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).
Apply techniques that improve the well-being of cats.
Discuss the grooming practices for cats.
1. Receive daily care to keep free of tangles and mat. (Proper bathing of a cat – tub filled only to 4” of water).
2. Using a wide tooth comb, comb all areas of animal
3. Next use a small toothed comb.
4. Once all tangles are out, brush hair in opposite direction of growth occasionally sprinkle grooming powder .
5. Grooming removes old, dead hair and lessens the risk of hairballs.
6. Check for parasites, skin disorders, eye and ear problems.
1. rubber grooming brush
2. fine-toothed / flea comb
3. soft chamois, silk, nylon pad.
1. Comb with two size of teeth (fine toothed and a flea comb).
2. Nail clippers
3. Grooming brush natural bristles (nylon causes static)
4. Grooming powder such as baby powder, talcum, or cornstarch.
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.
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.
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.
6. Check teeth and gums. Dry food can clean teeth of tartar. Excessive tartar must be removed by veterinarian.