Grooming your cat offers lots of benefits that are also detrimental to their health, grooming provides a whole lot more than just standard brushing for style or providing a clean-smelling coat; there are a number of health benefits including features and functions that are so important such as those tools and pet shampoos and conditioners that reduce redness and itching and others that combat Fleas and Ticks among other Pesticides and others that remove knots, mats and entanglements in their hair. Let's start off by providing a synopsis on the various types of Grooming Tools before we start talking about Shampoos and Conditioners.
Grooming Tools range from Scissors to Brushes, De-Shedding Combs and combs that vary in bristle tone from hard to soft - and Nail-Clippers and even Nail-filers that are both electronic and those that are manual. Cats are known to have very sensitive skin that is very thin and delicate and without having the right tools grooming time can turn into excruciating time and in-turn become harder and tougher to groom due to their experience during grooms. The same applies to when we're forced to brush their teeth during dog dental care time, they'll make it harder for owners if this isn't a time they look forward to therefore it's essential to always head caution and make sure we're taking the right procedures and taking their comfort into consideration during care. Let's go through the various types of Grooming Tools so we can see what best works and does the job properly.
Cat and Dog Slicker Brushes are very thin flexible-like needles that are engineered to get in-between their fur to remove any and all loose hairs and yucky dirt that are located between their coats, they range in bristle length depending on the length of their hair and their hair cut styles. Most Slicker Brushes feature a release button mechanism above the bristle ares and below the handle, this automatically releases hair and makes it convenient to dispose of in a matter of seconds (When we say Coats we're referring to their fur coats and not actual dog coats duh).
Rubber Brushes and those made of Silicone Material are extremely popular and are used on dry coats and wet coats during bathing. They're softer and easier which means they're easier on their sensitive cat skin and are actually comfortable and provide a nice massage making it really enjoyable. Rubber brushes are available in many molds and types and they offer flexible little points that are usually not as deep and meant to remove any shedded hairs at the top of their fur coating.
Bristle Brushes are very soft and most of use own one on our homes, they're softer and easier on cats as opposed to rakes and metal de-shedding combs with pointy edges that if not used right can puncture their skin. Bristle brushes are known to be safer alternative to many other brushes and they're great for styling and great when used either before or after bathing.
Bristles found on hair brushes and similar to those on toothbrushes, they're more effective when used on dry hairs that are softer than hair that is wet and since bristles are very flexible and softer than pin or slicker brushes they're not so long in bristle length therefore they're meant to tackle the top portion of their exterior coats and provide moderate capabilities in removing hairs that shed but as ment