|If you have a kitten, the sooner you start getting her used to being brushed, bathed, and having her nails cut, the easier it will be on both of you down the road.
Once a kitten becomes accustomed to standing for brushing (and the sensation of the brush) and her nails being exposed and clipped, then there is no trauma or drama about it. If you have a grown cat who has not had a good foundation in being groomed, it will be an ongoing effort to get her to relax and maybe even one day enjoy the pampering!
Radio show host and pet expert Tracie Hotchner is the author of The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. Click here to follow her on Twitter.
February 2nd, 2011