Cat Grooming

Regular cat grooming is an important part of your cat’s overall health and wellness. Brushing your cat's fur not only helps to keep him or her clean and free of mats, but it also offers a number of other benefits. Grooming helps to distribute natural oils throughout your pet’s coat, keeping it healthy and shiny. It can also help to reduce the amount of shedding fur in your home. Before visiting Summit Dog & Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, learn about some items to consider when grooming your feline below:

Cat Grooming

How Often Should You Groom Your Cat?

The frequency of grooming will vary depending on your cat's breed and coat length. Short haired cats typically only need to be brushed once a week, while long haired cats may need to be brushed daily to prevent mats from forming. If you are unsure of how often to groom your cat, consult with your veterinarians at Summit Dog & Cat Hospital.

Tips for Grooming Your Cat

Before grooming your cat, there are certain items to consider. Some tips our vets recommend to make the experience enjoyable include:

•             Use a gentle brush and praise your cat throughout the grooming process. Once you are complete, offer treats as a reward.

•             Groom your cat at the same time each day or week. This routine will help your cat get used to the process.

•             Be gentle and avoid brushing too hard to prevent irritating your pet’s skin.

•             Make sure to brush all areas of your cat's body, including its belly, legs, and tail.

When to Seek Professional Assistance

While regular grooming at home is essential, certain aspects may require professional assistance. Our groomers can help with tasks like nail trimming, ear cleaning, and sanitary trims safely and efficiently. We can also provide valuable advice on grooming techniques and products for your cat's specific needs.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

Cat grooming is a vital aspect of pet care that should not be overlooked. Our team at Summit Dog & Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, can help you establish a grooming routine for your cat and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (908) 273-2200 today. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, we are ready to help!


Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

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