Cat Grooming Tips
Cats require regular grooming to stay happy and healthy. Cat grooming includes caring for your pet’s skin, coat, nails, ears and teeth. Regular grooming can help you spot issues with your pet’s skin sooner, allowing you to treat them before they are able to become a much bigger problem.
It’s important to remember that not all cats will tolerate being groomed. If your cat fights the grooming process, it might be best to take them to a professional groomer. This is the best way to avoid injury to yourself and your cat.
Cats generally take very good care of their coat. Occasionally, they might get into something sticky, smelly or dirty. Older and disabled cats might not be able to clean themselves properly. If this is the case, you’ll need to give your cat a bath.
Use only warm water and shampoo meant for use on cats. Human or dog shampoos can irritate your cat’s skin and eyes.
Brushing your cat helps remove dead hair, dirt and grease from their coat. It also removes dead skin cells, improves circulation and encourages the skin to produce more oils. This moisturizes and improves the condition of the skin and coat. Depending on your cat’s coat, you should brush them at least once or twice a week.
Your cat’s ears can become dirty with debris and wax. Check your cat’s ears once a week for build-up. This can also help you spot the early signs of infection or ear mites.
Your cat uses their feet for climbing, scratching, jumping and landing. You’ll need to inspect them regularly for injury and trim your cat’s nails every four to six weeks. Be careful when trimming the nails that you don’t cut into the vein. This can cause bleeding and pain for your cat.
Your cat needs to have their teeth checked regularly for damage and infection. Your veterinarian can let you know if your cat requires deep cleaning. Between vet appointments, have your pet’s teeth brushed with a pet-safe brush and toothpaste.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers cat grooming from our full service salon in Fountain Valley. Bath and haircut appointments include nail trims, ear cleaning and brushing. We also offer teeth brushing for an additional charge. Please call 714-962-1005 to schedule a grooming appointment.