Grooming the Maine Coon

Proper grooming plays a vital role in keeping your Maine Coon looking and feeling their best.

Just as you endeavor to take care of your Maine coon’s health issues or preventing them, grooming your maine coon is just as vital.

With their distinct coat types, it’s important to understand the specific grooming needs of your Maine coon. 

At Mighty Maine coon cattery, we believe that regular grooming not only enhances the appearance of our kittens but also contributes to their overall health and well-being.

Grooming tips

  • Begin Grooming young

It’s ideal to begin getting your Maine Coon familiar with grooming at an early age.

Proficient custodians and raisers say you can start preparing your cat as young as about two months old enough.

  • Build trust slowly

Not all long haired felines become acclimated to grooming as kittens, in any case, so you might in any case have some work before you when you start preparing an adult Maine Coon cat.

Fortunately while you’re familiarizing her with the delight of a decent brushing, you can begin simple.

Initially, groom her back first. Felines will more often than not be less focused on when you’re not moving toward weak parts like the paunch.

Make certain to compensate her understanding with her #1 treats.

  • Be delicate when you track down mats

Try not to pull on mats. It damages and you might tear your feline’s sensitive skin.

Grooming tools

  • Wire slicker brush: This level, metal brush has little, fine wire bristles that are bowed at a point.

    Wire slickers will eliminate any free top fur, not the undercoat.

  • Metal brushes: Metal brushes have teeth that are far separated are great for holding a thick undercoat back from matting.

    Brushes eliminate the harder to arrive at underfur.

  • Mat splitter: It does exactly what it says. Some of the time mats are unavoidable regardless of the amount you groom your long-haired feline, and should be eliminated for good coat wellbeing.

Slicker Brush


Use the slicker brush to brush cat trees.

It picks up 90% of the hair.

Removes knots and tangles from your maine coons fur.

Carding buttercomb


Top notch metal brushes infiltrate profoundly into the coat to eliminate dead hair, bunches, and tangles, without disturbing the skin.

Brushing a feline isn’t the most ideal method in eliminating shedding hair and undercoat, and a great deal of the time it simply adds static.

Other Grooming focus

Nail Care: Regular nail trimming is crucial for maine coons, as long nails can cause discomfort and affect their gait.

Trim their nails carefully, ensuring you don’t cut too close to the quick, which is the sensitive part of the nail. 

If you are unsure or uncomfortable with trimming nails yourself, consult a professional groomer who can assist you.

Ear Cleaning: Regularly check their ears for redness, odor, or excessive wax buildup. 

Gently clean the ears using a veterinarian-recommended solution and cotton balls or pads. 

Avoid inserting anything deep into the ear canal to prevent injury.

Dental Care: Dental hygiene is essential for maintaining your Maine coon’s overall health. 

Brush their teeth regularly using a toothbrush and cat-friendly toothpaste. 

This helps prevent tartar buildup, gum disease, and bad breath. 

Providing dental chews or toys designed to promote oral health can also aid in keeping their teeth clean.

For more detailed information about grooming practices specific to maine coons, we recommend referring to reputable sources such as:

At Mighty Maine coon cattery, we believe in maintaining the well-being and appearance of our kittens through proper grooming practices. 

If you have any questions or need guidance regarding the grooming needs of our maine coons, please feel free to contact us

We are dedicated to providing you with the necessary information to keep your Maine coon looking and feeling their best.

If and when you decide to adopt a Maine Coon cat, learn more about our adoption process.

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