Video: How To Properly Care For Cats' Fur?
2023 Author: Molly Page | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 22:49
The question - why it is necessary to cut dogs for a long time has no interest in anyone. Those. everyone understands why a dog grooming is necessary. To keep the dog clean and well-groomed. But why and for what to cut cats, I will try to give a visual representation - for what reason you will have to seek the help of an animal grooming specialist.
The main reason for a haircut is to get rid of the tangles on your cat's body. Breeders have brought out a lot of cat breeds - Persian, Siamese, Angora and this list can be continued for a long time, but there is little, but they did not bother about the too long coat of many cats. In this article, I will try to help with tips for caring for cats.
Hair care. If your pet is a longhaired breed - listen to my advice. As practice shows, kittens should be taught to comb and slicker from an early age. At first, when the kitten's coat is still small, then you do not see the point of combing it (why does a bald man need a comb?), But you are deeply mistaken. During the cutting process, my clients ask the same question - they complain, why does our pet not like to comb? Because they haven't taught me since childhood. How to do it? In the evening - sitting in front of the TV, you can put your pet on your lap, catching the moment when he goes to sleep after a hard, playful day. Take a comb and with light massage movements begin to comb it along the growth of the coat from the back of the head to the tail - he will like it. And so, repeat this simple procedure every day and your pet will get used to combing, and already in adulthood, he will not snort at combs and slickers.
My advice: when your pet grows up and his coat becomes long, I advise weave a thin elastic band between the teeth at the base into the comb. You can use such a comb only if the animal does not have tangles (after all, you did not allow this?). Why do I need to weave a rubber band? It is commonplace - the friction force promotes better combing. This advice also applies to dog grooming. In this case, it is necessary to make a reservation that the movements of the comb should be slower when combing.
Which comb to choose? In my work practice, I use double-sided combs. On the one hand, the comb has a larger gap between the teeth, on the other, it is less. How to brush your cat's coat correctly? First, comb out with the side with a large gap between the teeth to knock off dust and any debris, and then with the side with a small gap between the teeth. This makes the combing procedure less painful. A comb with an elastic band between the teeth is much more effective and better in caring for a pet's hair than a comb without an elastic band there. You can verify this. A comb with an interwoven elastic band is 6 times more effective at combing out dead hair, which is the primary source of the WALKERS.
Now, let's imagine this situation. You did not do all of the above. The animal has grown, and it has tangles (in other words, matted wool). You take a comb and try to comb them out, sometimes pulling them out by force. Feeling not pleasant - It's the same as trying to pull yourself out of the swamp by your hair - a trick done by Baron Munchausen. Your pet will experience pain when you forcibly (of course, only to help your beloved animal) try to rid it of the tangles. In response to the pain inflicted, he with "joy "will leave you at best a couple of scratches on your hands, at worst an extra couple of seams on your body from exposure to it with your teeth. This is where the familiarity of the animal with the comb ends. What should be done in order to avoid this. As I described earlier, it is necessary to teach kittens from childhood to all kinds of combs and slickers. It should be remembered: in no case (and this is my advice) in the childhood of your kitten or cat, use a comb or slicker as a fun toy during games. This toy during the game may one day cause pain to your pet, which he will remember for the rest of his life and will become enemy number ONE.
Molting. Molting is the process of changing hair. This process takes place in dogs and cats twice a year - in spring and autumn, but some cats and cats shed their hair (for various reasons) all year round. Various reasons mean, first of all, improperly balanced diet, gastrointestinal diseases, lack of vitamins and many other reasons. If you have such a problem with your pet, then it is best to get an explanation in each case by contacting the veterinary center.
How to correctly determine if your pet has started molting or not? Everything is very simple. Need to "pull " more oftenhis coat in spring and autumn. And if the fur, after your insignificant efforts when twitching, with an abundant lump remains in your fingers, then the molting process has begun. On these days, you need to comb your pet every day in order to avoid the appearance and formation of tangles. As a rule, shedding occurs profusely in the first week. When combing, use a comb with a braided elastic band, if there are no tangles, and if there is, then just a comb. If you do not observe these simple truths during molting, then your pet is threatened with the appearance of mats. How are they formed? Most often, the reason is one - you do not pay due attention to combing your animal during molting, in other words, you run its fur.
