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Tips on Cat Care and Grooming

If you are a good owner and a pet lover, you have the knowledge that you have to take care of our cats. Cat care not only includes feeding the right kind and amount of food but also grooming the cat. This not only benefits for the welfare of the cat but also for your own good as well. If you will notice, cats lick their own fur to clean it up and to promote blood circulation in their body. However, this is not enough to keep the cat groomed. You have the responsibility to take care of your cat and provide good grooming to it.

If your cat is not used to grooming then you better persist on doing it slowly every day. This will create a routine that the cat can follow and thus promote cat grooming in your pet. With your persistence and determination, you will be able to free yourself, any family members and visitors from any diseases that can be related to poor grooming of pets. Moreover, it can also promote beautiful growth of fur in your cats and eventually promote pet and owner bonding.

If you have a cat and kitten with very long hair, then use a comb in grooming your cat. Like humans, animals need to keep their hair brushed in order to maintain a shiny and beautiful quality of hair. For short haired cats, a rubber brush can be used. You can start on the favorite areas of the cat which are mostly on the head and the chin. This is to create more trust on your pets and of course lets you continue what you have planned in grooming your pets.

Some cats do not like to get wet but when your pets really need one then you better persist on doing cat care and bath as prompt as possible. You can start on the ears of your pets with the use of cotton buds soaked in warm water so that your cat will not be startled with what you are planning to do with it. Clean the outer areas of the ear only.

After you are done with it, you can brush again your cat with damp or wet brush so that loose hair can be removed. Make sure that you will continue bathing your cat with warm water in a warm room so that your cat will not feel the chills and may make it very aggressive and very hard to groom in the end. When this happens, you may not be able to continue grooming it.

Once your cat is all wet, apply the shampoo intended for it. Do not apply to much, just enough for the size of the cat. Then rinse the cat well with warm water and you can apply conditioner to the fur if you really want it to be glossy shine. Make sure that when you do this; massage the cat on the favorite parts so it will have the liking of what you are doing. Once you are done, you can rinse the cat and wrap and cuddle it in a large towel to let the cat dry.

Cats Are Better Pets Than Dogs

I have had the privilege of having both a cat and a dog as pets in my household. I believe from this experience that, cats make better pets than dogs. Cats are disliked by many people and I believe it’s because they are so misunderstood. Dogs have a few benefits but they take way more work to care for than cats. Truthfully, I think it depends on which type of owner you are or want to be.

The first reason cats are better pets than dogs is that dogs require more work from the very beginning as puppies. Puppies have to be trained and this can take a long time to accomplish. Puppies will go to the bathroom anywhere they feel like going until you train them. My puppy spent much of his puppy years on the back porch because it took him a long time to understand not to go to the bathroom everywhere around the house. My cat however, did not have to be trained. When she was just a little kitten, it was automatic that she went in the litter box. I was amazed at how she instinctively knew to use the litter box. We did not have to take the cat outside to use the bathroom three times a day like you do with a dog. You do however, have to scoop the poop out of the litter box and change the litter frequently to avoid stinky smells in your house which is very easy to maintain.

The second reason cats are better as a pet is that they only eat the amount they need. If you pour a pound of food in a bowl for a cat, it will only eat until it is satisfied and leave the rest of the meal for later. Dogs are greedy, especially puppies. Dogs will eat everything you put in the dish in one feeding. You cannot leave a dog alone for a couple of days, leave a large amount and expect for a dog to make the food last through the days. It felt good knowing that we could go out-of-town for the weekend and leave the cat at home by herself. We would fill 2 big bowls before we left, one with water and the other with cat food. We would always return to a happy cat that still had plenty of food left in her dish. If you have a dog, he will need to go to a friend’s house or boarding place until you return, which can be expensive.