Short Hair Brush Guide
Some of cat hair on your couch and clothes is always going to be part of cat ownership and they are definitely cute enough to overlook it! However, with a bit of good brushing technique, you can turn a carpet of lose hair into just a little sprinkling.
To really get all of the extra hair off multiple brushes are necessary! Even a typical short hair cat has both an undercoat and top coat. Each brush targets the different layers of the hair in unique ways. If you only get the loose hair out from one, the other layer will still shed freely and end up all over the place!
Our short hair grooming box includes the four brushes that are ideal for short hair cats (and also a pair of nail clippers). Read some more info on how to use each below:
The slicker brush is great for the general removal of loose hair and larger debris all throughout the coat. The thin bristles get deep down into the undercoat to work out the hair. But cats have thin skin so brush gently and without too much pressure to avoid scratching them. Start at the base of the head then work down to more sensitive areas with with this and all other brushes .
Magic Curry Comb
The rubber acts like a magnet and removes much of the top coat as well as the undercoat loosened and brought to the surface by the slicker. It’s flexible rubber bristles ensure that it is very gentle on the skin. This is the best brush if you want to give your cat a quick brushing to take off a good chunk of the hair that ends up all over your clothes.
Fine Tooth Comb
The comb removes any small bits of dandruff in the hair that aren’t caught by the larger bristles of the other brushes. The tightly spaced teeth are also useful for searching for any hidden tangles and checking for any fleas or ticks.
The brushes soft flexible bristles help to distribute skin oils throughout your cats coat to make it look shiny and smooth. It won’t remove too much hair by itself and should mainly be used as a finshing brush at the very end.
When they are relaxed, start by holding your cats paw. Press down gently so their claws extend then trim off the clear white part in front of the quick (the pink blood supply). If you are unsure of the spot, clip just the sharp tips off and repeat more often. If your cat struggles with nail trimming you can spread it out and do only a few nails at a time.