Dead (shedding) hair is discarded and entangled with "live hair ". It should be noted that the structure of the dead wool is very fragile. It is for this reason that it gets entangled and entangled with living wool. And if at the time of molting you do not comb the animal, getting rid of the dead hair, then you can get a pet covered with mats as a gift. Many of our clients are surprised by the cats that live outside the home - the so-called "basement cats ". How is it that without outside human care, their fur is always in order? Will explain. Yard cats get rid of shedding hair by walking in the bushes, climbing trees and so on, where branches, bushes play the role of "natural "combs. Shedding wool during such walks remains on the bushes and trees, and we must replace all these natural combs with pets, or rather with our attention and care. But oddly enough, almost every third answer to the question how did you manage to launch the animal, from our clients sounds something like this: “You see, we left for a month and left our pet for grandmother, neighbor, son, brother, sister, etc.., and they only fed him and did not comb out and here is the result - tangles! " We, of course, silently" understand " them - for the sake of decency, but we know perfectly well the real reason.
Mats are not good! The first signaling place of the imminent appearance of mats, with improper care, on the body of the animal are "armpits " and "groin ". They then form on the belly. Then on the sides, and then the animal is simply covered with a "shell " … According to them, you can conduct statistics on which side it prefers, and in what position your pet sleeps most often. On which part of the body there are more tangles, on that part of the body (sides, back) your pet prefers to sleep. You can check. The key to hair without tangles is regular brushing of your pet. And if the animal does not allow itself to be combed? - (see the text above). But the question is? It seems that the moulting season has not begun or has passed, and the animal's wool is not alive. The second reason for the formation of tangles, according to my statistics, is again our ignorance of caring for animal hair during and after bathing. So how do you wash your pet properly? It does not matter what kind of animal wash you choose when bathing your animal, it is how you wash it. So that the bathing procedure does not cause their formation,I give IMPORTANT advice. All your hand movements while washing the animal should be in the same direction, from the back of the head to the tip of the tail. In other words, along the wool, and not in different directions - in no case. Wool of animals, especially cats and cats, is very thin and with chaotic movements it "breaks ". At the same time, it becomes in its structure, similar to the "dead " wool during molting. After that, a process similar to the molt described in this article begins.
The third reason for their formation is improper wiping of the animal after washing. Now I ask you to remember the last time you washed your animal, in what way did you dry it? Take a moment from reading the article, think, and then read on. Do you remember? Not every owner wipes his pet properly. My advice: How to dry your pet properly? You just need to wrap it up in a towel and "get wet ". Plenty of water? Take a second towel and blot again. No chaotic side-to-side movements. You will break the wool and, as a result, tangles.
Well, another reason for the formation of tangles is our great love for our pet. We ourselves, without knowing it, contribute to the formation of tangles in animals behind the ears. Have you already guessed? Yes. How often do we, sitting in a comfortable chair, scratch our pet behind the ears. In response to this, they tenderly purr to us lulling songs. Neither you nor they suspect that this contributes to the formation of tangles behind the ears. Again, with your chaotic hand movements you "break "your pet's fur. And the same thing happens as I wrote above. I don't know why, but it just so happened that in our crazy age of progress and technology, for some reason (either they copy us, or laziness was born first), our animals are also not eager to bother themselves with unnecessary physical exertion. They sometimes forget that licking their fur is their direct responsibility, especially after going to the toilet. But let's take the side of animals in this matter - are we not to blame for this? Most likely we are. Will explain. Imagine, we get ourselves animals - dogs and cats, in small apartments, where they, with several jumps, are able to cross the footage of our entire home. What kind of physical activity can there be? Moreover, if we constantly scold them - do not climb on the bed, get off the table, in short, do not roam. What remains for the animal? Find a smaller placeyes sleep. But before that, in order to sleep better, you need to eat well. And so every day. Hence the extra weight. Castration and sterilization of an animal for our peace of mind, above all, also leads to an increase in the weight of the animal. And, as a rule, at 4-5 years of age, the animal is no longer able to bend down to lick its ass after using the toilet. And cleanliness has always been the hallmark of cats. I'll make a reservation, the cat is not the same. What can we say about such a "trifleAnd cleanliness has always been the hallmark of cats. I'll make a reservation, the cat is not the same. What can we say about such a "trifleAnd cleanliness has always been the hallmark of cats. I'll make a reservation, the cat is not the same. What can we say about such a "trifle » Like licking wool. And this is probably the reason for the formation of tangles, the fault of which can be blamed for 70% on the animal. So, we have considered all possible options for the formation of tangles. Now let's move on to the question - what are the risks of tangles.
