At Dr Zoo, we are very much cat lovers! That’s why we want to highlight the importance of taking care of their skin and fur. Grooming is about more than just keeping your cat looking good, it's about keeping them healthy and content.

You’ve no doubt noticed your kitty washing several times a day. For the most part, they can take care of themselves very well, but sometimes they’ll need a little help from you. Grooming and brushing will improve the health of your cat’s skin and coat and can even help to prevent feline health issues such as digestive problems caused by hairballs.

Regular brushing offers benefits such as removing dead hair and dirt and preventing mats and tangles. Not all cats like to be brushed but with the correct tool and a little of patience, they will get used to grooming time. If you have a kitten, start now and they will grow to enjoy this, if you have a cat and you would like to start grooming them or if you have a little kitten and you want to know how to get started, we've listed some tips below for you to try. 

Grooming Tips 

-            Pick a time when the cat is calm and satisfied. Perhaps after eating.

-          Start with 5 minute sessions and go up each session as needed.

-          Make sure to have a treat for the end of the session.

-          Don’t push too much, if he/she wants to go, leave it, you can try again later.

Remember, when brushing, always brush in the natural direction of the fur and be extra gentle around the belly and chest areas.

-          Check your cat’s paws regularly for any cuts, sores, splinters or swellings. 

-          Aside from causing pain, foreign substances that stick to their feet may end up on her tongue during grooming.

-          In hot and cold weather, moisturise them and try to avoid letting your cat’s feet touch freezing floors, hot sidewalks or other uncomfortable surfaces.

Paws & Noses 

Cat’s paw pads and noses are delicate. Their paws are engineered to help them be the best predator they can and their noses are cute and their most important sensery organ. Cats have 200 million scent receptors! So we want to take care of these areas really well. Paw pads can become dry and cracked from hot or cold concrete, or can become itchy from a variety of natural elements. 

To keep these areas healthy we designed a natural balm to moisturise and protect dry, cracked noses and sore, itchy paws. Ingredients like Shea Butter and Hemp Oil will give the extra moisture their nose and paw pads need. It also contains Natural Vitamin E which will promote a healthy skin. You can apply the balm directly to the nose and paws and you can also use some cool socks to help the product absorb into the skin. 

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