Cat Grooming Supplies

Cat grooming supplies are essential for grooming your cat.

Grooming is a very important part of keeping him looking healthy, keeping his coat in good condition, and even checking for any possible health issues or problems such as parasites or infections.

When it comes to grooming your cat you’ll need the proper cat grooming supplies. These tools can range from cat combs and brushes to shedding items, ear and eye products, dental tools and cat bathing supplies. It is important to pick out the right cat grooming supplies depending on the breed of cat that you have.

Should I use a cat comb or cat brush? This all depends on what you want to achieve when grooming. If you’ve noticed any fleas jumping around on your cat, then a comb would be best. A comb will also remove any matted fur. A brush on the other hand is ideal for regular use, especially on indoors cats who don’t have many matted areas. Using a brush on your cat is also good for removing dead skin, any loose hair and providing a good massage.

Picking the right comb is important:

  • Find something made of stainless steel that has teeth that aren’t too sharp.
  • It should be easy to use and easy to handle.
  • The cat comb you pick should have two sections of teeth, one fine and the other coarse.

Pointers when choosing a cat brush: There are several types to choose from - wire, rubber, plastic, and palm.

  • Make sure the bristles are not too sharp.
  • Wire teeth are better for long haired cats, as they help prevent matting and knotting.
  • Soft bristles are good for short haired cats.
  • IIt's good idea to have a couple of brushes handy just in case you lose one.

Cat Bathing Supplies

Shampoo – There are many types to choose from, some common types are:

  • Flea & Tick Control
  • Shampoo for kittens
  • Waterless shampoo - good if your cat doesn't like water.
  • Spray type shampoo & powder
  • Grooming wipes - If you don't have a lot of time to give your cat a bath, these can be a convenient time saver.
  • Towels - Use to dry your cat off.

Ear & Eye Supplies

You should have grooming products on hand for a situation where you need to clean your cat’s ears and eyes. A few good items to have are:

  • Feline Ear Cleaner
  • Wipes and pads
  • Antiseptics and eye drops

These items will help you remove any dried discharge around your cat's eyes.

Dental Health

You can find special toothbrushes and toothpastes specifically designed for cats. These will keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy and clean. There are also breath mints and chew toys you can find that will remove tartar from their teeth.

Trimming Your Cat's Claws

Keeping your cat's claws trimmed is important, not only in saving the furniture in your house but also in enabling them to walking properly.

If you plan on doing it yourself, you should have some nail clippers and nail files on hand. It’s a good idea to smooth down their nails or use styptic powder.

An alternative is to put nail pads on their nails. These cover their nails to prevent scratching.

Other Useful Cat Grooming Supplies

If you have a cat who just doesn’t like being brushed, try using cat grooming gloves. They’re a great way to remove excess cat hair and will leave your feline friend purring with delight.

Cats shed a lot throughout the year, especially indoor cats. If you’re tired of constantly having cat hair all over your house, look for cat grooming supplies to control his shedding. There are various products available, from de-shedding combs, to supplements that will eliminate shedding and improve your cat’s coat.

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