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Fur care for cats: how to do it right
Cats are exciting and loving companions. Whether you get an indoor or outdoor cat, you should not underestimate the effort involved. This also applies, for example, to cat fur care. Fur fulfils an important function because it protects your four-legged friend’s body from environmental influences. For example, well-groomed fur keeps parasites away, as they don’t feel particularly comfortable in brushed cat hair. In addition, you can also identify skin changes and diseases as well as any flea or louse infestation through regular fur care.
Gentle brushing for well-groomed cat fur
House cats are known for their cleanliness. Fur care for cats is an extremely important concern. They spend a lot of time each day keeping their fur clean with their paws and tongue. However, it is especially necessary to actively help with fur care for long hair cats with fluffier fur, since all kinds of foreign bodies such as plant parts can get trapped in the fur. However, regular brushing is also essential for cats with shorter fur because loose hair can cause itching and knots, and often pain as well. Special brushes, combs and special gloves are useful tools for fur care in cats.
When brushing you should make sure that the care tool does not catch, since then fur care would become a painful procedure for your fluffy darling. And if this has happened once, your pet may react badly the next time you brush her. The brush used should have a massaging, soothing effect for your cat to feel comfortable with fur care. By the way: in spring and autumn, during shedding, you should brush your cat even more often. You will find various products for gentle and effective fur care in the Maxi Zoo online shop.
An important factor in fur care: diet
Another important criterion with regard to fur care in cats is a protein-rich diet. Proteins are a basic building block of skin and hair. In addition, cat food should contain as many unsaturated fatty acids as possible. Salmon pate and other fish dishes contain these ingredients in large quantities and are therefore ideally suited for a skin and fur-supporting diet in cats. Furthermore, you should also give your cat sufficient vitamins, copper and zinc – if necessary, via feed supplements. However, pay attention to the correct dosage, as these substances can lead to health impairments if consumed excessively. At Maxi Zoo you will find protein-rich cat food and food supplements that are beneficial for cat fur care.
By the way, you should only bathe your fluffy four-legged friend if the fur is extremely dirty or matted. In general, cats tend to dislike water. However, if your pet is used to water, possibly from a very young age, there is no reason not to have a little dip in the bath tub.