The Challenges of Cat Grooming

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Fortunately, cats are natural groomers. They clean themselves much of their waking hours. They are able to clean themselves by using their tongue and teeth. Long hair cats, however, have more difficulty in keeping themselves free of matted fur.

Grooming your cat may be one of the most difficult activities you ever pursue. The one thing you need to remember is that cats don't like being controlled. They want the control. To groom a cat, you need to try to be in control, so let the challenge begin.

Persian Cats: Grooming Techniques Part 1

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Some type of grooming is essential for the Persian cat. Obviously, a show cat will need more grooming than a pet. If you love the look of a show cat, but do not show, you can still groom to that perfect show look. This is a series of articles that will cover every aspect of typical grooming sessions for a Persian cat, both for show and pet cats.

It is a good idea to have all your grooming supplies in place before you get your Persian kitten. What you will need:

Tips for Bathing Your Persian Cats and Kittens


Have a safe, painless and anxiety-free feline bathing experience with these easy to follow steps.

A Detailed Guide to Grooming Your Cat

To keep your cat happy, healthy and clean it is essential to properly groom your cat. By reading this section you will learn how and when to groom your cat and also what equipment to use. You will learn how to brush your cat, bath your cat, how to clean your cats ears and how to look after your cats teeth.

Brushing and Combing Your Cat

Bathing 101

Here is a simply 10-step guide to giving your Persian a bath:

  1. Pre-bath manicure: Trim your cat's nails before the bath.
  2. Brush out the coat thoroughly. (This will mean less hair to clog up the drain!)
  3. Fill up the tub or basin with lukewarm water.
  4. Place your cat inside -- be gentle but firm.
  5. Wet down the cat completely, but don't dunk the head!


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