Mats are a constant source of irritation for any animals (in our case, dogs and cats). Mats hinder the movement of dogs and cats. When animals try to get rid of tangles on their own, licking them with their tongue and unwittingly wetting them with saliva, they create a favorable "rotten " environment for all kinds of skin diseases, especially in summer. I have been working with animals for 12 years and am surprised when, after all my explanations, some people do not realize the practical meaning of grooming cats, those representatives of cats whose hair periodically "dumps " into tangles. It's just that these people are ordinary people, or they have Cornish Rexes, sphinxes living in their house and this problem is not familiar to them. Grooming cats and its advantages !?
Firstly, by freeing cats from tangles, we first of all care about the health of their skin. Yes, I agree, and many already know that the cutting process can be stressful for an animal, and most often this procedure is performed under anesthesia. But I have developed a method thanks to which the grooming of cats in my performance goes without anesthesia, without helpers, without your help and without any kind of sedatives. (Self-promotion?))) You can be convinced by just looking for me on the Internet and watch videos - grooming cats on the site. Secondly, if one of the family members is allergic to cat hair in the house, and this is more often found out after the kitten has grown up and you already feel sorry for it and you will not give it to anyone, then the allergy is removed as if by hand after a haircut. Thirdly, no flying fluffneither on plates, nor on "black " suits. Fourth, the ever- clean ass of the animal after going to the toilet ! This is also an important factor. You never know where your animal will sit after the toilet, and then you will lie down, and then you will not wash your hands, and then think for yourself! In no way do I want to intimidate and call on everyone, to cut my pets - no, I just cite reliable cases from practice.
And in conclusion, I would like to tell a story from my life. While at the client's order, I asked her why and why she cuts her cat. The story she told me was the first time I heard such a story and the reason no one has ever told me. It means that my client went to the dacha in the summer and took the cat with her. Her cat was covered with mats, but at that time the haircuts of cats were a novelty, and she did not know that she had to fight with mats. Upon arrival at the dacha, her cat goes around the nearby surroundings for a long time. The mistress does not worry about her fornication, since the cat is spayed. One day a cat came into the house and lay down at the door. The hostess was delighted with her favorite and took her in her arms to cuddle. After that, the hostess was almost hit by a blow - some "worms " climbed out of the animal's hair… Subsequently, when she brought her to the "veterinary clinic " she was explained that these were maggots - the larva of round-seam flies - and an operation was needed, because these larvae were deposited under the skin of the animal, developed there and began to climb out. She had her hair cut before the operation. The cat was saved.
How could this happen? Let's trace the chain of events. Mats, heat, the animal's nerves are at the limit due to mats, an attempt to independently pull the mats from oneself, microtrauma from its own teeth, a fly that, smelling the smell of blood, easily laid its eggs on the animal's body. Of course, this case is out of the ordinary, but it took place in real life. Now I just want to finish the article with a sense of accomplishment (that's why I explained how, why and why) and ask the skeptics: " Do you still think and think that cats should not be cut in any way?"
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