Reasons to Brush Your Cat Regularly

Kitties have many wonderful qualities. One of the best things about these little furballs is the fact that they are so clean. Your furry little diva will groom herself daily. In fact, Fluffy will diligently fit her daily beauty ritual into her routine, along with her 25 daily naps, five meals, pounce goals, and cuddle sessions. However, that doesn’t mean that Fluffy can’t use a helping hand. A Lakeville, MN vet lists some reasons to brush your feline pal below.

Dead Fur

When you brush your feline buddy, you’ll be removing dust, dead fur, and dander from her coat. These things actually interfere with the insulating qualities of Fluffy’s pretty fur. Therefore, brushing your cat will help keep her cooler in summer and warmer in winter.


This one mostly applies to longhaired kitties. Fluffy cats often have a hard time managing all that fur! They’re also prone to getting knots, especially around their ‘armpits’ and bottoms. Brushing will help keep those tangles under control.

Less Hairballs!

Hairballs form when kitties swallow their own fur when grooming themselves. These aren’t any more fun for Fluffy than they are for you. You really want to grab that dead fur with a brush before your pet swallows it. Less fur on your cat translates into less fur in your cat!

Pawsitive Health Benefits

Our feline friends can be pretty sneaky when it comes to letting us know that something is wrong. This is a purrfect time to check your kitty over, and look for any signs of illness or injury, such as bumps, cuts, lesions, and/or sore spots. Brushing is also good for Fluffy’s circulation!

Less Lint Rolling

Lint rollers are a must for many people owned by cats. The more of Fluffy’s fur you capture with a brush, the less you’ll find stuck to, well, everything else. (Tip: try using a damp sponge to remove pet fur from upholstery. Rubber dish gloves, squeegees, and damp sponges also work well.)

Purr Activation

If there’s one thing we know about our feline overlords, it’s that they love being spoiled. This is also a great way to spend time with your pet. Fluffy may start her little engine as soon as you start brushing her!

Please contact us, your local Lakeville, MN vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!