Did you know that cats need to be groomed on a routine basis? Some cats can handle this fo themselves. For instance, cats tend to self groom quite a bit. You see, they have a tongue with some rough spots on it that serve like little brushes or rakes. Odd, but true. This helps the cat brush through their own fur. This removes debris, removes the cat’s scent (ward off predators), and helps push oils around the skin and fur. The oils are needed to help keep the cat warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your cat doesn’t self groom a lot or if your cat is an excessive shedder then you may need to brush him on your own as well or consider taking him to the groomer for an occasional bath and then a more routine brush and de-shedding. If you need help figuring out what’s best for your particular cat then give your pet clinic Eau Claire, WI a call. Schedule an appointment today!