companions|June 2021
The need of grooming a cat is a highly underrated topic as most of the pet parents are of the assumption that their pet cats prefer to clean themselves on their own by licking and self-grooming.
Anisha Vengurlekar

Cats do groom themselves but you can help keep their coat and fur in a good condition through proper grooming techniques. It is highly recommended to brush your long-coated and medium-coated pets once a week and the short-coated ones every two weeks. Grooming makes one aware of any ticks, fleas, wounds, skin ailments or lumps your cat is facing and in turn makes it easy to monitor their health.

Brushing your cat’s fur coat is something which is always overlooked, but it is really important and should not be avoided. Regular brushing keeps your cat’s coat from getting highly tangled and matted as well as keeps a good blood circulation going. Shedding is the natural process of your cat loosing dead hair. Indoor cats can shed all year round. Regular brushing can minimize the inconvenience of shedding and hairballs. Hairballs are caused when your cat constantly keeps licking herself and in turn consumes quite some hair, which they cough or vomit out later orally or through their feaces. Hairballs also cause constipation and in rare cases, life-threatening blockage! With the right brush, your kitty will feel like they’re getting a nice massage while you remove dead hair, stimulate new growth, and bring your cats natural oils to their skin.

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