Cats have been our constant companions for thousands of years, and for good reasons. They are among the most popular pets in the world, noted for their independence while being friendly.
Table of Contents
Note: There might be affiliate links mentioned here. We may receive a commission if you purchase a product through an affiliate link. There is no additional charge for you. Please do your own research before making any online purchases.
Clip your cat’s claws every few weeks
The majority of indoor cats have overgrown nails unless they are avid scratchers. These may come into contact with something and get hurt. Verify if touching your cat’s paws is okay with them. Allow them to acclimate to the sensation for a few weeks before cutting. Using a cat nail trimmer, softly press down and extend each paw when you’re both ready to prevent the claws from retracting.
Pay attention to the ears
Examine your cat’s ears and ear canals during the washing process for any indications of discharge or redness. To clean the ear canals, use a cat ear cleanser and make sure to follow the directions on the package. A cotton ball can be used to remove any dirt and cleaner; however, do not use Q-tips as they may cause ear injury.
Brush cats with short hair once a week and cats with long hair two to three times a week to prevent matting and the formation of hairballs. Shorten sessions if your cat wriggles. However, make sure the brush you use is good and made to remove superfluous fur—for example, a bristle brush, soft rubber brush, or comb.
Though most companion cats will take care of their grooming, it is still beneficial to their health and welfare to keep a regular grooming schedule. Each cat is different when it comes to how and when you should groom them. Cats with long or medium hair typically require more grooming, and this is especially true during shedding seasons when cats lose more hair. Long- and medium-haired cats should ideally be groomed every day, while short-haired cats can typically be groomed once a week. Certain cats may require frequent grooming; they include elderly cats and cats with mobility or flexibility issues, such as arthritis, which may make grooming difficult for them.