Cat Grooming School - Grooming e-course
Groom Your Persian cats!
Grooming 101: We have set up 7 Grooming classes in this grooming e-course to help you learn as much as possible- fast and easy. Enjoy!
Our first class consist of tools of the trade.
Some essential grooming tools.
The most important tools will be your combs!! Here are three most important combs and their uses.
* 7 1/2 inch wide tooth- preferable the Greyhound comb. Use the wide side of the teeth for basic combing- Comb all the way down to the skin and never tug and pull. Instead use gentle strokes to pull and de mat a knot. Use this comb over the entire body and ruff. Treat the tail as gold and comb it with extra care. Always only use the wide teeth end on the tail- never use the narrow side on the tail! If you are showing and are preparing for a ring- Add a little bayrum spay to the comb to help reduce static and increase volume.
You can use the side of the comb with the smaller teeth to grab at small knots and to help remove them....
* I like to use a smaller version wide tooth comb for the butt area and leg undersides. It works great for when kitty goes to the box and yet some of those little balls that seem to magically land right in it's fur... this comb helps remove the excess and litter without ripping the coat.
* A very fine tooth small comb is needed for the face and the bottom of the feet. When shopping this comb is sometimes called a flea comb. Use this comb to help comb gunk and strain loose fur from the face and eyes. Never use this comb on the body!
* A pin brush is wonderful for picking up the coat. Make sure you do not buy one with end tips. . . those little round tipped ends actually will pull the coat. Your goal is to lift the coat, not remove it:-)
* Get yourself a nice soft slicker brush while you are shopping for your tools. This brush will help remove the dead coat while not stripping the live coat. If you are showing- use this brush during the bath drying process to help remove kitten coat and allow the adult coat to grow in faster - stronger- and with more length.
* Don't forget a set of nail clippers- I prefer to use the ones called bird clippers and or cat clippers. They look like a pair of mini scissors. This clipper makes clipping the nail much easier than the nail clippers used on humans or dogs. Simply hold the kitties paw- express the nail outward and clip the clear part of the nail with the scissors. Never clip the white part- this is the quick and will bleed. If you happen to clip the quick- try to stop the bleeding- perhaps blot it with a clean warm towel and then try adding a little corn starch powder to blot. If it continues to bleed badly- call the vet. Most vets offer the clipping service for the cats for a very small fee. My vet charges 5.00 per cat. This is a better alliterative to declawing.
* A small blunt pair of curved scissors is needed for complete finished look. Use the scissors to trim the top eyelashes off the top of each eye. Never trim the bottom lashes. A complete slow motion session is shown on the Ringside DVD if you are interested in a visual teaching on trimming. You can find the Ringside DVD and others at http://www.purrinlot.com/grooming.htm.
Before any bath is started- make certain to completely comb kitty from head to tail. Otherwise the bath will create major knots and your poor kitties coat will be worst after the bath that it was before the bath.
Check out the show grooming box for more information on these tools of the trade.
Next Grooming School class : The bath- different shampoos and there uses.
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