Grooming Your Cat – The Benefits

There’s always something very nice about owning a cat. In nearly every human culture, cats outnumber dogs. This is a collection of short writing about dogs and cats by young and old alike.


Why didn’t anyone tell me about the special bonding that cat’s do with their humans? How many different species bond in such amazing ways? Many times, a cat and dog fight like wild cats. When you read about the behavior of the domestic cat, and then the kitten, and finally the adult cat, you realize that these cats have a history of fighting and winning over their human companions.

These are serious health concerns for the cat and for humans. In the past, domestic cats were considered bottom of the food chain, but recent reports and research had shown us that domestic cats can enjoy a wide variety of cat care, including plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They need this to stay healthy. Unfortunately, in many areas today, where there are more abandoned, neglected, and stray felines than ever before, this can be difficult to do.

You can reduce the number of homeless cats and possibly prevent some from being lost forever, by doing your part to keep your pet clean and well groomed. Grooming is an important part of a cat’s life. It keeps their hair healthy and reduces the chances of hairballs and skin problems, both of which can be a problem. Kittens especially benefit from frequent grooming.

Experts agree that house cats should not be allowed outdoors more than once a week, and the frequency will depend on the cat’s environment, i.e., whether it’s a home or cage. Indoor cats should be brushed at least twice each week to increase the likelihood of maintaining a healthy coat. You may also want to brush your domestic cats’ claws to remove unwanted matting. Grooming your cat will also help you identify any problems with their nails, such as blunt nails that could be the result of playing with too hard materials, or abnormally long nails that may be injured during play.

Examine your cat’s claws periodically for signs of damage or disease, and have your veterinarian perform routine health examinations and check-ups if you feel like your cat may be unhealthy. If you see anything unusual, visit your vet. In conclusion, grooming your domestic cats will keep them in top shape for a long time, will keep their coats healthy, free of mites and ticks, and will eliminate the need to have them declawed.