Grooming Advice for Cats with Long Hair

Daily Brushing

Brush your cat’s coat daily to prevent mats and tangles. Use a slicker brush or a wide-toothed comb designed for long-haired cats.

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Use a Detangler

Spray a detangler on your cat’s coat before brushing to make the process easier and reduce pulling on their fur.

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Bathing

Bathe your cat every 4-6 weeks with a gentle, cat-specific shampoo. This helps keep their coat clean and manageable.

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Trim the Fur

Regularly trim the hair around your cat’s ears, paws, and rear end to prevent mats and keep them comfortable.

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Check for Parasites

Regularly check your cat’s coat for fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Use preventive treatments as recommended by your vet.

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Clean the Ears

Clean your cat’s ears weekly to prevent infections. Use a vet-recommended ear cleaner and avoid inserting anything deep into the ear canal.

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Nail Trimming

Keep your cat’s nails trimmed to prevent overgrowth and discomfort. Use a cat-specific nail trimmer and be careful not to cut too close to the quick.

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Regular Vet Visits

Schedule regular vet visits to check for any skin conditions or other health issues that may affect your cat’s coat.

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