Dogs can be bathed every three days to every six weeks. Cats: weekly to six months. Be sure to use pet grooming shampoo, protect the eyes and rinse with tepid water.
Older cats often have a difficult time keeping their nails groomed. Cat nails can become very thick and overgrow into the skin. Check nails weekly and trim them once a month to prevent overgrowth and injury.
Frequent brushing helps reduce hairballs by eliminating the amount of fur a cat ingests while grooming. Hill’s® Science Diet® Hairball Control cat food assists in moving hair through your cat’s intestinal tract and nourishes the skin and coat to reduce unnecessary shedding.
Regular and thorough brushing helps prevent mats, which are not only painful but also trap heat and moisture and can result in skin infections.
Brush your pet regularly! Not only will your dog or cat be more attractive and happier for the extra attention, but every piece of fur you snare you’ll spare from the floor or sofa.
Cats spend a lot of time grooming! Not a big surprise…Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine found that cats spend between 30 and 50 percent of their days cleaning themselves.
Play with, touch and pet your cat’s or dog’s feet frequently. The more accustomed they are to having their paws touched, the more accepting they will be of nail trimming.
Dogs in temperate climates such as Southern California seem to shed year round. This is because it is never cold enough here to signal their body to hold on to fur. Brush furry pups daily to maintain a healthy coat.
Do you want a cat with long, medium, or short hair? Long-haired cats require almost daily brushing to keep their fur from matting, so be prepared to spend regular time grooming these cats.
Brushing your cat regularly will help remove excess fur before it is ingested when cats groom themselves. It is also a great way to bond with your cat and can be used as a reward; a little positive reinforcement goes a long way!