“Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”
The fur is part of the body is part of the skin is part of the heart is part of the liver is part of the kidney is part of the claws . . . as Gertrude Stein would say.
Veterinarians distance themselves from grooming. It’s too much like the work of a junior nurse or health care aide, instead of a trained scientist. Besides, you can get hurt when you give a cat a bath. Who wants to take the risk?
Grooming a cat is the quickest way to improve their health and comfort.
Trim the claws that clack on the floor and snag on furniture.
Brush out the dead fur that makes your cat feel like he’s wearing a heating pad in the midst of summer.
Clean the grease off your cat’s coat so the skin can breathe.
Holistic care doesn’t mean you buy oils and gels. It means you take care of the whole.