Don’t Forget To Groom Your Cat
Cats are the unsung heroes of often being the “easy to take care” pet. While that is true when int comes to not having to take your cat out for walks, they still need some attention, like regular grooming. Cats also grow a thicker hair coat for the winter months and will shed more in the spring time. This can lead to excessive hairballs and discomfort for your cat, unless you spend a little time grooming your cat.
Most of the same types of brushes and combs that you would use on your dog can be used for grooming cats as well. With little training and desensitizing, your cat will most likely accept being groomed quite easily. With cats like all other animals, little rewards while getting your cat used to grooming will be useful. Also, doing a little bit at a time is a good idea as well.
The little time you will spend grooming your cat will give you great useful returns. Gentle grooming will bring your cat closer to you and will make any and all treatments you might need to give your cat in the future a little easier, as your cat trusts you. Also, your cat’s skin and haircoat will be healthier and shinier and there will be far less cat hair all around your house and your clothes!
Give it a try this spring and groom your cat. The comfort of having less incidents of hairballs will make your cat much happier!
Did You Know? There Is a Way to Clean Dog’s Teeth Without Anesthesia
If you are worried about your dog’s teeth, but are worried about having to put your dog under anesthesia for the procedure, we feel your pain. It seems that this is a common problem, but unless you are brushing your dogs’ teeth daily, or feeding them raw diet (there is information that the enzymes in the raw diet help to clean your dog’s teeth).
According to an article in the local news media article (KSL: Dental work on pets without anesthetic?) there are professionals who do provide this service. According to the article, only 1 out of 100 pets reject the procedure if it is done by a knowledgeable professional. They do note that it is still a medical procedure and should be done by a professional so that your dog’s teeth or sensitive gums.