The knots in our cat's hair can be unsightly and cause wounds in our feline. We teach you how to end this problem
Cats are characterized by being very clean animals that spend a lot of time grooming, but if your cat is long-haired, this grooming fails to prevent the formation of knots in its fur. Lknots usually appear if we do not maintain a good fur care routine, brushing it regularly.
If a knot has appeared before an oversight, it is important to remove it as soon as possible, but how do we do it? Doing so is really simple. and then we give you the steps you must follow.
Removing your cat's knots is really simple
Where do the knots form?
The most frequent areas where the knots are formed are behind the ears, in the armpits and behind the thighs of our cat. It is very important that you take care to prevent them or if they have already appeared to eliminate them, since it can be the case in which large attached plates that prevent seeing the skin become formed, these accumulations being really painful, causing pulls and irritation in the skin of our cat.
How to prevent the formation of knots
The best way to avoid knots is prevention by following a series of care such as brushing and bathing. If your cat is long-haired, ideally you would comb her hair every day for five minutess. However, if your cat has semi-long hair, just brush it 2 to 3 times a week. It is very important that you accustom your cat from an early age so that he can tolerate brushing more easily.
If your cat has long or semi-long hair, use a brush with metal teeth or a soft wire card, pay attention that the comb's teeth get through the entire thickness of the hair, since if you only comb the surface the knots will end up forming anyway. For a perfect finish, you can use a steel comb with rounded tips and so we will keep your hair soft and tangle free.
If on the contrary your cat is short-haired, the ideal is to use a rubber card that allows you to remove dead hair without damaging your pet's skin. The ideal way to perform brushing is with both hands, with one you lift the upper hair while with the other you pass the comb or brush down. It is very important that you do not forget to brush the lower part of your pet's body, especially between the legs and remember to do it with love and delicacy.
When you are finished, you can give your cat a prize so that little by little this moment of care so necessary but so stressful for your cat, becomes something more bearable for the animal.On the other hand, baths are also essential to avoid the appearance of knots in your cat's hair. You should bathe your cat monthly to prevent dirt from causing tangles in your coat. It is very important that you use a specific shampoo and conditioning for cats.
Remove knots step by step
As we said before, It is very important to follow certain care of our cat's hair to keep it soft and tangle free. If we do not do it properly, the first knots may begin to appear. Here are some very simple guidelines to eliminate them. If this is the first time you do this, you should keep in mind that cats are usually very nervous animals that can even become aggressive when we try to remove the knots from their hair.
Therefore, it is advisable to wait until the animal is relaxed or tired so that it does not try to run away and does not pay close attention to what you are going to do. Cat treats are a good trick to keep our pet distracted. If your cat is very active, Ideally, have a good game session before this processIf, on the contrary, you decide to wait until he is asleep, you must act with extreme caution so as not to alter it.
After having found the right moment, what you should do next is try to untangle the knot using your fingers, gently stroking in such a way that you reduce the knot or in some cases, manage to make it disappear. After unraveling the knot as much as possible with the help of your fingers, you will have to pass the comb. For this step you can use a dry conditioner to make hair softer and less dense.
It is essential to try to do it in the most delicate way possible to avoid harming and disturbing our pussycat. Keep in mind that cats have very sensitive and delicate skin.At this point, your cat's hair knot should have been undone without problem, but if you see that it is not so and that it is increasingly tangled, it is necessary that take the determination of cut the knot.
How to cut the knots
If after having followed all the previous steps the knot of your cat's hair is impossible to brush, you will have to cut it. Do not panic! If you do it carefully and properly you can do it yourself at homeIf, on the contrary, you are scared and do not dare, you can always go to a professional aesthetic center.
If your cat has a single knot or several but in isolated places, we will use the scissors. Ideally, use small thin scissors, like the ones we use for nails. To cut the knots use the comb and place it under the knot, then slide the scissors along it so that you cut up and never in the direction of the cat's body.
The latter is essential, since at any time our cat can make a sudden movement and we can accidentally cut it, so it is very important that the movement of the scissors is always from the inside out. Start cutting through the shallow part of the tangle and go forward until the knot is practically cut.
Having removed all the knots, you must brush the entire coat To remove the remains of hair. All this work should be done with dry hair.
In the event that the cat has many knots or that the knots are too close to the skin, the best alternative will be to cut all the animal's fur. This will require the use of an electric razor.
If you have no experience with this device, lor better it would be if you did it with someone else's help. Another good idea would be to send your cat to a hairdresser for animals in which they will do it in a professional and most important way: without harming your pet. Remember that to avoid the appearance of knots the ideal is to follow a routine of care of your cat's hair by doing a proper brushing. Never forget to give your cat a reward during or at the end of brushing, so that this experience is still pleasant.
