A Complete Guide to Grooming your Cats

by ABK Grooming

how to groom a cat

Do you need to groom your cats? Well, generally, cats are known for self-cleaning and hygiene practices. However, grooming your feline friend regularly comes with multiple benefits. Besides making them look good, regular grooming sessions help remove matting from their fur. Tangled fur makes your cat feel uncomfortable and invites parasites and infections.

Another crucial reason to groom your furries is to observe their skin closely for fleas, ticks, and ear mites that cause infection and are hard to cure. You may also detect skin cuts, lumps, or bumps underneath their long fur and treat them timely by consulting the vet.

Now some cats enjoy their grooming session and take it like a massage. But it's normal for some to get fidgety, and you might need to put extra effort into a peaceful grooming session. In this scenario, it is best to make them comfortable with the sensation of your touch and the various tools you will use.

Professionals suggest using only cat-specific tools and products for easy and comfortable grooming. ABK Grooming guides you to groom your four-legged friend using only quality grooming products.


How to brush a cat’s coat?

Regularly brushing your cat’s coat removes dirt, grease, and dead hair. It also improves blood circulation. Most cats groom themselves, but your support will help them save from extreme tangles and bellies full of hair. 

  • Use an Andis metal comb to brush your cat’s fur. Plastic comb generates a static current in their fur, making brushing difficult, and our feline gets angry.
  • Brush from head to toe in the direction of the coat’s growth. Pay special attention to the dense areas such as the neck, belly, and behind the legs for any matting.
  • Sprinkle some talcum powder over tangled knots and use your fingers to loosen them up.
  • Brush in the opposite of growth to look closely at their skin. Check for wounds, bumps, and hidden tangles. 
  • After detangling, run a flea comb to check for ticks and fleas. Check behind the ears, neck area, back, belly, and tail for fleas.
  • Brush at least two times a week and consult your vet in case of redness or any skin-related issue as soon as you notice them

It’s normal if your cat gets uneasy. Make sure you treat them with patience and reward them for small cooperation. Getting your cat into the habit of grooming is essential, mainly because they need more of your help to keep them healthy and hygienic as they age. 

Giving your cat a soulful bath

Generally, cats clean themselves well and need very few bathing sessions. However, you will know your cat needs a bath when the coat seems greasy and smelly as you run your hands over the fur. Cats usually take bathing as a stressful experience, but getting into the habit when young is always good advice. 

  • Schedule the bathing session when your cat is tired. Consider after a heavy meal when your cat is sleepy or after a long playtime when tired.
  • Gently place cotton buds in her ears. Avoid applying shampoo on the face, ears, and eyes, as these need to be handled carefully. 
  • Use lukewarm water to soak them and apply cat-specific quality shampoo with low pH. Massage thoroughly over their back, belly, legs, and paws. 
  • Rinse the shampoo off for no residue. Use a warm towel to dampen and dry thoroughly.
  • Cuddle and show your love to your furry companion.

Keep an eye out for any scabs, rashes, or bumps. Consult a vet as soon as you notice any skin-related issues. Bathing is beneficial to their health and significantly improves the way they smell. Proper brushing and bathing reduce the hair, especially when talking about long and soft-coated cats.

You can buy globally recognized cat shampoo and conditioners used by professional groomers from ABK Grooming.

How to cut your cat’s nails?

Getting your cat into the habit of peaceful nail-clipping sessions can significantly help. Initially, take things slowly by getting your cat into the habit of you touching the paw pads and nails. Treat them with rewards every time they allow you to do so. 

Once they allow you to touch their paw pads, gently press the paw pads till the nail extends and treat your furry again for letting you do so. Familiarise them with the nail clipper and the sound of clipping.

  • Sit comfortably with your cat on your lap or at the grooming table. Ensure peaceful surroundings with no other distractions for your feline.
  • Keep the pet-specific nail clipper and styptic powder handy within your reach to stop bleeding in case of accidental cuts.
  • Now gently press the paw pads until the nail extends, and observe the pink lining. This is the living tissue called the quick. We need to clip the nail in the white part quickly and carefully. 
  • If the cat gets annoyed or stressed, stop and continue after some time. If you feel nervous or your cat seems hard to handle, visit a professional for clipping the nails.
  • Trim the nail once every ten days for your and your cat’s safety. 

We prefer using a sharp blade for quick clipping. Professionals use high-quality imported products for durability and clean results. 

How to clean the eyes and ears of your cat?

Your feline's ears make them highly alert but prone to infections. Healthy ears are light pink and have no debris or foul smell. If you notice anything other than this, consult your veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • Monitor your cat’s ears once per week for wax, debris, and infections.
  • Place a bit of liquid ear cleaner on the cotton bud or gauze. 
  • Fold your cat’s ear and gently remove debris by lifting the cotton ball.
  • Avoid cleaning canals as you may push the wax back, leading to severe pain and infection in the ear.

To clear your furry’s eyes, dampen the cotton ball with water or saline solution

 and carefully wipe the crusty gunk. Examine the eye for any tearing, cloudiness, or inflation. A healthy eye is clear and shiny, with the area around the eye being white.

Taking care of your cat’s health  

Cats are wonderful pets due to their intelligence, self-sufficiency, and companionship. They are mostly considered a low-maintenance member of the family. Keeping them healthy is our responsibility, and with regular attention, you can diagnose early symptoms and prevent them timely. 

The goal of grooming is to be patient, be gentle, and check for parasites, lumps, bumps, or ant cuts that may need immediate treatment. Make grooming a positive experience for you and your feline. 

Use only cat-specific quality products to groom your furry. For pet parents who want only premium luxury products to groom their pets, ABK Grooming is the only destination. 

Buy premium quality grooming tables and tools for the best grooming experience. Get clippers, shampoos and conditioners, trimming scissors, and a lot more from top Global brands from the USA, Germany, and Brazil, such as Hydra, Andis, Trixie, and much more.

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