Your cat might act independent, but she still counts on you to provide her with food, water, safe shelter, veterinary care, a clean litter box, love, and more. Taking the time to groom your cat regularly is another important part of being a cat-owner. Keeping your cat well-groomed will help to keep your cat looking healthy.
Groom your cat often. All cats, whether long- or short-haired, should be brushed regularly to keep their coats and skin healthy, prevent matting, and reduce shedding and hairballs. They also need to have their claws clipped to keep them from growing into their paw. Grooming is a good opportunity to discover any lumps, fleas, injuries, etc., and bond with your kitty.
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