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What are best ways to groom your cat?

September 25th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Hello. I spend over an hour a day brushing my cat and the amount of hair I extract never lightens up. Are there any vaccum like devices that are safe for cats that anyone recommends? I have about 3 different types of brushes/combs and she still sheds like crazy. She is not a super long haired cat, but can I trim her hair with a beard trimmer? let me know what you guys do to releive the amount of time grooming your pets.

September 25th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Sometimes excessive shedding can be reduced by changing foods. I know when I switched foods for my dog, her shedding decreased dramatically.
What is your cat being fed?

September 25th, 2005, 04:39 PM
Shaving your pets does not cut down on their shedding.

September 26th, 2005, 05:36 PM
I feed her Iams dry food and Friskees wet foot. I also give her a few snacks a day.

I am aware that shaving a cat doesn't help with shedding, that is why I thought of just trimming the hair to cut my grooming time in half because when I used to trim my dogs hair, most of the loose hair would be caught with the trimmed hair, making it easier that brushing contantly for an hour. so I thought it might work for my cat as well.

September 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM
When you bath a cat or dog and brush while blowing dry you end up separating the hair. This makes it earier to brush and cuts down on matting. After you have done your major brushing go over the coat with a flea comb. It also helps to separate the hairs.

September 27th, 2005, 01:14 AM
I never bathe my cat, but I can try blow drying her hair.