PetFAQCategory: GroomingHow can I properly brush my Ragdoll cat’s long coat?
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How can I properly brush my Ragdoll cat’s long coat?

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Best Answer Staff answered 1 year ago

Brushing your Ragdoll cat’s long coat is important to keep it healthy and free of tangles and mats. Here are the steps you can follow to brush your cat’s coat properly:

1. Gather your supplies: You will need a slicker brush, a metal comb, and a pair of scissors (in case of mats).
2. Start by brushing the back: Begin brushing at the base of your cat’s neck and work your way down towards the tail. Brush gently and slowly, working out any tangles and mats as you go.
3. Move to the legs: Use the slicker brush to gently brush your cat’s legs, being careful not to pull on any tangles. You can use the metal comb to help separate any mats that are present.
4. Brush the belly: Gently brush your cat’s belly, taking care to avoid the sensitive areas near its genitals and anus.
5. Tackle the tail: Brush the tail from the base to the tip, taking care to work out any tangles and mats.
6. Finish with the head and face: Use the metal comb to gently comb through the fur around your cat’s face and head, being careful not to get too close to its eyes or mouth.
7. Check for mats: If you come across any mats that cannot be brushed out, use the scissors to carefully snip them away. Be sure to cut the mat in the direction of the fur growth to avoid cutting the skin.

It’s important to be gentle while brushing your Ragdoll cat’s long coat. If your cat seems uncomfortable or distressed, take a break and try again later. Regular brushing will help keep your cat’s coat healthy, shiny, and free of tangles. Additionally, brushing your cat regularly will also help distribute natural oils throughout its fur, which can help prevent skin issues and promote a healthy coat.

It’s also a good idea to have a treat or two on hand to reward your cat for being a good sport during the brushing session. This can help create a positive association with brushing, making it easier for both of you in the future.

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