Care

Cat hair: shiny and healthy

The color, tone and shine of a cat’s coat are influenced by several factors such as diet and breed. Cats are carnivorous animals and need meat or fish, which contain protein, to be healthy from a young age. Therefore, it is advisable to feed your cat a balanced diet, and not to give it leftovers or leftover food that can damage its health and coat.

Brushing: an essential step

In addition to bathing, a complicated process that requires patience, it is necessary to brush the cats. However, they will also not be left if they are not accustomed to it from an early age. To brush our cat it is necessary to have time and patience, since it is necessary to wait for the right moment and to do it very delicately and slowly so as not to frighten it.

Especially in cats with long hair, brushing is essential. Otherwise, numerous dead hairs may appear, which become balls that the cat can swallow, causing vomiting and diarrhea.

The cat tends to spit hairballs frequently and one way to reduce this issue, is to give malt shots to the animal to avoid digestive problems that derive from swallowing these hairs. Pear and long-haired cats should be brushed every day to avoid knots and parasites. For short hair, once a week is sufficient.

Metal comb and special shampoo

The combs to be used should be large-toothed with good tooth spacing and preferably made of metal. The cat is first combed in the same direction as the hair and then the other way around, trying to carefully undo the knots. The last option to undo a knot is to cut the tuft as cat hair grows very slowly.

It is convenient to have a special shampoo for cat hair and some product to untangle the hair easily.

Something important and often unknown is that the cat’s whiskers should not be cut, as they act as sensors that give information to the cat about the location of objects and distances.