When to use which grooming tool?

The Catit grooming kits offer a great diversity of brushes and tools that you need to take care of your beloved cat’s coat.
It is however important to know how to use these. In this article, you can find a ton of information on why, when, where, and how to use the Catit grooming tools.

Longhair Grooming Kit

PIN BRUSH

Where and when to use

The pin brush is ideal for removing tangles and debris, while the soft tips will provide comfort for your cat during grooming. The tops of the pins are blunt, which makes this brush perfect for combing sensitive areas like the belly, neck, rear, and tail.
The brush will open up the coat to allow for air between the hairs, giving longhaired cats a lively, puffy coat after each grooming session.

How to use

Run the brush through the fur in the direction of the hair growth, head to tail.
Don’t forget sensitive areas like the belly, neck, rear, and tail.

METAL SLICKER BRUSH

Where and when to use

This simple brush removes loose hair and dandruff, and untangles simple knots while gently stimulating the skin.
The long pins get down to the lower layers of your cat’s coat to ensure a thorough brushing.
The metal slicker brush can also be used to brush the facial area in a safe manner, and to remove debris that is stuck in the long hairs around the mouth.

How to use

Run the brush over your cat’s fur, following the general direction: from head to tail.
Don’t push down on the brush too much. The long pins might feel unpleasant on your cat’s skin when you are too rough with the brush.

GROOMING COMB WITH ROLLING PINS

Where and when to use

The grooming comb with rolling pins helps you to detangle hair without pulling on your cat’s skin.
This simple brush helps keep the skin clean by removing dandruff and other small dirt particles, in addition to removing loose hair before it mats.
The longer pins will comb through the undercoat while the shorter pins take care of the top coat. The combination of the two sizes results in a better grip and a more thorough brushing, all the way down to the skin.
In addition, the rolling pins will prevent the comb from getting stuck in tangles.
This brush is also useful for grooming areas that are harder to reach with regular brushes, like the rear and under the armpits.

How to use

First, softly run the brush through your cat’s fur, in the direction of hair growth.
Next, run the brush through the cat’s fur again, but press down a little firmer this time so the lower pins are engulfed in the fur.
Repeat this steps until all obstructions are gone.

LONG DEMATTER 

What are mats

Longhaired cats with dense fur are no stranger to mats – thick and hard balls of compact fur. These mats can cause pain to the animal, as they pull on the underlying skin, in addition to weighing them down.
Mats are formed by knots of fur, or by strange matter tangling up with it, which the cat can’t remove on its own. These mats can grow so it’s best to immediately remove any mats or knots you find in your cat’s fur, because they are more difficult to remove when they are bigger or more tangled up.
The long dematter removes those nasty mats that your cat cannot remove on its own.
The dematter tool has long blades that can easily cut through mats and knots, and collect loose hair from your cat’s coat. You can also use this tool to brush through patches of particularly dense fur, which is often formed on the rear, chest or under the armpits.

How to use

Locate the mat or knot that you would like to remove.
Use the long dematter to slowly cut away the edges of the mat. Please make sure that you don’t pull too hard or cut into the cat’s skin.
Keep cutting away the edges of the mat until it is gone entirely. This is a slow process and being careful is key.

*Please use the long dematter with care. Contains sharp blades! Keep out of reach of children!

CURVED NAIL CLIPPER

What’s a grooming set without a decent pair of nail clippers? The small and sturdy tool will help you clip those sharp nail edges to make life easier for both you and your cat.

Why do I need to clip my cat’s nails?

Some naughty cats like to scratch furniture to help sharpen their nails, and by clipping their nails frequently you’ll be able to limit the damage. And even when your cat is sweet and loving, those sharp claws could break when getting stuck in the carpet or get in the way during a hug, accidentally scratching you. This is why it’s especially recommended to clip the nails if your cat is around people with weakened immune systems, like the elderly or the sick.

Why does my cat need a special pair of nail clippers?

Clippers that were designed for cutting human nails are too big for the cat’s sharp claws and, as a result, they tend to split the claw. This nail clipper was created specifically with the cat’s nails in mind, limiting the risk of injuries.

TIP: If you feel uncomfortable clipping your cat’s nails yourself, ask your veterinarian to show you how to do it!

How to use

Take your cat’s paw in your hand.
Next, push down on your cat’s paw pad. The nail will become visible.
Clip off the edge of the nail. Don’t cut into the quick, which is the pinkish part in the nail, since this will cause bleeding.

Shorthair Grooming Kit

RUBBER PALM BRUSH

The rubber palm brush is perfect to start the grooming session with.
It removes loose hair in a pleasant massaging fashion, mimicking the softness of the mother cat’s tongue.
As the name suggests, the brush fits easily into the palm of your hand and has ribbed edges to prevent it from slipping away.

How to use

Before you start, take a firm grip of the brush, with the pins pointing outwards.
Next, run the brush over your cat’s fur, brushing down gently.
Make sure to follow the direction of the hair growth: from head to tail.

NYLON SLICKER BRUSH

The nylon slicker brush will massage your cat’s skin while detangling and smoothening out the overall coat.
It’s especially useful for shorthaired cats, as it might not reach down to the skin with longhaired cats. The brush works best on cats with thick, dense fur, as it combs through thickness with ease. The rounded tips of the brush make it perfect for sensitive areas like the belly, neck, rear, and tail.

How to use

Run the brush through the fur from head to tail
Don’t forget the neck, rear, tail and belly! The Nylon Slicker brush is perfect for these more sensitive areas.

METAL SLICKER BRUSH

Where and when to use

This simple brush removes loose hair and dandruff, and untangles simple knots while gently stimulating the skin.
The long pins get down to the lower layers of your cat’s coat to ensure a thorough brushing.

The metal slicker brush can also be used to brush the facial area in a safe manner, and to remove debris that is stuck in the long hairs around the mouth.

How to use

Run the brush over your cat’s fur, following the general direction: from head to tail.
Don’t push down on the brush too much. The long pins might feel unpleasant on your cat’s skin when you are too rough with the brush.

FINE GROOMING COMB

The fine grooming comb helps keep the skin clean by removing dandruff and other small dirt particles, in addition to removing loose hair before it mats.
It’s especially useful for those areas that are harder to groom with a regular brush: the neck, head and rear.

How to use

Run the brush through the cat’s fur, from head to tail.
Don’t pull to hard when you encounter tangles. This could hurt your cat.

CURVED NAIL CLIPPER

What’s a grooming set without a decent pair of nail clippers? The small and sturdy tool will help you clip those sharp nail edges to make life easier for both you and your cat.

Why do I need to clip my cat’s nails?

Some naughty cats like to scratch furniture to help sharpen their nails, and by clipping their nails frequently you’ll be able to limit the damage. And even when your cat is sweet and loving, those sharp claws could break when getting stuck in the carpet or get in the way during a hug, accidentally scratching you. This is why it’s especially recommended to clip the nails if your cat is around people with weakened immune systems, like the elderly or the sick.

Why does my cat need a special pair of nail clippers?

Clippers that were designed for cutting human nails are too big for the cat’s sharp claws and, as a result, they tend to split the claw. This nail clipper was created specifically with the cat’s nails in mind, limiting the risk of injuries.

TIP: If you feel uncomfortable clipping your cat’s nails yourself, ask your veterinarian to show you how to do it!

How to use

Take your cat’s paw in your hand.
Next, push down on your cat’s paw pad. The nail will become visible.
Clip off the edge of the nail. Don’t cut into the quick, which is the pinkish part in the nail, since this will cause bleeding.