Tip 145

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A basic toolbox for grooming  a longhaired cat should include the following:

A double-sided wire and bristle brushes is useful for general grooming. Consider a slicker brush for removing tangles, dead hair and debris. They also help to distribute healthy coat oils all over the body. A wide-toothed comb helps long hair to remain matt-and tangle-free and a de-shedding comb will keep the undercoat thinned without cutting the hair.

As with your own personal brushes and combs, it’s a good idea to regularly wash and disinfect your cat’s grooming tools. Keep them all together in a little plastic container.

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bounceIf you cat and dog has a lot of static in their fur, try using dryer sheets. Run one lightly over your pet’s coat to take out frizz and the friction. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.