Brushing the coat is the most important step of the grooming process and for best results should be done daily. For short coated breeds, brushing keeps the skin clean. For long coated breeds, brushing helps remove hair before it mats.
Brush in the direction of hair growth. Start at the rear of your cat and work your way forward. Brush the coat before bathing as water may tighten any mats. For thougher matting problems, use a dematter before brushing.