Grooming Your Cat
Question My cat's long hair frequently gets balled up and she doesn't like it when I brush her - what can I do?
Answer To prevent your cat's long hair from getting tangled, try combing her every day to get her used to the experience and prevent the matts from forming. If your cat objects to this, she may benefit from a body shave two to three times per year from a professional groomer.
Ask your veterinarian to recommend a groomer who is experienced with cats. Long-haired cats often enjoy being shaved rather than trying to untangle their natty hair with a harsh wire brush. When the hair starts to grow back after the shave, use a boar bristle hairbrush, which is more comfortable on their skin, to maintain their hair.
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