Article: How to Make Your Cat Love Getting Groomed
How to Make Your Cat Love Getting Groomed
Regularly grooming your cat can help reduce hair ball problems and can ensure that your cat's coat continues to look healthy and beautiful. However, not all cats enjoy getting groomed. Some love being brushed and can even get a little bit demanding about their regular grooming time. Geisha, my long hair calico is very vocal about this.... trust me. Others would prefer to keep their distance from the brush permanently.
So, grooming a cat can be difficult. But even a resistant cat can be taught to enjoy grooming. The key is to utilize the cat's enjoyment of human contact. The most aloof cat enjoys some great periods of petting, but some have parts of their body that are more sensitive, and they don't want to be touched, especially not with a brush.
Understand Your Cat's Reluctance
Before you can change your cat's negative attitude towards grooming, you need to understand what causes it. First, you should realize that cats, just like people, have sensitive parts in their bodies. The cat may have been injured at some point or maybe just does not like being touched in a specific area. This is why it's important to know your cat before you begin grooming. If you know which parts of your cat's body are sensitive, you can avoid those areas and still provide what he or she needs.