Though cats are one the cleanest animals, there are still certain grooming tasks that need to be performed daily for your cat's health. Here are a few recommendations we often offer to our feline guardian customers:
Hair and Coat
We recommend brushing your cat daily with a variety of tools that depend on your cat's particular coat. Use a wire slicker brush to exfoliate your cat's skin, remove dander, stimulate new growth and to spread your cat's natural oils. Brushing with a wire slicker also aids in proper detoxing as cats do so through their skin.
For years, a common myth lead many cat parents to believe that crunchy, dry kibble will keep their cat's teeth clean. There has been very little scientific facts that back this theory. In fact, it is actually proven wrong by many recent studies. The only way to keep your cat's teeth clean is by brushing them daily. Using an enzymatic toothpaste designed for cats, you will be able to keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy. Simply brush the toothpaste onto your cat's teeth. There is no need to brush away the plaque because the toothpaste uses enzymes to eat away any debris unlike human toothpaste which requires physical brushing.
The only exception to this is through a raw diet. One of the many benefits in feeding your cat raw food in addition to raw meaty bones is the occurrence of clean, healthy teeth and gums due to the enzymes naturally found and the scrubbing when chewing raw meaty bones.
"Thump the Thymus"
Dr. Buchoff, a leading holistic veterinarian, recommends this rather unusual yet highly beneficial daily practice. Thumping your cat's sternum, the chest bone found between the front legs, will stimulate your cat's thymus gland, resulting in a release of stress, anxiety and negative energy resulting in a boost in the immune system and creating a calmer, happier cat.