Brushing your cat is so important! It helps remove loose, dead hair that otherwise would have two fates - floating around your house or eventually as the form of a hairball on your carpet. You know you'll step on that hairball in the middle of the night, so why not do your half asleep self a favor and work to prevent it?
In addition to preventing your own discomfort, it really helps your cat! It stimulates blood circulation, removes any dirt, and helps you spot any of those pesky fleas.
Brushing is also a great way to bond with your cat. Most cats really enjoy brushing and it gives you some intimate one-on-one time. Throw in some treats for good measure!
2-3 times per week is great for short hair, daily for long hair! If you have a long hair cat that mats frequently, you might need some other tools in your arsenal!
The two brushes in this video are shown below!