Cats are notorious for hating water, and most cats will do anything they can to avoid bathtime. They prefer to use their own tongues to clean themselves — and this self-grooming method is surprisingly effective. It isn’t perfect though, and regular brushings are one water-free solution that can help keep your cat’s coat clean.
Cat brushes detangle fur and remove some of the dirt and dander your cat may have missed. Cat brushes also collect fur that has recently been shedded which reduces the amount of cat hair you’ll find lying around your house; your vacuum and your furniture will thank you for picking one up.
Much of deciding which cat brush is best for your pet will depend on what your cat will allow. Cats have strong personalities and generally won’t hesitate to let you know whether or not they are okay with a particular brush. For extremely anxious cats you might consider a glove brush because they are less intimidating than traditional brushes, and more closely approximate the far less scary act of simply petting your pet.
Whether you’ve got a tiny tabby or a big ol’ tiger, these are our picks for the best cat brushes around.
Pat Your Pet 2 Sided Undercoat Rake
Got a cat with longer hair? Pat Your Pet’s 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Cats & Dogs is your go-to device for dematting and removing nasty shedding. You can start with the nine-tooth side for mats and tangles and finish with the 17-tooth side for thinning and deshedding. It’s like a spa for your cat.
Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush
The Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush is gentle on your cat while ensuring zero mats and tangles. With an easy cleaning mechanism, you’ll get all the excess hair off without any of the mess.
Delomo Pet Grooming Glove
Delomo’s Pet Grooming Glove has 255 silicone grooming tips to get through mats and tangles without hurting your cat in any way. The design also means that you can detangle and clean the most hard-to-reach areas of your pet, including their tail and their face.
Pet brushes are a necessity for overall pet health, happiness, and well-being. With our picks for the best cat brushes out there, you’ll have a happy and handsome cat in no time at all.
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