Find the right pet brush for your catBeing a good cat parent is an essential part of being a good parent. It is important to brush and groom your cat on a daily basis in order to maintain a healthy fur coat. Spending that time together can strengthen your bond with your cat.
In today’s article, we are going overThe best pet comb for catsWe will be reviewing the documents for this purpose. our newest pet combShiny Pet gave Yoda the gift of a Shiny Pet. (Who are also the creators of our handy cat nail clippers.)
Find out more about the advantages of the Shiny Pet comb a great accessory in your feline’s grooming toolkit!
The Importance and Value of a Cat Comb
A pet comb is not one of the most important items for cats. I thought cat scratchers, bowls, toys were the most important items to have.
But now I’m so glad Yoda has his own pet comb just for him. Paul would often give me strange looks if I used my hairbrush on Yoda. 😉
I realized how much bonding time was missing after I started using Yoda’s combing tool.
Now Yoda loves it — more than we originally thought he would. Maybe your cat is the same…?
Shiny Pet Comb for grooming your cat
Use the Shiny Pet CombIt is very simple and straightforward. I was actually a little skeptical at first glance. The comb was just too simple to be efficient.
Surprisingly, the pet comb actually works better than I thought!
Here are 5 of the best features of the Shiny Pet Comb.
1. Fine + wide-toothed The Shiny Pet Comb design features both a fine-toothed set on one end and a wide-toothed comb on the other.
2. Non-slip grip. The rubbery-plastic handle along the length of the comb features a non-slip grip texture.
3. High-quality prongs. The Shiny Pet Comb’s teeth are strong, sturdy, and long-lasting. It works well for all hair lengths (short, medium and long), but I find it most useful for medium-long-hair cats.
4. Easy to clean. Unlike many pet combs and brushes, this one doesn’t become matted with cat fur. It’s super slick and easy to just pull the fur from the comb.
5. Budget-friendly.Shiny Pet Combs are available for $10. It’s a great deal for what seems to be a long-lasting product. (Ideally, several years +++). You also get a lifetime warranty! If your comb ever fails or breaks, you can always get replacements.
How to best brush your cat
Cats love a good pampering session! That is – if it is gentle and it feels good enough to make them purr or turn on their sleepy eyes.
If your cat hates grooming, it’s possible you’re using the wrong brush. Or, your brushing technique isn’t right for your cat.
You might think, “There’s only one way to groom a cat!” But that would be incorrect. There are many ways to groom your cat.Finding the right technique is key to whether your cat enjoys it.
Here are some ways to brush and groom your cat.
1. Be gentle and don’t use pressure when brushing
Many cat owners make the big mistake of applying too much pressure to their cats when brushing them. Pet combs brushes have prickier teeth and bristles, and sometimes it’s too aggressive on areas of cats’ bodies.
Tip: Don’t apply pressure when brushing. Instead, gently comb through fur and let it slide over your cat’s skin. Avoid any bony areas like the shoulder joints, legs, and feet.
2. In the opposite direction to the fur, comb.
Brushing doesn’t have to be boring! Instead of brushing downward in the direction of your cat’s fur, try to do short, upward brushing motions.
Tip: Use the Shiny Pet CombTo gently lift and pull out cat hairs from the skin, Don’t tug! Let it glide through the fur. You will feel a pleasant massage without having to do any pain by the skin resistance as the hair pulls away. Take it slow!
3. To tickle the head/chin with the fine-toothed side of the comb, use the comb side.
The Shiny Pet Comb comes with both a fine-toothed and wider-tooth ends. Use the fine-toothed side to brush the denser fur that is around your cat’s neck/head/chin.
Yoda loves it when I use this technique for his big cheeks, which is where he has lots dense fluff.
4. Regularly brush your cat
It’s better to brush your cat more often than not! Brushing your cat if it is an indoor cat helps to prevent hairballs, especially if they shed a lot. And if your cat is primarily an outdoor cat, it’s still wise to brush often in order to detect skin issues (abrasions, scratches, fleas, etc..) and keep hair from matting up when dirty.
5. If you dare, trim your belly fat!
If your cat is feeling comfortable enough with you, then it’s possible you might get to comb their belly. The stomach area is a dangerous place, as cat parents are well aware. Only the brave are allowed to put a hand there.
Yoda is lying on his back, so I use the wide-toothed tip of the Shiny Pet Comb (when he’s shedding) to soften his stomach.
Removing the extra fur from these places — notably the belly, back, and tail — helps prevents cats from ingesting so much fur which is what creates those dreaded hairballs.
Preventing Hairballs 101
If you notice your cat throws up hairballs often, it’s wise to invest in a good cat brush or comb. Cats can ingest hair from their fur by licking themselves. They eventually die. throw it back upWhen it becomes too mucilaged in their digestive tract.
To prevent hairballs, it’s best to groom your cat 1x per day.
The frequency with which you groom your cat depends on many other factors.
Medium- to long-hair cats
Cats with longer hair require more frequent grooming. For kitties with short hair, you’ll want a shorter-toothed comb or brush in order to properly rake through all the loose fur.
The Shiny Pet Comb is ideal for Yoda with dense, medium-length hair. The teeth can even trap even his really soft “fly-aways” or baby hair that’s usually hidden under his belly and legs.
Time for shedding
When cats shed their winter coats, they shed. Winter coats are a furry extra layer that cats grow to keep them warm and safe from frosty weather.
Yoda’s fur has been falling a lot since we moved from Canada to Mexico on January 1, 2020. I often find tiny balls of his fine hair clumped in dark corners and dark spaces.
Tip: Many cats shed their winter coats in spring. It is important to use a brush or combing at this time to stop your cat from shedding all around your house.