One of the great things about felines is that they are diligent about their grooming. They work for ages each day to keep their coats and paws clean. While this certainly does help, it is not necessarily enough to ensure that your kitty is actually free of dirt, grime, and other nasty substances.

Now, something you should note is that all tabbies will react well to you trying to clean them. In fact, many owners can attest to this disapproval with an array of bite and claw marks as proof. So, if your kitty falls into this group, it is a good idea to take them for cat grooming Kelmscott. Professionals have a variety of equipment to make the process easier and are typically trained to handle tricky cases as well.

If you are willing to give a try yourself, here is what you should be doing:

Frequent Brushing

Even you have a kitty with a short mane, you should make it a pointto brush their coat at least three times a week. This becomes especially important during seasons where they seem to be shedding more than usual. See, as your kitty is licking themselves, there is always the potential for them to swallow some of the fur. This is what your tabby coughs up as a hairball. Unfortunately, in extreme cases, these hairballs can get stuck in your kitty’s digestive tract. In these instances, it will have to be surgically removed. To prevent the possibility of this occurring, you should definitely brush them quite regularly.

Bathing Your Cat

The good news is that you don’t actually need to bathe your cat that often. However, if they have rolled around in mud, toxic substances, or oil, then it is time to turn on the water. The first thing that you should know about this is process is that you should definitely use cat shampoo for your kitty. The pH of their skin tends to be quite different so if you use human soap or shampoo, you could end up drying out their skin. When drying them off, you can use a hairdryer on a cool setting or just wipe them down vigorously with towels. It is usually a good idea to keep them inside until they have completely dried off.

Clipping Their Nails

The only thing that your kitty may resist as much as a bath is having their nails clipped. One of the reasons that they are so sensitive to this is because they aren’t used to having their feet touched by you. So, it is a good idea to train them first to see this sensation as being normal. The other thing to keep in mind is to use a sharp, good quality pair of clippers that will get the job done quickly. Last but not least, it is important to cut the nail as little as possible. You should only snip the white curved end of the nail, staying far away from the pink part.

This is all that you need to know to keep your cat well-groomed, clean, and looking healthy.