Quick Tips: Why Grooming Is Important

Proper coat care provides health benefits. Learn eight ways regular grooming can help your cat.

Posted: Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 PST 2002

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Grooming is an essential part of keeping your cat healthy.Veterinarians, breeders and groomers recommend that most cats receive some sort of grooming on a regular basis for a variety of reasons. Here are eight ways grooming helps your cat:

1. Decreases hairballs.

2. Controls fleas.

3. Keeps the cat (and therefore your home) cleaner.

4. Keeps matting to a minimum.

5. Allows the cat more freedom of movement.

6. Removes dead skin/fur.

7. Degreases the coat.

8. Avoids the chance that elimination would be impeded.

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Janet    Bethlehem, PA

11/20/2013 3:12:44 AM

thanks

Lori    Apple Valley, MN

8/25/2009 7:24:06 PM

My cats also enjoy being combed.They all have their specific places they like to be combed.So depending on where I am in the house determines which cat comes to be groomed.

jessica    yc, CA

8/25/2009 7:19:38 PM

good tips

Anon    City, CA

8/25/2009 7:02:31 PM

I find grooming my cats relaxing for both them and me. It is a great way to spend time together.

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