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Does Your Cat Need Grooming? Know-How It Can Improve Overall Being

De-matting your cat and brushing its coat stimulates the production of natural oils and distributes them to keep your pet’s hair and skin moisturized and healthy.

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Many cat parents think that their cats’ obsessive attention to self-grooming means that they don’t need professional grooming. While cats may need grooming less frequently than dogs, there are several benefits to letting a professional provide grooming services periodically.

Benefits Of Regular Grooming

Fewer mats mean your cat will have less discomfort and a healthier coat overall. De-matting your cat and brushing its coat stimulates the production of natural oils and distributes them to keep your pet’s hair and skin moisturized and healthy.

In the case of Persian cats, you can keep your kitty’s fur brushed and trimmed to a healthy length, which helps to keep mats away.

If someone in your family suffers from allergies, grooming can be an important part of ensuring that he or she can live comfortably with your cat. Cats that are groomed regularly shed less, because their coats are healthier.

Some people misconstrue their allergies to be from their pets, when in fact, it’s actually pollen, dust and allergens your kitty picked up outside. Regular bathing helps you live comfortably with your pet.

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Fleas and ticks on your cat if not treated on time can cause serious health issues, and grooming can easily help you locate parasites as he or she combs through your cat’s fur.

This allows you to protect your cat’s health by starting treatment. It can also help you locate unnoticed lumps and Irritation to the skin and paws.

(Dr. Sangeeta Mandal (Consultant Vet – Onpets) BVSc & AH, MVSc – Medicine/ Reg No –WBVC 3779)

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