During the winter, your cat has some special grooming needs. During the winter, you need to brush your coat's fur more often, watch out for matted fur, and help your cat maintain their cat through a special diet. No matter who is taking care of your cat this winter, make sure your cat gets the extra attention they need.
#1 Brush Your Cat's Fur More Often
Although your cat grooms itself, it still needs your help with taking care of its fur. Your cat will shed more fur during both the fall and springtime. In the fall, your cat is shedding fur to make room for their thicker winter coat. In the spring, your cat sheds more as they get rid of their winter coat and let their summer coat grow in.
When your cat is shedding, it is harder for your cat to take care of itself. In the winter, when your cat's coat of hair is thicker, it also requires more work to prevent your cat's hair from getting tangled and matted.
You can help your cat out by brushing their fur more often. Use a wide-toothed comb or a special cat hair brush. When you brush your cat, move slowly through your cat's fur. If you have never brushed your cat's fur before, just brush a small section of your cat's body at a time to help your cat adjust to the feeling.
Brushing your cat's fur will help keep it healthy and will help prevent painful matting during the winter months.
#2 Keep an Eye Out for Matted Fur
Your cat's fur can easily become matted in the winter time, especially if your cat spends any time outside in the snow and rain. When your cat's fur becomes matted, it is a painful experience for your cat. Do not try to brush it out; this can be too painful for your cat.
When your cat has matted fur, use pet clippers that are specifically designed for matted hair to cut away the mat or take your cat to your groomer for this task. Your cat's skin is very thin and sensitive, and you don't want to harm their skin by pulling out the mat.
#3 Provide Your Cat with A Balanced Diet
Make sure that you provide your cat with a balanced diet in the winter time. A balanced diet will help your cat maintain their thick winter fur coat. Make sure that your cat's food includes fatty acids such as Omega 3 supplements. This will help your cat grow a nice, thick fur coat. Make sure that you are feeding your cat the right food to maintain their winter coat by talking to your cat's vet.
Make sure that you brush your cat's fur more often, watch out for matted fur, and provide your cat with a balanced diet. If you ever board your cat somewhere, make sure they do these things for your cat as well. Contact local pet boarding services for more information and assistance.