Cat Grooming Goes Well If You Understand Cat Psychology

Cat Grooming Goes Well If You Understand Cat Psychology

When tackling a task, if you are careful and know what you’re doing, the chances are that it will go well. Grooming a cat is a good example, if you are inexperienced, the chances are you will get yourself into difficulties. When cat grooming, there are a number of points to bear in mind:

  1. Cats are different to dogs, so different rules apply. If you try to treat a cat like a dog, you will quickly get into a whole lot of trouble.
  2. Cats can make quite scary sounds when they are annoyed, but if you are used to those sounds, you can remain calm and handle the situation.
  3. Cat skin is different to dog skin. The skin of a cat is extremely sensitive. If you rub a cat’s fur the wrong way, against the fall of their hair, it will hurt the cat, and you will get problems. But if you rub the cat’s fur the correct way, with the hair, the cat will be content and you will be fine.
  4. Cats may go crazy and struggle for a while but they will quickly exhaust their strength. Then the aggression disappears, they go floppy and passive and will allow you to continue grooming them.
  5. If you are not careful, and not aware of cat psychology, the cat will scratch or bite you. If that happens you will need to go to hospital because cat scratches and bites puncture the skin deeply and are likely to get infected with nasty diseases like tetanus and cat fever.

Successful cat groomers are aware of the pitfalls and can therefore groom cats all day long without getting into difficulties. If your cat needs grooming, make an appointment and bring it along to us. We will be pleased to groom your cat with no difficulties.





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