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Flea collars, brushes and shampoo: everything you need to take good care of your cat!
Treating your cat against fleas, trimming her nails or brushing her coat? Taking good care of your cat contributes to good hygiene, good health and a happy feline companion. Cats are largely capable of looking after themselves, but a little helping hand is always welcome. Do you want to find out how to take good care of your cat? Read on and discover everything you need.
A flea collar or flea comb? Protecting your cat against fleas
They’re extremely annoying, but unfortunately familiar to many cat owners: fleas. These crawling creatures know how to find their way into a cat's fur. Fleas can be uncomfortable for both you and your pet, it’s therefore recommended to treat your cat to prevent her from becoming infested by fleas. Fleas can multiply and spread very quickly in your cat’s fur and home. This can result in a flea infestation. Many cats live with fleas, but show minimal signs. That’s why preventive treatment is so important. This can be done, for example, with the help of a flea collar for cats. Have you discovered a flea in your cat’s fur? Then use a flea comb to remove it. Repeat this as long as you see the fleas crawling in your cat's fur.
Don’t forget the annoying ticks either
Not only fleas, but also ticks can easily find their way into your cat's coat. Especially cats that spend a lot of time outdoors are more likely to encounter ticks. It’s therefore very important to check your cat regularly. The flea collars from our range also protect against these little critters. Have you discovered a tick in your cat’s fur? It’s important to remove it as soon as possible with a tick remover. This prevents them from passing diseases on to your cat.
Cat brushes and combs: the perfect way to groom your cat
Do you have a long-haired cat like a Persian or a Balinese? Then it’s usually necessary to brush your cat once a week. Long-haired kittens require a little more care, because the thin kitten coat tangles quickly. Short-haired cat breeds and breeds with a medium-long coat such as the Norwegian Forest Cat, Ragdoll or American Bobtail often need only a monthly brush. Use a good cat comb or cat brush that removes dirt and tangles from the coat, but doesn’t damage the skin.
Bathing your cat? Read our tips and discover our lovely shampoos
In most cases, your cat is perfectly capable of keeping its coat clean. Cats are very hygienic animals and will do anything to keep their fur clean and fresh. We say "most of the time", because there are cats who can use your help, for example:
- Your older cat who is physically no longer able to keep her coat clean
- Your cat after a medical procedure, who simply cannot reach her coat due to discomfort
- Your cat with fleas, who unfortunately has to be washed with flea shampoo
- Your adventurous cat, who has been rolling around in something dirty
If you need to wash your cat, for whatever reason, it’s important to choose a good cat shampoo. Choose a cat shampoo that’s suitable for your cat's skin. It’s also recommended not to wash your cat too often, because of the essential oils your cat carries on her skin. Our range also includes dry shampoo, ideal for cats who find washing too exciting.
Brushing teeth? Discover everything for excellent dental care
Brushing your cat's teeth also contributes to good hygiene. Just like us humans, cats can suffer from plaque, foul breath or gum problems. You can use a special cat toothbrush, which is softer than the toothbrushes we use for humans. Start brushing as soon as your cat is a kitten, this will ensure that your cat gets used to brushing her teeth when she’s older.
Everything you need to know about paw care for happy cat paws
We probably don't need to explain that cats scratch, they’re known for it! Scratching their claws offers more advantages than just a euphoric feeling. It also contributes to healthy paws and claws. Yet it’s still possible, despite the scratching, that your cat’s claws grow too long, get damaged or torn. In these cases, the use of claw scissors or a claw file is recommended. Check your cat's claws regularly and prevent problems such as ingrown or torn claws.
Hygiene in the feline household
Good hygiene means more than just looking after your cat's coat, claws, paws, ears and eyes. A clean house is at least as important when you have cats. Think for example of a good litter box with the right cat litter, this prevents odours in the house. But also the removal of cat hair and stains on furniture and other surfaces. For optimal hygiene in the home, go to the category ‘hygiene for cats’. Here you’ll find our rich assortment of litter trays, cat litter and refreshing cat deo, as well as stain sprays and sticky rollers for clothes to remove stains and cat hair.
In a nutshell
It’s definitely recommended to treat your cat to prevent it from becoming infested by fleas. There are several possibilities, see above what you can do to prevent or remove fleas from your cat’s fur.
Unfortunately, cats are at risk of getting ticks and ticks in turn can easily find their way into your cat’s coat. You can prevent this by using a tick and flea collar. It’s also important that you remove a tick as soon as possible, above you can read why.
Cats definitely benefit from a brushing session. Especially long-haired cats and young kittens, because they get tangles in their coat faster. Use a good brush when combing or brushing your cat.
In many cases, cats are perfectly capable of keeping their coat clean themselves. They do this by licking. But some cats can use our help. Like older cats or cats who can't keep themselves clean because of an illness for example.