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Cat Bathing & Hygiene


This collection of Cat Bathing & Hygiene articles has been curated for you by Town and Country Veterinary Clinic. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (817) 405-3087.

Matting in Cats

Matted fur is a condition that occurs mostly in longhaired cats when their fur becomes knotted and entangled. There are several reasons this can happen. When a cat sheds their undercoat, the fur can become caught in the top coat. If a cat’s fur becomes dirty or oily, it can also become entwined and matted.


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5 Grooming Tips for New Cat Owners

You might think that since your cat spends approximately half her waking hours grooming herself, she doesn’t need your help. But she does!

After all, while kitties are excellent at cleaning their exterior, they could use your help with the interior. Plus, they can't trim their nails or teeth very easily on their own. 


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Does Your Cat Have a Skin Condition?

How do you know if your cat has a skin condition? Well, two common symptoms are massive hair loss and scratching like she’s entered herself in a World Scratch-a-thon and is determined to win.

There are other symptoms too, depending on this issue and we’ll look at those in a minute.

But first, you might ask yourself, what could trigger an all out Scratch-a-thon in my cat and your answer could be fleas. Food Allergies. Even cancer could drive your cat to the brink of compulsive chewing, biting, and scratching.


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Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

We know that pets are more than just companion animals—they are family. We let them sleep in our beds, share our meals from time to time, and lick our faces clean. But love isn’t the only thing going on between people and pets. Humans can contract many illnesses—called zoonotic diseases—from animals, even our furry family members. Thankfully, simple precautions like education, good hygiene, and appropriate veterinary care can greatly reduce your risk.


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