Post Published on April 11, 2012 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Ragdoll Cat Grooming Recommendations Needed
Julie, loved by Mooshu, wrote me recently asking me for Ragdoll cat grooming tips. I have to be honest that I just clean all the time, or seems like it, since Charlie and Trigg hate being brushed. I also tend to take off a lot of fur when they are running around outside. My ex-boyfriend taught me that if you get your hands slightly wet and then rub them along your kitty, the fur just comes off and actually sort of cleans them at the same time.
Here’s what Julie wrote, “what on god’s green freakin earth do you recommend I do about shedding?? I have tried every kind of brush…slicker, metal, metal comb, this rubbery thing that picks up loose fur…I brush the fool every day & get fist fulls of lovely fur!! I am suffocating in mooshu fur!! Any ideas? I don’t know if I have asked you before…but what do you think of that furminator brush? Does it ruin the texture of their coat? Will it help with shedding? I mean I can glide my hand over his body & pull out shit loads of loose fur…and he still has like 50 layers…he is all fur…like 15 pounds of FUR!! HELP!!”
My experience with Ragdolls is that it really depends on their coat. Charlie sheds like a crazy man, Trigg not so much.
I honestly do think Charlie would appreciate a Lion’s Cut like Teddy gets in the summers.
What works for you?