Cat grooming products to keep in mind after adopting
August 2, 2012
One of the main reasons why individuals decide to adopt a cat is because of their high standard of cleanliness, and the fact that they groom themselves consistently. However, even though your new feline may be a pro at keeping him or herself looking dapper, you'll still need to ensure that your feline's nails are clipped and stray hair is removed from your cat's coat so it won't end up on your furniture. Before you bring your cat home from a New York animal shelter, consider investing in a few of these handy cat grooming tools that will make your life as a cat parent much easier.
1. Nail trimmers. This is one of the most important products that you can buy, and you'll need to find an item that is easy to use and can clip your cat's nails as quickly as possible. According to PetProductAdvisor.com, there are three types of clippers - guillotine-style with a small metal hoop to place the nail in, scissors with circular indentations and standard human nail trimmers. Try each one at the pet store to see how they feel, and always be sure to clip just the tip of your cat's nails to avoid any discomfort during the process.
2. Double-sided brushes. The right brush makes all the difference during the grooming process, so CatChannel.com recommends purchasing one with both pins to remove tangles and bristles to leave your cat's coat with a lasting shine. This will allow you to perform the grooming process with one implement, which will help keep cat hair off of your furnishings and reduce the chance that your feline will develop hairballs from ingesting the stray fur.
3. Undercoat comb. If you happen to have a long-haired feline, you may need another tool in your arsenal to get down to your cat's undercoat to remove stray hair. These brushes typically have wider bristles that can penetrate deep down to the skin level to remove any hair that your feline may have missed. This can also effectively remove dead skin cells and treat other trouble spots that could lead to problems down the road.
Regular grooming is an important part of your role as a cat parent, so consider buying a few of these handy tools before bringing your feline home.