|Purred: Mon Jun 15, '09 10:31am PST |
|Do try the zoom groom. Boris really hated being brushed, he even bit the handle of one of his brushes once. I tried two different kinds of brushes, and grooming mittens. With the mittens, he would let me pet him for about 3o seconds and then would try to bite at them. He would get like a wild man and eventually stalk off and be mad.
I got the zoom groom after someone recommended it on catster, and I never cease to be thankful for it. Boris not only sits to be brushed and purrs while it's happening, he demands it now. He'll just curl on the floor to his side and meow for it. I can brush him for a whole 2-3 minutes, and he'll love every second. Sometimes he even asks for seconds.
I've also used it on medium haired Gracie with a lot of success. Her coat takes much longer to brush (sometimes I've gone at it for a full five minutes), but she never gets irritated by it. In fact she purrs up a storm and exposes her belly when I brush her. I think the idea is that because the zoom groom is fully made of plastic and the tips are rounded, it feels more like a massage than a brush. It has also been by far a lot more effective than the aforementioned brushes and mittens were.
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