Cat Grooming: 10 Tips To Keep Your Cat’s Coat Looking Great

We like looking our best, and our feline companions do, too.  When it comes to cat grooming felines do a great job, but sometimes a little extra help is cat groomingneeded.  To keep your cat’s coat looking its best, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Soft bristle brushes work well on short-haired coats.
  • Pin brushes are best for long-haired coats.
  • Slicker brushes work on any coat.
  • Always stroke in the direction of your cat’s fur.  Going the opposite direction can irritate your cat’s skin and cause her to run when she sees you with the brush.
  • Brush in a straight line, circular motions can break hair.
  • Long-haired cats are much more likely to have problems with hairballs.  Daily brushing will keep them at bay longer.
  • Some cats like to brush themselves.  Attach a plastic grooming comb to the lower corner of a wall, using double sided tape.
  • Dampen your hand slightly, then run it gently against the direction of your cat’s coat.  This will loosen dead hair (much more than combing) and promote new hair growth.
  • If your long-haired cat’s coat becomes matted, book a professional cat grooming appointment to help get her coat back in shape.  Once she’s been groomed, work to get back on a regular brushing schedule.
  • Try growing kitty grass for your cat.  Eating kitty grass will provide fiber, making it easier to get rid of hairballs.


Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.