If you need cat grooming tips and help then this page should be beneficial.
Before we start there are a few things to clarify. When brushing a cat you should always try to brush in the direction of the hair, continuous brushing against the grain will cause discomfort and won’t encourage your cat to stick around long.
It is important to brush your cats entire body, this is not always easy and especially in those tricky spots under the back legs and behind the arms. You may therefore need to be opportunistic. If your cat is asleep on their back it may be your time to pounce!
With difficult cats that don't like to be brushed you should split brushing up into different sections. This way you can brush each section once a day. This can take longer but may be easier for your cat and will ultimately give you the same result.
A cat accustomed to being brushed from a young age will learn to accept it throughout adulthood.
Try getting a variety of combs and brushes. Normally the brush your cat hates the most is the one that’s doing the best job. Sometimes you will need to approach your cat with a softer brush to start with and work your way up to a more effective comb.
A soft brush is not going to be that effective but it will be a good start and also help build up your cats trust. Once you have their confidence you can move on to a more effective instrument. A wide set metal comb is generally best for long haired cats.