How Often Should I Get My Cat Groomed?
Although cats are great at grooming themselves, it’s still important to get them professionally groomed once every four to six weeks. Proper and regular grooming is a great way to stay on top of any potential health problems. For example, by brushing your cat’s fur several times a week, you significantly reduce the chances of a cat passing a hairball through their digestive tract, which could lead to vomiting or even intestinal blockages. Grooming your pet’s fur also allows you to notice if there are any bumps, rashes, or other skin irregularities that may need to get checked by a veterinary professional.
Below are some helpful ways that you can incorporate grooming into your cat’s life:
- Schedule a time where you gently brush your cat’s fur by removing any matting and dirt.
- Get their nails clipped every couple of weeks. Long nails can lead to pain while walking and bad posture, which can cause a host of skeletal issues later if it’s not addressed early on.
- Brush your cat’s teeth regularly to remove any remaining food particles and to prevent bacteria and plaque from building up. Brushing their teeth will also help with any bad breath. Be sure to target the teeth in the back, as that’s where a lot of food ends up getting stuck.
- Give your cat a bath by using cat-specific shampoo so you can get rid of any dirt that has accumulated in their fur.
We’ll Groom Your Cat at CompleteCare Veterinary Center
Located in the Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey Areas, CompleteCare Veterinary Center aims to be your trusted source for pet wellness, grooming, dental, and emergency pet services. We can fulfill many grooming requests, such as personalized haircuts, intensive brushing to remove dead fur, bath and blow-out, nail trims, and ear cleanings. Having your pet groomed regularly keeps them smelling great and looking gorgeous. Contact us to schedule an appointment!