How to Groom An Arabian Mau Cat

Reviewed by Grooming Expert: Clarissa Stevenson, CFMG

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Body Type: Moderate and muscular

Coat Type and Length: Short

Coat Texture: The Arabian Mau has a short, smooth coat that is dense and glossy. It requires minimal grooming and sheds very little.

Arabian Mau Cat

If you’re a proud owner of a kitten, especially an Arabian Mau, you know how important it is to keep your pets’ paws healthy and happy. Grooming your feline pets not only helps them maintain healthy coats and skin, but it also strengthens the bond between you and your furry companions. Taking care of their paws and undercoat is essential for their overall well-being.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to groom your Arabian Mau feline breed like a pro. Whether you have pets or are considering adopting from shelters, these tips will help you keep your cat looking their best. From brushing to bathing, we’ve got you covered. 

Arabian Mau Cat Characteristics 

The Arabian Mau is a medium-sized cat breed that is native to the Arabian Peninsula. This breed is known for its strong bond with its family, and it loves to explore every room in the house. Its playful nature will have you and your family entertained for hours. As you gaze into its eyes, you’ll feel like you’re looking up at the stars. These muscular cats are a popular breed among families, with their short, dense fur coming in a variety of colors and patterns. They are known to shine like stars. Arabian Mau cats, a domestic breed, have large, expressive eyes that are typically green or gold in color. These cats are like stars.

Arabian Maus are a popular breed of intelligent and active cats. These playful and curious stars love to explore their surroundings. They are also known for their affectionate and loyal personalities, making them great companions for families and individuals alike. This breed of dogs is especially popular among pet owners because of their affectionate nature and loyalty. They have all the qualities that make them great companions for families and individuals alike.

With proper grooming and care, the Arabian Mau can live a long and healthy life, bringing joy and companionship to their owners.

Essential Grooming Tools for Arabian Mau Cats

cat grooming supplies

To properly groom Arabian Mau Cats, you’ll need the following tools: breed-specific brushes and combs, grooming shears, and a grooming table. These tools are essential for keeping your furry stars looking their best.

Grooming ToolDescriptionPrice
Slicker brushPerfect for removing tangles and mats from your cat’s coat, leaving it smooth and shiny.$10 – $20
Grooming glovesCarefully eliminates loose fur as it offers a soothing massage$10 – $25
Nail clippersSafely trims your cat’s nails to prevent overgrowth and injuries$5 – $15
Ear cleanerReduces Wax and Debris Accumulation$8 – $15
Cotton ballsGently cleans the ears in combination with the ear cleaner$1 – $5
ToothbrushReduces Plaque and Tartar Buildup$3 – $10
ToothpasteRemoves plaque and freshens breath; specially formulated for cats$5 – $10
ShampooUse shampoo that’s made specifically for cats. Shampooing your cat will help remove any dirt deep in its fur$3 – $12

Step-by-Step Guide to Grooming Your Arabian Mau Cat

Brushing Your Cat

Brushing a cat's hair

Brushing Frequency: Brush your Arabian Mau once a week

Technique: Use the slicker brush or grooming mitt to brush the hair growth of your favorite breed of dog, ensuring they look like the stars they are.

Bathe your Arabian Mau occasionally to help control shedding.

Bathing your Arabian Mau Cat

The Arabian Mau is a beautiful cat breed that requires minimal grooming. These stars are known for their stunning appearance and low-maintenance care needs. However, if you need to bathe your Arabian Mau breed, make sure to use a gentle cat shampoo and lukewarm water.

  1. Wet your cat’s fur thoroughly and apply the shampoo, making sure to avoid the eyes and ears.

  2. Massage the shampoo into your cat’s fur and rinse thoroughly.

  3. Use a towel to gently dry your cat and avoid using a hair dryer, as it can be too hot for their sensitive skin.

  4. Remember to praise and reward your cat for their good behavior during the bath.

How Often Should I Bathe My Arabian Mau Cat?

To maintain the cleanliness and health of your Arabian Mau breed cat, it is important to bathe them once every 4-6 weeks.

