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Cat Grooming - Getting into the Groove

Cat Grooming - Getting into the Groove

For the most part you can allow cats to enjoy their grooming independence, because they do such a great job. However, it's always a good idea to monitor them from time to time, especially since they tend to swallow their fur, which can cause stomach and intestinal problems.

Combing Loose Fur

To minimize swallowing potentially problematic loose hair, it's important to comb or brush your furry friend on a daily basis to collect as much fur as possible before it gets licked up and digested.

Matting can also be a pesky problem, especially among long-haired felines, so regular and proactive combing or brushing can help prevent issues down the road.

A comb or a double-sided comb, one with a larger weave, is very useful. A slicker brush can also be helpful. See the full line of Le Salon and Le Salon Signature grooming products on this website.

Managing Hairballs

Routinely removing loose hair is no guarantee that your cat will be able to avoid hairballs if he grooms himself a lot. Very often, your furry friend may throw up a well-compacted mass of hair. While this can look distressing, it's not harmful.

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When hair is not vomited, it will often pass through to the bowels and cause constipation. Using a hairball paste once weekly or as required can be a good idea, especially with long haired cats.

Taking a Bath

Well groomed cats usually do not require a bath, particularly if they never go outside. However, when cats venture out and soil themselves—for example, under a greasy parked car—the grime may be too much even for their slick tongues to handle.

When a bath is necessary, use a gentle cleanser like Le Salon Cat Shampoo. The all-natural, tearless shampoo produces very little foam and requires less rinsing than regular shampoos. This means you don't have to expose your cat to overwhelming amounts of water to wash it off.

Essential Cat Grooming

Establish a nail trimming routine as soon as possible so that your cat will get accustomed to the procedure and feel comfortable.

For more information about cat grooming, click on Basic Care Guide.

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