Top 10 cat grooming products

Discover our top 10 grooming products to make caring for your cat’s coat easier! 

13th June 2024

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Many of our feline friends are skilled at keeping their own coats clean and shiny (most of the time), though grooming your cat offers lots of benefits for you both!

Alongside obvious benefits of brushing your cat, like checking for fleas and keeping their skin healthy, it can improve your bond when grooming sessions are part of their routine. Setting aside even a few minutes each day to groom your cat could help them feel more connected to you and build up trust. 

As mentioned, grooming your cat also allows you to keep a close eye on the condition of their coat and skin. So, let’s dive deeper into the impacts of skin conditions and coat type on grooming, followed by our top 10 cat grooming products…

Connection between skin health and grooming

Taking care of your cat’s skin is a big part of the grooming process. Understanding the signs and symptoms of skin issues can help you to keep your cat’s skin healthy.

Symptoms of skin problems in cats

  • Itchiness.
  • Scratching and biting at their own skin.
  • Excessive self-grooming.
  • Producing hairballs.
  • Repeatedly shaking their head.
  • Dry, flaky, or crusty skin.
  • Dandruff.
  • Matting of their hair.
  • Hair loss or bald patches.
  • Lumps or swelling.
  • Patches of redness and inflammation.
  • Scabs or sores.
  • Hot spots (red, painful, weeping, bad-smelling patches of skin that are warm to the touch – if you notice a hot spot, it requires vet treatment straight away!).

Spending time grooming your cat is the ideal opportunity to check them for skin conditions, including fungal infections (e.g. ringworm), bacterial skin disease, and allergic reactions (e.g. a flea allergy).

Remember: Please share any concerns about your cat’s skin health with a vet. For advice about your cat’s skin condition at any time, from anywhere, you can speak to vet experts via the Joii Pet Care app.

Grooming cats to prevent skin conditions

While regularly grooming your cat can help you notice any changes to their skin sooner, it also removes loose hair and prevents their fur from matting. However, along with a grooming routine, you’re able to keep your cat’s skin healthier by:

  • Making sure your cat is receiving regular, vet-approved flea and worming treatments.
  • Checking in with a vet or vet nurse for advice before bathing your cat for the first time, to reduce the risk of skin irritation.
  • Providing your cat with a balanced diet packed with all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need.

Grooming for your cat’s coat type

If you set up a grooming routine with your cat when they’re a kitten, it should make future grooming sessions far easier! Though at whichever point of their life you begin a grooming routine with your feline friend, it’s important to adapt sessions to suit your cat’s coat type.

Here are a few handy hints about caring for your cat’s specific coat type:

Short hair – once a week, run a flea comb through their fur, gently massage the base of their coat, then use a soft bristle brush or grooming glove/mitt for extra shine!

Long hair – once a day, lift your cat’s hair to check the health of their skin, then carefully run a wide-toothed comb through their hair before using a soft bristle brush. Should you notice any knots, it’s best to delicately tease the matted section of hair apart instead of using a comb or brush.

Top 10 cat grooming products

Discover our top 10 grooming products to make caring for your cat’s coat easier!


1. Johnson's Grooming and Flea Comb – this hygienic flea comb is kind on your cat’s skin, washable, and ‘pawfect’ for keeping their coat free of fleas.

Image of Johnson's Grooming and Flea Comb

Ergo Cat Slicker Brush


2. Ancol Ergo Cat Slicker Brush – remove loose hair and detangle their coat with ease and in comfort, thanks to the soft grip handle of this super slicker brush.


3. Mikki Ball Pin Brush for Sensitive Skin – for a gentle brushing experience, this pin brush is ‘furtastic’ for long haired cat breeds!



4. Trixie Soft Brush for Cats – pamper your best fur-iend using this soft-bristled brush that’s designed for cat coats of all lengths.


5. Petface Grooming Mitt for Cats and Dogs – if your cat isn’t a fan of being brushed, this grooming mitt allows you to remove loose hair and help their coat shine in one, quick step.


6. KONG Zoom Groom for Cats – you can now massage your cat’s skin while you brush them, thanks to this calming, rubber grooming tool.


7. Groomi Pet Care Shedding Tool – your feline friend will thank you for using this innovative grooming tool to remove loose hair and dirt from their coat in an effective yet gentle way.


8. Catit 2.0 Self Groomer – save yourself from scratches if your cat hates being groomed, by installing a self-groomer somewhere in your home!


9. Animology Glamour Puss No Rinse Cat Shampoo – remove dirt and grease from your cat’s coat without the need for rinsing, and leave them smelling fresh, with this leave-in grooming spray.


10. Be:Sunsafe Suncream Balm – help get them summer ready by protecting any areas of sensitive skin using a 100% natural, SPF15 balm on your cat as part of their regular grooming routine.


Important: Never use human suncream or shampoo products on your cat, since they can be extremely harmful and, in many instances, toxic. Always speak to your vet for advice on suitable products for your cat.

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