I prefer to use a comb for a person on my cat Kohl. Kohl loves to be combed out with an ordinary comb. I like to to use a wire comb for cats that have long hair. My Maine Coon cat Snowflake would get mats in her fur. A wire comb is very effective in removing matted hair.
I use a nail clipper like I use for myself to trim my cats claws. I find it easier to use then the cat clippers. I never trim too much off of their claws at one time. I always try to avoid trimming too much off of their claws because I do not want to cut into the quick of their claw. Cutting into the quick of their claw can result in excessive bleeding or an infection.
I have an old rubber glove with little rubber prongs it. This glove works quite well on removing loose hair from your cats coat. I purchased the rubber glove from a pet store about ten years ago.
I have several brushes that I use for my cats. I have used baby brushes to brush out their fur. Baby brushes are good for kittens since they do not have aggressive bristles. I also have several cat brushes. One of my brushes is a rubber brush which seems to work well for all hair types of cats. I have several brushes that have a handle on them with medium bristles. A medium bristle brush works well on short and long haired cats. I have one brush that has wire bristles with rubber tips. I use the wire bristle brush on my long haired cats.
Always remember to start grooming your cat as a kitten. They will learn to tolerate being groomed at a young age. Trying to groom an older cat that has never been groomed before can be very challenging. They may not liked being groomed whatsoever and will try to bite and scratch you. Always talk softly and gently to your cat while you are grooming him as this will relax and calm him down.
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