Your basic tool kit should include a nylon bristle brush to give the coat a smooth silky look; a rubber curry brush that looks like a comb with large rubber teeth that magnetically lifts fur and massages and a flea comb. Also consider a fine short-toothed comb to gently remove any matted hair and for removing hair from the slicker brush.
Catnip, catmint, catswort, kitty crack or whatever you call the plant with the Latin name Nepeta Catania, one thing is certain; the essential oil it contains nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on felines revving up their play skills and prey drive by instantly turning snoozing couch potatoes into an ecstatic flipped out balls of fur. The catnip effect lasts about 10 minutes. It’s a great way to exercise your kitty!