There are numerous benefits to grooming your cat on a regular basis. Grooming increases circulation, it’s kind of like a mini massage. It’s also a great way to bond with your cat. The calming, repetitive motion of grooming can have a relaxing effect on your cat (and on you!). And of course, grooming also helps remove loose hair, which means less shedding.
Not all cats enjoy being groomed. If your cat is not receptive to grooming, start slow, and gradually increase the time you spend grooming. Experiment with different grooming tools. For cats who don’t like brushes, a grooming mitt can be an excellent choice.
The dual-sided e-cloth Pet Grooming Mitt is designed to remove dirt and loose hair while you gently pet your cat. The beige side has gentle bristles which trap hair away from the cat’s coat. The darker grey side is made of a soft material similar to a fleece to provide a final “polish” at the end of the grooming session.
Allegra took to the glove immediately. She rubbed her face against the rougher side, and couldn’t get enough of me brushing her with it. Ruby took a little longer to get used to the glove, but she doesn’t like being groomed in general, no matter what tool I use. Once I let her sniff and explore the glove for a while, she actually enjoyed being brushed with it. The girls don’t shed much, which is typical for cats who are on a raw or grain-free canned diet, but the mitt did seem to easily pick up what little loose hair they had.
Even though the mitt is intended to be used on your cats, I also tested it on their window perches and some other spots where they spend a lot of time lounging to see whether it would pick up loose hair, and it did an outstanding job.The collected hair is easily removed from the mitt by simply rubbing your hand across it. The mitt is machine washable and guaranteed for 300 machine washes.
The e-cloth Pet Grooming Mitt makes a great addition to the grooming tool options for cats. I’m also excited about e-cloth’s products for home cleaning, because all products are designed for a chemical-free cleaning process that only uses water, making them safe to use around cats.
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, Allegra and Ruby’s honest and unbiased opinion.