All For The Fur : A Diary To Cat Grooming

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You own a cute fluffy ginger tom or a gorgeous feline and still don’t know what’s the deal with this so talked about grooming? The frequent mat and tangles are always against your long fur cat, and to chat about a good bath with your beloved cat is certainly a far-fetched dream. So frankly speaking, what’s the need of the hour? The answer lies in a quick know-how to some basic cat grooming.

All For The Fur :

The best thing about your cute little feline is her fur or we can say hairs, whether they are long or short. In order to keep it clean, dirt free and untangled a cat owner has to brush it either once a week for the short hairs or every single day for the gorgeous extra length of hairs. Like we apply several moisturizers and creams, cats are needed to have some natural oils applied gently on their body that keeps their skin clean and prevents knotting of hair. For short haired cat you should run a fine toothed metal comb from it’s head to tail and for loose hairs one should go for bristle. If you are brushing through the sensitive spots, like her belly or her chest, then you are off course required to be extra gentle.

What about the long haired cat? well, you need a wire brush to remove the loose hair and the debris in your cat’s fur can be easily removed using wide toothed comb. The oh so pretty face of your adorable cat can be cleaned using a spare toothbrush. Firstly, you are supposed to comb the legs and belly and remember to comb in the same direction, never to go against the grain. The one thing that’s more important is to untangle the knots carefully and slowly, especially in case of your long haired cat, take care not to hurt your feline. Do you know about the hairballs? they do need surgery for removal and precaution is better than cure, so frequent brushing of coat is the ultimate cure to this problem.

Out of the blue don’t just suddenly grab your cat and start her grooming process as it needs time. Have patience, know your cat’s body language and be extra gentle towards her. Start brushing her gently with the comb, remember not to scratch the scalp and be careful towards the sensitive areas. If she’s good during the grooming treat her with some yummy food, well, we know everyone wants a reward, don’t they?

 

 

Cutest Cat Breeds You Would Ever Find

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BLUE EYED EXTROVERTS : SIAMESE CATS

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These Blue-eyed Thai cat are once in a million species that every master wants to have as a cute little friend. Several of the Europeans as well as North American residents became a die-hard fan of this breed, and what’s more! it’s the most extrovert cat you would find. If you are wondering how it looks like, then you can watch “That Darn Cat”, the 1965 Disney Movie that featured a Siamese cat. They are characterized by  a muscular and slender body, long ears and the most unique set of eyes that are blue almond shaped. Its the best elite cat for those who go for looks as it’s a light colored beauty with the most striking color points of brown, lilac, blue and seal.

If we talk about their personality then we should surely recall the dialogue ““We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don’t please.”  by the hoity-toity  cats of  Lady and the Tramp movie. They tell what’s in the tiny head of theirs and do as they wish, Siamese cats also are very fond of people in general. In your lonely life it’s proved the best companion as Siamese require attention and company all the time.

THE TAILLESS COMPANION : MANX CAT

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If you aren’t a cat owner then you don’t know if some of its breed are tailless, well it’s true in case of Manx cat. You would be surprised to know that these domestic cats are mostly tailless, with a small tale or a few can be fully tailed. They originated from the Isle of Man and are characterized by their elongated hind legs, rounded head and by being tailless. It’s good to know that a Manx cat is highly flexible in it’s attitude, not only they are affectionate but they are quite smart hunter, in fact, you don’t need a watch dog if you have a Manx cat in your house. They are a bit shy towards social gatherings and will follow their owners, wherever they go, a Manx gives you space and will respect your decisions and will not deny a game of fetch and throw.

Pet owners are often worried about their pets health, they are worried and often don’t know what to do if it’s Manx. The common health problems that a Manx cat can face are, arthritis of the tailbone, Manx syndrome and corneal dystrophy or cloudiness of eyes. Don’t let the cat be more heavy and take care of their proper nutritional diet, as these have a tendency of gaining weight in a very short span of time. The soft fur coat need to be daily brushed and the area around both the eyes is to be cleaned with a separate damp cloth.

RAGDOLL – THE DOG-LIKE-CATS

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Popularly known as dog-like-cats or puppy-like-cats, these cats are characterized by their long silky fur coat. They will follow you from room to room, fetch toys if you want and are extremely easy to handle with in your lap, not to forget that just like dogs they seek physical attention. If you are crazy for different colors then you are ‘the one’ to own a ragdoll cat, the colors are total six; red, seal, chocolate and the corresponding “dilutes”, including blue, lilac, and cream. Are you an Olaf who just love hugs, than a Ragdoll is known for collapsing into the arms of anyone, they too are fond of cuddling.

These are characterized by their soft silky fur-coat, proportionate legs, blue eyes and large frame. As far as their health is concerned, all a Ragdoll need except being thoroughly washed and cleaned, is grooming so that their fur does not mat.