Grooming your Scottish fold cat is important to the health of your cat. Grooming cuts down on the amount of hair, the Scottish fold will consume while grooming itself. This will prevent the Scottish fold from forming hairballs. This in turn will keep you from having to give a hairball medication to your Scottish fold.
Furthermore, grooming will reduce the amount of cat hair in your home, and on your furniture. Pet hair is annoying on your clothing and your furniture and it is or can be hard to remove. Moreover it is untidy and unsightly when you have guests to visit.
Cats constantly groom them selves therefore; you will not need to do a lot of grooming. The grooming that you will need to do to the Scottish fold will be more like daily maintenance.
Most things need daily maintenance and your pets do as well. The grooming is daily cleaning, brushing, and inspecting your pet to make sure the pet is in good health as well as kept the pet looking at his or her best.
The Scottish folds coat is the largest part of the cat’s body; if the coat is short then a simple daily, brushing of the coat is all that needs to be, done. If the Scottish fold is a longhaired cat then the coat should be brushed and checked for things that may be, entangled in the long hair.
Then you can clean the cat’s ears, eyes, and feet. The feet need to be, cleaned daily, because the cat scratches around in the litter box, then the cat cleans its feet by licking them with its tongue. The litter box is a nasty place and it will help the fold to stay healthy if the feet are, cleaned daily.
Moreover, if you or a family member, should accidentally be, scratched daily cleaning the feet will reduce the chances of infection. A cat’s claws carry bacteria and a scratch can result in infection if it is not properly, cleaned and medication applied.
You may also check the folds claws to make sure they are not too long. The claws can be, caught on things and cats have been, known to pull or rip out their claws. Therefore, the feet should be, checked while cleaning them.
The ears of the fold must be, inspected to check for ear mites and foul odors if you should find either of these you may need to take the Scottish fold to your veterinarian for help. The eyes should be, cleaned and wiped around to prevent matting from any tearing or debris from getting into the folds eyes.
You may also check to see if the fold has any fleas or other things like scratch marks, bite marks, or even open sores from scratching itself. If you take, the proper precautions and daily groom your fold there is, no reason why the fold will not be and look its best at all times.