Long-Haired Cat Grooming Flagstaff AZ

It’s always a joy to own a Long-Haired Cat, but most pet owners are put off by the fact that these pets need to be groomed all the time. They’re high-maintenance, and unless you pay attention to their coats, your pet’s formerly glorious hair can get matted and messy.

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Long-Haired Cat Grooming

It’s always a joy to own a Long-Haired Cat, but most pet owners are put off by the fact that these pets need to be groomed all the time. They’re high-maintenance, and unless you pay attention to their coats, your pet’s formerly glorious hair can get matted and messy. Needless to say, Long-Haired Cat grooming is something you must commit to if you’re a responsible cat owner.

Long-Haired Cat Grooming Tips

If you own a long-haired cat, the first thing that you will have to remember is that brushing their hair shouldn’t feel like a chore. It only gets troublesome, anyway, when you’ve failed to brush your cat’s hair for five minutes a day. Yes, that’s all it really takes to groom your cat: five minutes. If you don’t have enough time to brush your cat’s mane on a daily basis, then you’re probably not fit to own one.

There are a variety of tools you can use to brush your cat’s hair, but for long-haired cats, long-toothed combs are the best. Brushes work well for short-haired kitties, but they can’t really handle long cat hair. If your Persian runs away from your long-toothed comb every time you attempt to comb its hair, you can try grooming gloves. These look friendlier for most cats. They fit well on your hands and it’ll only seem like you’re stroking your pet. Even the sassiest cats won’t be able to resist grooming gloves. Brushing or combing your pet’s mane will also provide you and your pet some much needed bonding time.

Does your cat need to bathe?

The cliché that only dogs need to bathe and cats don’t is in the same category as the old belief that cats can only eat fish and not any other meat. If you look at the ingredients of your cat food, you’ll notice that most of them also have chicken meat mixed in with other protein sources. Cats do eat other foods aside from fish. In the same manner, cats also need to bathe. You probably won’t have to wash them everyday especially if the weather’s too cold, but your cat should be washed at least twice or thrice a week to keep the lice off.

For this cat grooming need, you will have to look for a good long-haired cat shampoo. These are available even in common grocery stores, but you might want to check online for reviews before you purchase one. If you’re unsure about what product to buy, you can also consult your veterinarian for other long-haired cat grooming tips.

How to wash your cat

It’s very rare for you to find cats who actually like water, so it’s best for you to get your kitten used to the idea of bathing at an early age. Make sure that you prepare warm water. Your cat is sure to complain if you pour freezing water onto its coat. This will make your pet wary of bath time, and it will make grooming very difficult for you as a pet owner.

You should rinse your cat first with warm water. You can do the elbow test first to see if the temperature’s comfortable. Once your cat’s coat is wet, you can then proceed to apply the long-haired cat shampoo. Make sure that you don’t get any product near your pet’s eyes because this will surely sting. As a matter of fact, when you’re lathering the shampoo, clean the cat’s body first. You can clean your cat’s face last so that the shampoo doesn’t have to stay on your pet’s face for very long. After lathering, you should rinse off the shampoo and apply it for the second time. You don’t have to lather is thoroughly, but your second rinsing should be more thorough than the first one.

Most long-haired cat owners also apply conditioners after shampooing. There are two typed of these: leave-on and rinse off. Leave-on conditioners are not commendable because they can poison your cat. Cats do like to groom themselves by licking their coat. Only purchase rinse off conditioners to guarantee your cat’s safety.

Blow drying

It’s impossible to just air-dry your cat’s hair if you own a long-haired cat. Chances are, the cat’s coat will be too fizzy which will then irritate your pet. Always make sure that you have a blow dryer with a “cold air” option handy if you’re grooming your pet on your own.

When blow drying your pet’s coat, you should comb the hair in between. Combing the hair while it’s still a little damp helps you to manage your cat’s mane better, and also hasten the drying process. Unlike bathing, cats usually love it when you comb and blow-dry their coats. You’re sure to have an easier time doing this.

Other cat grooming needs

Cats also need to have their haircut, and unfortunately, most owners are uncomfortable about doing this on their own. Most veterinarians would be more than happy to do this service for owners who are ill-at-ease about this grooming procedure. It’s actually commendable to have professionals do this for you. Aside from the convenience, it will also lower the risks of pet injuries. After all, you will need expert handlers especially if your kitty is having its first haircut for the first time. Do you remember how hard it was to convince you child to have his/her first haircut? It’s doubly hard with a long-haired cat, unless the one who’s doing the grooming knows how to handle your pet.

While you’re having a professional cut your cat’s hair for you, you might also want to ask him/her to trim your cat’s claws. Yes, your cat’s claws also need trimming because they’ll have a hard time walking if their claws grow too long. Some cat owners try to do this on their own, and while some manage, others are afraid of doing it themselves because there’s a big possibility of bleeding. Professional groomers and vets know exactly where to cut your kitty’s claws, and if you want to groom your cat’s claws painlessly, the best thing for you to do is to let the professionals do the job.