Cat Grooming Equipment

Cat grooming is a very important part of caring for your cat. For effective grooming, you will need the right cat grooming equipment. This page outlines what exactly you might need!

There is a huge range of cat grooming accessories and equipment available from pet shops. You may find the selection a bit bewildering and confusing.

Just like other things, you will get what you pay for. We would advise against buying the cheapest cat grooming equipment you can find - it is normally better to pay a bit more for cat grooming equipment which will both work better and last longer.

The most essential cat grooming accessory is probably a metal-toothed comb. If you buy a cheap one, you might find that the teeth are too sharp and can be harmful when grooming your cat. Ensure you buy a metal-toothed comb with blunt and rounded teeth.

The type of cat grooming equipment you will need to choose will depend on breed and fur length. If you aren't sure which products are best, you vet can always give you some guidance. If you have bought your cat from a breeder, your breeder will also be knowledgeable.

Long Hair Cat Grooming Equipment

  • Bristle brush and wire brush (these can be purchased as a double-sided, all in one product)
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Metal comb with alternate long and short teeth
  • Slicker brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Talcum powder

Short Hair Cat Grooming Equipment

  • Bristle brush
  • Fine-toothed 'flea' comb
  • Grooming bar
  • Chamois leather or piece of silk
  • Bay rum (a natural, aromatic oil)

Always ensure you know how to groom your cat effectively and you are aware of the steps involved.