Tips & How To’s: Grooming Long Haired Cats

Grooming your longhaired cat is important because they need a hand when it comes to taking care of their mats and knots. Grooming your cat on a regular basis will also help you to keep an eye on its health. Regular grooming can also help to improve the health of your cat’s skin and coat.

When to groom your cat?

The perfect moment for grooming your cat is when they are most relaxed, I have found after eating, sleeping or just woken up.

What do you need to groom your shorthaired cat?

You will need a wire brush, bristle brush a toothbrush and a detangling / conditioning spray to release any knots and tangles.

How many times do I need to groom my shorthaired cat?

A long-haired cat requires daily brushing and grooming, Simbae’s conditioning and detangling spray are perfect grooming sprays that assist with coat softening and knots releasing.

Brushing Basics

Start with a wide-toothed comb to remove debris that may be caught in the cat’s coat. Carefully untangle any knots. Next, use a wire brush or a bristle brush to remove loose hair. Consider using a toothbrush to brush around the cat’s face. If you encounter matting in the cat’s fur, don’t try to cut it out; one or both of you may end up getting hurt.

Bath time

  • Start by making the water temperature pleasant. It should be warm – not hot, and not cold. Use your naturally calming and pH balanced Simbae Long Hair Shampoo that’s made specifically for use with cats.
  • Use a sink or tub in which you’ve placed a rubber bath mat, filled to a depth of just 3 or 4 inches.
  • Gently wet the cat down using a spray hose, you don’t want to spray or pour into the cat’s eyes, ears or nose.
  • Massage the skin thoroughly before grooming commences by gently rubbing with your fingers against the hair growth from tail to head.
  • Rinse gently but thoroughly, making sure that all the shampoo is rinsed out. Again, be sure to avoid spraying or pouring water directly on the cat’s head.
  • Gently pat dry with a large towel.
  • Finishing off with a conditioning spray to seal of the coat and skin to ensure there is no bacteria or dirt’s to go onto the skin.

How do I know if my cat is considered as shorthair?

  • Cat Breeds:  American Curl, Balinese, Birman, Domestic Longhair, Himilayan, Javanese, Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest, Persian, Ragdoll, Selkirk Rex, Siberian, Somali, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van.

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