Nail Trimming

  • Start by getting your Arabian Mau comfortable and relaxed. You can do this by petting and talking to them in a soothing voice.

  • Gently hold one of their paws and press on the pad to extend the nail.

  • Use a sharp, high-quality cat nail clipper to trim the tip of the nail. Be careful not to cut too close to the quick, which is the pink part of the nail that contains blood vessels and nerves.

  • If you accidentally cut the quick, apply some styptic powder or cornstarch to stop the bleeding.

  • Repeat the process with the other paws, making sure to trim all the nails.

  • Reward your Arabian Mau with a treat or some playtime to reinforce positive behavior.

Recommended Frequency of Clipping:

Arabian Maus, a popular breed of cats, are known for being active and having a natural inclination to climb and scratch. Due to their active nature, their nails tend to grow quickly.

It’s recommended to trim the nails of your breed every 2-3 weeks to prevent them from becoming too long and causing discomfort or damage to furniture.

How to Clean the Ears of an Arabian Mau

applying cat ear cleaning solution

  1. Gather your supplies: cotton balls or pads, ear cleaning solution (make sure it’s safe for cats), and a towel.

  2. Hold your Arabian Mau gently but firmly, making sure they are comfortable and not struggling.

  3. Squeeze a few drops of the ear cleaning solution into the ear canal. Massage the base of the ear gently for a few seconds to help the solution work its way in.

  4. Use a cotton ball or pad to wipe away any excess solution and debris from the ear canal. Be gentle and don’t push too far into the ear.

  5. Repeat on the other ear.

  6. If your Arabian Mau has a lot of ear wax or debris, you may need to repeat this process a few times until the ears are clean.

  7. Watch out for any signs of discomfort or pain, such as your cat pulling away or meowing. If you notice anything unusual, stop and consult with your veterinarian.

  8. After cleaning, reward your Arabian Mau with a treat or some extra cuddles to make the experience positive.

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Start by getting your Arabian Mau breed comfortable with having their mouth touched. Gently lift their lip and give your dog of any breed a treat or praise.

Once they are comfortable, introduce a toothbrush and toothpaste made specifically for cats of any breed. Let them sniff and taste the toothpaste.

Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the teeth and brush in a circular motion for every breed. Focus on the outer surfaces of the teeth.

Be gentle and patient. If your Arabian Mau becomes stressed or agitated, take a break and try again later.

Brush your Arabian Mau’s teeth at least twice a week to maintain good oral hygiene.

Recommended Frequency: At least twice a week.

Preventing and Addressing Common Coat Issues

As part of the grooming post-care process, you should pay attention to the following potential issues:

Fleas and Ticks

cat flea comb

– Watch out for fleas and ticks by regularly checking your cat’s fur and skin for any signs of infestation.
– Prevent fleas and ticks by using a flea and tick preventative medication recommended by your veterinarian and keeping your cat’s environment clean and free of debris.

Matted Fur

Arabian Maus have short, dense fur that rarely mats. However, if mats do occur, use a slicker brush to gently remove them. If the mats are too severe, take your cat to a professional groomer to avoid causing any discomfort or injury.

Allergies and Skin Irritations

Arabian Maus are generally healthy cats, but they can be prone to skin allergies and irritations. To prevent these issues, make sure to keep their coat clean and well-groomed, and avoid using harsh chemicals or shampoos. If your cat does develop skin irritation, consult with a veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment.

How Often Should I Brush My Arabian Mau Cat?

You should brush your Arabian Mau cat at least once a week to keep their coat healthy and shiny. However, during shedding season, it’s recommended to brush them daily to prevent hairballs and matting.

Can I Use Human Shampoo on My Arabian Mau Cat?

You should not use human shampoo on your Arabian Mau cat. Human shampoo is formulated for human hair and can be too harsh for your cat’s delicate skin. It can strip their natural oils and cause dryness, irritation, and even allergic reactions. Instead, use a cat-specific shampoo that is gentle and pH-balanced for their skin.