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Does a cat need to be groomed?
Cats spend hours a day licking themselves with their course tongues. They seldom need humans help with removing dirt from their fur and paws. There are times, however, when you should groom your cat. You may want to prevent fur balls, or to remove a substance from their fur you do not want them to ingest. Eliminating pet dander responsible for allergens is another reason to groom your cat. If your cat has fleas, it will need to be groomed.
What is involved in grooming my cat?
The following 'assistance' may be necessary.
How do I bathe my cat?
An adult cat should be bathed 'very carefully' (otherwise known as "cat bathing as a martial art"). This means you should wear clothing to protect you, the bather. You should have very little exposed skin and move quickly and deliberately. It is recommended that someone with a good grip help because wet cats can be slippery and dangerous. All you need to do is wet, soap, and rinse the cat, preferably twice. This is followed by drying your cat with a towel and blow dryer.
When should I bring my cat to a professional groomer?There will be times when you need a professional groomers intervention. Some reasons are: