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GROOMING. Apply techniques that improve the well-being of cats. Discuss the grooming practices for cats. Longhaired cats. p. 206. 1. Receive daily care to keep free of tangles and mat. (Proper bathing of a cat – tub filled only to 4” of water).

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GROOMING


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Apply techniques that improve the well-being of cats.

Discuss the grooming practices for cats.


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Longhaired cats

p. 206


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1. Receive daily care to keep free of tangles and mat. (Proper bathing of a cat – tub filled only to 4” of water).


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2. Using a wide tooth comb, comb all areas of animal

3. Next use a small toothed comb.


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4. Once all tangles are out, brush hair in opposite direction of growth occasionally sprinkle grooming powder .


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5. Grooming removes old, dead hair and lessens the risk of hairballs.


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6. Check for parasites, skin disorders, eye and ear problems.


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Shorthair Grooming

1. rubber grooming brush

2. fine-toothed / flea comb

3. soft chamois, silk, nylon pad.


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Longhair Grooming

1. Comb with two size of teeth (fine toothed and a flea comb).

2. Nail clippers


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3. Grooming brush natural bristles (nylon causes static)

4. Grooming powder such as baby powder, talcum, or cornstarch.


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How to groom longhaired cat

1. Using a wide-toothed comb, comb all areas of the cat being careful of sensitive areas of stomach, under tail and inside legs.


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2. Once coat is free of tangles and mats, use fine-toothed comb to comb skin.

3. Brush in opposite direction of natural hair growth and sprinkle with grooming powder.


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4. If fur is tangled or matted, use blunt-ended scissors to cut it out.

5. Check ears for signs of mites, a dark residue. Treat with eardrops from pet store.


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6. Check teeth and gums. Dry food can clean teeth of tartar. Excessive tartar must be removed by veterinarian.


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  • Cornish and Devon Rex coats are very delicate and easily damaged. Overbrushing can cause bald spots and hair breakage.

  • Always use a soft chamois, silk or nylon pad when brushing Siamese, Oriental Shorthair, Colorpoint shorthair and Burmese to avoid matting


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