What You Need to Know
Cats are naturally fastidious animals and are one of the most well-groomed and cleanest of all mammals. Most cats groom themselves several hours each day, unless they are injured or otherwise not feeling well. Nevertheless, domestic cats can still use a little help from their human companions in the care-taking area. There are four basic things that need attention when people groom their cats: coat, skin, nails and ears. It doesn’t take a lot of time to learn how to groom each of these areas, nor do the techniques require any specialized training. With a little practice, most owners can learn how to keep their cats well-groomed in short order. A regular grooming program is important to a cat’s overall health, comfort and well-being. Fortunately, most cats actually like being groomed – especially if they are groomed on a regular basis from the time they are young kittens.