Learn what to use in your cat show grooming box- the supplies and tools needed for Persian cat grooming
Grooming Products you will take to the Cat Show
Some essential grooming needs to pack in your grooming box to carry to the show.
The most important tools will be your combs!! Here are three required most needed combs. I love the "Greyhound personally" but they are very hard to find today. You can improvise with a good quality wide tooth comb.
7 1/2 inch wide tooth, I actually prefer this comb size with one half wide tooth and the other half with the teeth slightly closer together.
This is a shorter comb yet still wide tooth...I like this comb to be used in the butt area and leg undersides. It works great for when kitty goes to the box and yet some of those little balls seem to magically land right in his fur... this comb helps remove the, well you know, but yet not rip out the coat.
Here is a very fine tooth small comb, this one is used for the face and the bottom of the feet.
A pin brush is wonderful for picking up the coat. Make sure you do not buy one with ends... those little round tipped ends actually will pull the coat. Your goal is to lift the coat, not remove it:-)
Both of these powders are wonderful! I like the vitacoat to help absorb oils and lift the coat. Just make sure you don't overdo the powder...the judge doesn't want powder falling from the cat!
Persian faces and tear stains are a part of the breed for the most part, so if you are wanting to work with persians, you will need to come up with a solution to be able to upkeep the yes and keep the stains from setting. In the Grooming Parlor are a few helpful stain fighting remedies. Many breeders use a Tylan mix, Diamond Eye, and or Eye and Wound powder. I like "Eye and Wound" powder the best. Eye and Wound can be found in most show halls.
Saline to flush out hairs and to keep your persian eyes clean and pretty... I use the Opticlear Eye Wash made by Tomlyn. This too can be found in show halls, catalogs and even pet store such as Petsmart. Always make sure you keep everything you use in and around the eyes sterile.
Don't forget a set of nail clippers, a small blunt pair of scissors and a small pair of thinning sheers for grooming the kitty for complete finished look.
As you show, the more you show, the more and more items you will begin to collect for your grooming box. Before you know it, you will be traveling with a suitcase packed full of fluffing and grooming goodies.