Choosing a Coat-Perfect Cat Brush
Brushing a cat is part of being a responsible cat parent. Regular brushing sessions help to cut down on loose dander, the number of hairballs your cat coughs up, and the amount of fur your cat sheds. You'll need different tools depending on whether your cat is a shorthair or a longhair. Regardless of your cat's hair length, the inspections you perform before each brushing can help you spot problems in their early stages while they're still treatable. In other words, a routine brushing can save your kitty's life.
If you also have a dog, you know that they are, for the most part, pretty accepting of just about anything we do. You can begin brushing anywhere on their body, you can brush with the coat or against it and your dog will put up with it. As a general rule, cats are not like that.
We have designed LICKI brush to bring you and your cat closer. By using LICKI with your cat on a regular basis, you’ll develop a more intimate and bonded relationship, much like a mama cat bonds with her young.We were desperate for a brush that would separate all of these loose hairs from the kitty (our British Shorthair was the main problem, Siberians ). The one we’d bought which was now discarded into the land of forgotten cat toys, actually did a great job. The problem was that she wouldn’t let us use it on her. One or two strokes and she made a dash for it.Does anyone know why cats are so contrary? Uncooperative, headstrong, disobedient – they’re the very definition of the word. If they weren’t so cute I would have given up on them a long time ago. Now I’m going to tell a really long store about why we have five, yes FIVE, different cat brushes for Saus. If you’re not interested in that, please skip on to my conclusions about the best cat brushes in the middle of the article…I desperately trawled the shelves of our local pet store for something new. Something different. Aha! A brush for cats and dogs. That’s certainly different. The bristles were strong, stiff and much further apart than the other models. Now, this one, she really liked. She’d let me brush her all day. I guess it was like a massager. The only problem was that it didn’t remove as much loose fur as I’d hoped. Since we had a seriously disastrous shedding situation we needed to bring out the big guns.I asked my mother-in-law if she’d had the same problem. They took care of our cats for the few months before we could bring them to our new home. “No problem at all” she said. “Saus loves it when I brush her”. WHAT?You must be wondering, if I’m sitting here typing this blog post, I obviously haven’t suffocated on British Shorthair fur. No – I had a narrow escape. Now that I had a collection of five partially acceptable brushes, I decided to alternate them. When Saus starts to tire of one, I quickly swap to the next.Out of desperation, I tried two of my own hairbrushes. Including one that I brought back from Europe. Of course she loved those, especially the European brush . She liked them so much that she tried to eat them. There’s just something about plastic brush bristles that makes cats think YUM. They did a decent job at removing fur but I couldn’t afford to have them nibbled. I did need to keep my own hair in semi-decent shape after all.Though some cats have no trouble being brushed, others may be very resistant, especially when you are brushing their belly or legs. Below are a few tips for grooming kitties that are not fond of being brushed: