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Best Brush For a Maine Coon in 2020

Written by HAMRFHINO

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Having owned Maine Coon cats for over 25 years, I think I’m in a pretty good position to be able to recommend to you what brush you should buy for them. If you’re not grooming your Maine Coon regularly – then you should be and I will tell you exactly why below!

Which brush should you get to groom your Maine Coon? I would recommend the following tools to brush your Maine Coon:

  • Bikien Pet Grooming Glove
  • Hertzgo Grooming Brush
  • Furminator Comb
  • Japanese light-weight Grooming Scissors

More information on these and how you can easily buy them can be found in this article.

The Maine Coon Coat

This isn’t a post about the Maine Coon coat. If you’re looking for a brush for the Maine Coon then why would you want to know about their coat! It infuriates me when you read an article about something specific that you searched for and for the first half an hour you’re reading things that you really have no interest in.

These knots that will form in their coat will grow quite quickly, matting more and more of the coat over time. Unfortunately, these knots can become quite painful to your Main Coon as they can start pulling at their skin. If you look at a knot that’s been around for a while, you’ll see that it’s very tight to their skin and this can make it rather tricky to untangle. Therefore, the best solution is not to let it get to this stage! I know this advice is useless if they already have a matted coat but don’t worry, I’ll get onto this in a minute. I’ve been there with ours – several times! I guess this leads nicely onto my next point…
When should I start grooming my Maine Coon?
You should start the day you get them. If you haven’t started yet then maybe that’s why you’re reading this article! But it certainly does help to start early. Which, is exactly what we didn’t do! And yes, we certainly did (and do) regret it. We decided to start grooming when we first noticed our two getting knots, which wasn’t until they were a few years old. Of course, they didn’t like it, at all. In fact, I’d go as far as to say they acted as if we were their arch-enemies – with intent to kill. Cats have quicker reflexes than me, unfortunately. I could never get my hand out of the way quick enough when a 5-clawed swipe came my way. We ended up with one of us feeding them their favorite treats whilst the other tried to get in a quick brush or snip!
So, based on my long, long experience – don’t wait until you need to groom them, do it early and do it frequently.
What if your Maine Coon doesn’t like being groomed?
Then you are in the same position that we were (are) in. If your Maine Coon doesn’t like to be brushed then one thing you can try is to use a grooming glove and stroke them (details on this glove below). This is kind of in-between a stroke and a brush – it might be enough to convince your Maine Coon that you’re not up to anything sinister.
The trouble is they don’t appreciate that you are doing it for their benefit! Persistence, patience and lots of band-aids (‘plasters’ to our UK friends) are key though – have plenty available. It’s not a case of if, but when.