Generally, cats are quite good at grooming themselves. That doesn’t mean they can’t use a little help every once in a while! This is especially true of our older feline friends. Here, your Scottsdale, AZ vet tells you about three essentials for grooming your cat.


Every cat can use a good brushing now and again. It helps to remove loose fur from the coat and spread essential skin oils throughout the fur, moisturizing it naturally for a healthy, beautiful shine. Pick up a cat-specific brush from your local pet store and run it through Fluffy’s fur on a regular basis.


It’s a good idea to get your cat started with baths early on in life—that way, you can bathe them easily if they ever get into something sticky or smelly. Always use a feline-formulated shampoo, as human shampoo or products made for other animals may be too strong.

Nail Tips

Your cat should have multiple scratching posts set up around the house; these help to dull the claw tips. Ask your vet about performing nail trims at home, or set up an appointment to have your Vet Clinic Scottsdale, AZ take care of it. We’re here to help!