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10 Cat-Grooming Tools You Should Have in Your Arsenal

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection )

- 1892 days ago -
In a constant battle with cat hair? Here are the grooming weapons all cat parents should have.

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:20 am
Cats don't need baths but a few combs and brushes do a world of good. Michel liked to be vacuumed.

Amy L (112)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:28 am
Thank you for the information - one of my kitties is prone to getting mats so this was very helpful infomation!

Robert O (12)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:41 am
Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:28 am
Ha! And a pair of lead-lined gloves!! My little ones get used to grooming as babies (or as soon as they're adopted) so they don't fuss at grooming time. They look forward to it, especially the long-haireds.

Christeen A (370)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:42 pm
Great information. Thanks for sharing.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:54 pm

James Merit (144)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:26 pm
Good info, thank you for sharing.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:38 pm
I have several of these things. My cats all hate the furmigator so I can't use that without a fight. I bought a shedding comb, but that didn't work well. I actually have about 2 dozen different tools for grooming my cats. Some they like and others they don't. I have never given the cats I have now a bath. We told not to. When I first became a cat owner, I thought you had to bath them like dogs, but was told you shouldn't, so I don't. Cat's will keep themselves clean unless they are sick or getting old.

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:25 pm
I also like using a brushing glove. It's not effective on the face, but, my cats do like the sensation of being massaged, and groomed at the same time.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:35 pm
I just use a flea comb on my cats to remove any loose bits and give them a hand massage also, mostly on Snowy, she's got the longest coat and it saves her a lot of work licking her coat clean, although she still likes to finish off the coat cleaning herself. One night recently my cat Blacky came in soaking wet and covered in mud so I put one inch of warm water into the kitchen sink, but as I picked him up he immediately opened out all four legs with claws extended and grabbed at the edges of my sink and taps with three of his legs and my arm with the spare one. After two painful attempts I gave up and wiped him clean with some wet, followed by dry, tissues.

Lisa Z (168)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:09 pm

pam w (139)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:12 pm
"A nail brush and a toothbrush?"


You don't REALLY think I could brush Sherman's you?


Giana P (398)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:40 am
My cat is short haired and quite wild. Won't let me touch her with anything anywhere, only my hands and with caution. We love her anyway!

Kara C (15)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:31 am
It forgot bandages a chain mail suit and a death wish.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:24 am
I have a mitten brush so my cats don't know when I am brushing them.

Suzanne L (98)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:05 am
We had a kitty we used to take to the groomer's twice a year because she had a triple coat and as she aged she could not manage mats herself, nor would she allow us to fuss over them. I bought a furminator as soon as they came out and it works very well on all the cats we have now.

Lisa Gourley (35)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:12 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:46 pm
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