The type of cat brush you need will depend on the type of coat your cat has because certain types of coats require different types of brushes. The majority of brushes will work just fine, however it is good to find the one best suited to your specific cat to keep them looking and feeling purrfect. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BRUSH MY CAT?
This, like the type of brush you require, depends on your cat’s coat. It is recommended to brush long-haired and medium-haired cats daily while short-haired cats only need grooming about once a week. This can increase during the shedding seasons, spring and autumn.
THE BENEFITS OF BRUSHING:
Promotes a healthy and shiny coat
Removes loose hair which helps prevent the formation of hairballs
Allows you to check for fleas, lumps or other skin problems.
Helps to prevent mats and knots from forming
Allows you to bond with your cat
Find out which brush is best for your cat below!
Type: It is a curved brush with very thin pins. Works best for: Medium to long-haired cats. What it does: Removes dirt, dander and loose fur. Helps to remove knots and prevent matting. Helps spread natural oils and create shiny hair. DUAL-SIDED BRUSH
Type: Rounded pin brush on one side and a soft-bristle brush on the other. Works best for: Short to medium-haired cats.
What it does: The pin side is for detangling and prevents matting. The soft bristle side gets rid of loose fur, dirt and dandruff. Helps spread natural oils and create shiny hair. It is also useful for removing fur from clothes and furniture.
Type: Hand mitten/s with a rubber toothed side. Works best for: All coats. What it does: This is a gentle tool, ideal for getting your cat used to being brushed as it feels more like being stroked. It helps remove dirt and loose fur and leaves the coat feeling soft.
Type: Fine toothed shedding blade. Works best for: All coats. What it does: This is a very good brush for removing both the top-coat and undercoat. It helps remove dirt, loose and excess fur.
Type: Comb with two different pin lengths. Works best for: All coats (especially long-haired cats). What it does: The longer pins detangle knots from the undercoat and help prevent matting. The shorter pins gather the loose fur from the top layers.
Type: Comb with the same length pins. Works best for: Short to long-haired cats. What it does: Helps with untangling knots. Long-haired cats will need a comb with larger spaced out teeth while short-haired cats will need a comb with teeth that are close together.
Type: Brush with pins. Works best for: All coats (especially medium and long-haired cats). What it does: Helps to remove knots and prevent matting. Keeps fur neat and tidy. Pin brushes work well around the cat’s legs and tails, where matting frequently occurs.
Type: Brush made of rubber. Works best for: All coats. What it does: It helps spread natural oils and creates a shiny coat. It removes loose fur which makes it ideal for cats that shed. Similar to mitt brushes, this is a gentler tool that can feel like being stroked which makes it ideal for cats who are new to being brushed.
Type: Soft bristles. Works best for: All coats. What it does: This is a standard brush. It keeps all fur shiny and neat. It should be used as a finishing brush for long-haired cats as it won’t detangle or prevent matting.