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How to brush your cat

Thursday, August 9, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Brushing your cat removes dead hair so it winds up on the brush rather than on your furniture. Brushing is also necessary for keeping your cat healthy. It helps to limit hairballs which can cause your cat discomfort, it also helps generate the natural oils in your cats skin. My cat Mollie loves to be brushed. In fact she insists on it everyday so I don’t have a problem getting her to remain still. Lots of cats will squirm or run away.

Here are some brushing tips to help make your job a bit easier.


  • Brush your cat when he is relaxed perhaps when he’s ready to fall asleep. Start by gently stroking your cat, then brush him using long gentle strokes.
  • The best way to remove dead hair is to brush against the direction of the hair growth then go in the direction of the hair growth.
  • Clean all of the excess hair off the brush.
  • After brushing, wipe your cats fur with a soft cloth .The cloth will remove the dead hair and make the coat shiny.  ( If you have a cat with a short coat like a Siamese, this is all you need to do)
  • If you have multiple cats, make sure that you clean the brush after each use. If one cat has a skin infection, the brush can transmit it to the other cat.

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