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Feature February 2020 Issue

Brushing: It’s For His Health, Not Just His Looks

Some cats absolutely love being brushed.

Brushing: It’s For His Health, Not Just His Looks

Tricks for both short- and long-haired cats.

Self-grooming only goes so far, especially as a cat ages and canít reach around to his body parts as well. Thatís why you want to supplement a catís licking ďbathsĒ with brushing. It wonít only help your cat look his best. It will remove dirt, grease, and dead hair from his coat, not to mention cut down on hairballs. In addition, it will help remove loosened skin flakes and improve circulation.

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