Tips & How To’s: Grooming Your Short Haired Cat

Grooming your shorthaired cat is about more than just keeping your cat looking good. Grooming your cat on a regular basis will also help you to keep an eye on its health. And grooming your cat can even help to prevent feline health issues such as digestive problems caused by hairballs.

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 some equipment, such as a fine-toothed flea/tick comb, a bristle brush, a rubber grooming pad or a mitten.

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

Plan to groom your cat at least once a week or every 3 days.

Brushing Basics

Start with a fine-toothed metal comb. Run it through the cat’s fur from head to tail tip. Watch for small pepper-like specks that could indicate the presence of cat fleas. Use a bristle or soft rubber brush next to remove loose hair. Brushing twice a week should be plenty for most shorthaired cats.

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 Fabulous Fur 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.
  • Start at the cat’s head, and gently work in the shampoo from head to tail.
  • 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.

How do I know if my cat is considered as short haired Cat?

  • Cat Breeds: Abyssinian, Amercian Shorthair, Amercian Wirehair, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Charteux, Chinese Li Hua, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Domestic Shorthair, Egyptian Mau, Havana Brown, Japanese Bobtail, Korat, Manx, Ocicat, Oriental Shorthair, Russian Blue, Scottish Fold, Singapura, Tonkinese

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