Video:How to Brush a Catwith Mary Kate
If you want your feline friend to be pretty and healthy, you will need to give her coat a regular brushing. See our tips on how to brush your cat.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Brush a CatHi, I am Mary Kate, and I am with Furs a Flying Pet Grooming in East Hampton, MA. Today I am going to show you how to brush your cat.
Start With a CombSo it is best to use a comb first. And you just start at her head, and a lot of times it is best if you hold her right on the scruff. It calms them down, it keeps them calm. And just put a little bit of pressure, and you can just start. And just make sure you press down hard, but not too hard, because you can hurt her.
Comb With the CoatThis is all the undercoat that you want to brush out of her. And you just go with the coat, do not go against the coat. And you can just brush her; keep brushing until you get most of the undercoat out. And it is best if you brush her belly that is where they mat a lot. So if you just hold her by the scruff and flip her over you can brush their bellies.
Comb Under the ArmpitsAnd you really want to make sure you get under their armpits, those are the spots that mat the best, or worst. And just make sure you keep holding her scruff, that will keep her the calmest. And after you use the comb it is best to use a brush to make sure you get all the small mats; the little tiny ones. Make sure to keep holding and pressing down so she can not escape. And then flip her over again; you need to brush her belly.
Brushing FrequencyCats usually need to be brusher about, if you have a long haired cat, about once a week, and if she tends to mat, cause all cats are different… so if they tend to mat a lot you want to do it probably 2 to 3 times a week just to make sure that they do not mat.
Getting Mats OutThe best way to get a mat out would be to use a comb and make sure you get under it, and kind of like pull up, and that way you could get it out. If they are too close to the skin it is best to shave them or bring them to a groomer to them shave them. Never use scissors to get mats out. A cats skin is very sensitive and it can cut very easily, so try never to use scissors.
Be Careful Around the EarsTheir ears are very sensitive so it is best if you hold her; put two fingers under her chin and one on top and you can just lift her head up and then just brush down. Always brush with the hair, do not brush against it. And you can just keep your hands there to do the back of her head. But be very careful of her ears.
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