Last option: cut the knot
If your cat's knot is impossible to brush, you will have to cut it. Don't worry, if you do it properly and carefully you can do it yourself at home, although if you are a little scared you can go to a professional place: an aesthetic center of animals.
- If your cat It has only one knot or are in isolated places with each other, you will use scissors. Start by feeling the tangle to be cut to determine how far it is from the skin and calculate well what we are going to do.
- Find someone who can help you! If your cat moves it can be really dangerous, don't do this alone.
- Start cutting slowly. It is better to cut off than to end up hurting the poor animal. Start at the shallow part of the tangle and move forward until the knot is practically cut.
- Help yourself with the comb if you see that it can be easily detangled.
- If on the contrary your cat It has many knots or these are too close to the skin You are going to use the electric razor.
- Find someone who knows how to use this instrument. Even if you think it's very easy if you haven't done it before, you can hurt your beloved Persian cat.
- Carefully shave the knot areas with the help of another person.
Now that you have managed to rid your cat of the knots you must have something clear: you can avoid the reappearance of knots. Learn to brush your cat in the next section.
Prevent the Persian cat's knots from appearing again
To prevent the Persian cat from reoccurring the appearance of knots in his hair you will need two things: brush and bathe. Keep in mind that not all products are suitable for your specific case, you should get products of a minimum quality.
- Shampoo and conditioner: Obviously it must be specific products for cats, but beyond we find some very specific characteristics such as: for white cats, extra softeners or intense brightness. Find the ideal for your pussy!
Bathe your Persian cat monthly to prevent dirt from causing tangles in her pretty hair again.
- Brushes: Although it would be very useful to have three types of brush (combs, brushes and cards) knowing how to use them correctly, we can settle for a metal barbed brush with the protected tips.
Brush your cat's hair every day or every two days to keep it healthy and tangle free. Do not forget any part of your body and do it with love and delicacy.
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The best frequent brushing prevention
I stress again that you never have to reach this point of having to untangle your cat's hair. To prevent, comb your hairy daily sI have long hair and if it is short hair, doing it about three times a week will be enough.
If you have accustomed your cat from baby to hairstyle, brushing will tolerate it quite well, some even like it. But whatever the case, if your partner is used to this routine, he will accept it better.
Comb your hairy with a good card, that goes through all its thick mantle so that no knots are formed again. And then, pass a comb of rounded rubber tips to give it a good finish and take away dead hair.
In very serious cases and if the knots are impossible, you will have to shave your cat's hair and it is unfortunate to have to get to that point just for not taking good care of your cat and spending a few minutes brushing.
If you have to shave your hair you will have to use a razor with a blade of type 7. Although if you have to do this, I recommend that you go to a professional feline hairdresser to do it for you.
To love your cat is to take care of it.
Steps and recommendations to remove knots in a cat's hair
When trying to remove the knots of your cat's fur you should consider the following points:
Start by waiting for the right time: Cats are usually nervous or can become aggressive when we try to remove the knots from their hair. Therefore you must wait until he is sleeping or tired enough so that he does not pay attention to what you are going to do.
Try to untangle the knot: To do this you use your fingers instead of using the comb that you normally use in your garo. With your fingers you can gently caress in such a way that you reduce the knot and in certain cases it is possible to disappear them completely. If it is not possible to fully untangle when using your fingers you can make the knot smaller.
Comb the cat: Now that you have unraveled as much as you could the knot with your fingers you must pass the comb. It is essential to avoid pulling the fur with great force, to avoid hurting your cat and especially to avoid disturbing it. Be very clear that cats have very sensitive, delicate and thin skin so injuring them is very easy.
If your cat is very active or hesitate to have a good game session before going to comb it. If you get tired enough it will be much more collaborative and less elusive. If you wait until he is asleep you must act very cautiously so as not to disturb him.
If after doing all this to eliminate the knots in the hair of a cat you have not been able to do it completely it is necessary that you use the scissors to cut the tangled fur.
Cut the knots in a cat's hair
To cut the knots you must use the comb, placing it under it. Now slide the scissors along it so that you cut up and never in the direction of the cat's body. This is done in order that if there is an abrupt reaction of the animal we will not harm it.
When you have removed the knots you must pass the brush again throughout the fur to remove each of the remains of tangled hair that have been left.
In the event that the cat has many knots, the best alternative will be to cut all the fur of the animal. If you have no experience in it, a good idea would be to send your cat to a professional hairdresser for animals in which they will do it properly and without damaging your pet.
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