Grooming Tools

Cats’ grooming needs are as different as their personalities. For some, it’s as constant as a tuna craving. For others, it’s the occasional tangle with dirt or dreads. So, it’s great that you made a pet-stop at this page, where we’ve given you the full gamut of grooming tools and what they do. Not only will you find the right tidy-ups for your Tabby – you’ll also find grooming a whole lot easier.

Recommended Grooming Guide

Slicker Brush Combo Brush Shedding Brush Moulting Comb Flea Comb Claw Scissors
Short/fine/single coat
Medium coat
Long/thick/double coat

 

Slicker Brush

The Slicker Brush removes matts, tangles and loose hairs from Simba, while distributing those natural oils that give him a shiny, healthy coat. Regular use of this especially slick tool will help reduce shedding – me-WOW. Simply brush with long strokes in the direction of your cat’s hair growth.

2-in-1 Combo Brush

The 2-in-1 Combo Brush is famous for keeping your kitty’s coat smooth and glossy. On one side, sturdy, nylon bristles gently remove tangles and whatever muck your Bengal’s been into. On the other, stainless steel pins really tackle the tangles of any long-haired breed. Simply brush from head to tail, and down the legs. And don’t forget behind those ears, and the base of Tigger’s tail.

Shedding Brush

The Shedding Brush removes loose, dead hair from your whiskered wonder’s undercoat, without damaging his top coat. Meanwhile, it distributes all those natural oils that give your cat a shiny, healthy coat. Even better, this brush can reduce the amount of pesky elements floating in the air, which can cause allergic reactions in humans. As for hairballs, consider them hexed.

Moulting Comb

The Moulting Comb removes loose and shedding hair from your pink-nosed partner’s coat. This stimulates Oliver’s skin and hair follicles while making him shiny-as. As for the comb’s rounded pins, well, they make the experience a whole lot more comfortable – can we say, massage for Manx?

Flea Comb

Cats love creating drama, so let’s talk fleas. No matter what type of coat your favourite feline has, using a flea comb will help to remove those circus mongers, nits and other debris. You’ll just want to begin by combing to remove any knots and tangles, first. Once you’re on to the flea-combing portion of the program, just pay particular attention to the areas around your cat’s ears; nape of his neck, and base of his tail.

Claw Scissors

Trimming claws may feel catastrophic at times, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your cat – and your furniture, carpet, yada, yada. How to: Simply hold your pet’s foot, gently pushing down with your thumb, at the base of the nail. This will cause your Birman’s nail to extend slightly, making it easier for you to see it. It’s best to trim the nail at a 45-degree angle, so the newly cut nail is flush with the floor.

Caution

Special note to cat-lovers: There is a blood vessel in each of your cat's nails, called the 'quick'. Now, you don't want to cut a nail so short that you cut the quick. It's always best to cut the excess nail only. If in doubt, or it's your first time clipping, cut just a tiny end off the nail, until you are feeling more confident. And just so you know, the pinkish colour of the quick is easy to see in pets with light-coloured nails. Happy grooming, kitties!