7 Best Grooming brushes for British Shorthair cats +23 Excellent grooming Tips

Grooming your British Shorthair is not to be taken lightly.

This is a task that involves diligence and an excellent grooming brush.

The diligence part is yours and yours alone, but I can help you in finding a perfect brush for your cat.

So without further ado, here are my picks for the 7 Best grooming brushes for your British shorthair.

Best Grooming Brushed for British Shorthair Cats

ProductsComb TypeBuild Quality
Goldpets Professional BrushMetal comb with rounded Stainless steel pinsGreat with added silver ions Check Price
Hertzko Double Sided Pins and Bristle Brush Hertzko Double Sided Pins and Bristle Brush
Double sided with bristles on one side and metallic pins on the other Extremely good
Extremely good Check Price
Poodle Pet Self Cleaning Slicker BrushMetallic comb with Stainless steel pinsExceptional Check Price
Oscar Frank Universal Plastic Handle Pet Slicker BrushMetallic pins on a curved, plastic combPretty good with an ergonomic handle Check Price
DELE Dog Massage BrushThick, Silicon bristles Quite durable all-Silicon build Check Price
yepmax Small Animals Grooming BrushNatural Boar hair wooden combGood but because it's wood not great Check Price
Ware Manufacturing Small Animal Grooming KitBristles on the bristle brush while metallic pins on the slicker brush The slicker brush is well made while the bristle brush is flimsy Check Price

Product Details

1. Goldpets Professional Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, rounded stainless steel pins
  • Handle: TPR material with silver ions to resist bacteria
  • Self-Cleaning: The brush is self-cleaning
  • Extras: none

It is fairly common for a pet to resist grooming.

More often than not, the problem boils down to this:

The comb is too hard for your pet to bear.

This is where the Goldpets Professional Brush comes in.

For cats as small as the shorthair, this brush is perfect since the comb on this brush has soft, stainless steel pins with rounded edges.

The rounded edges make sure that your shorthair doesn’t get hurt while you brush its fur.

Aside from this, the brush is also self-cleaning, meaning you don’t have to do anything to clean the brush.

Everything happens with the push of a single button

 Things I really like
  • Long Stainless Steel pins with rounded edges make brushing safe for your pet
  • The brush is self-cleaning which is an immensely helpful feature when it comes to the British Shorthair as they have thick fur
  • The handle is grippy and is well made
  • Awesome value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • The size might be too small for some people

2. Hertzko Double Sided Pins and Bristle Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: two sides, Bristle brush one side and slicker on the other
  • Handle: ergonomic, plastic handle
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality
  • Extras: none

If you are a cat owner chances are you have asked yourself:

Would a Bristle brush work fine or do I have to get a Slicker brush?

Choosing between these two types can be hard at times as each type serves a particular purpose.

But you don’t have to choose when you have Hertzko Double Sided Pins and Bristle Brush.

Just get this brush and use it for brushing as well as for breaking up the knots.

 Things I really like
  • Two brushes in one package make it a versatile tool
  • The bristle side works extremely well and collects plenty of hair
  • Stainless steel pins with rounded edges make brushing easier
  • Ergonomic handle provides ample amount of grip
  • An excellent value proposition
 Things I don’t like
  • No self-cleaning feature sadly
  • Bristles are loosely packed as they come off when used extensively

3. Poodle Pet Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: Soft, stainless steel pins
  • Handle: Plastic build with an ergonomic design
  • Self-Cleaning: A retractable mechanism enables self-cleaning
  • Extras: none

Poodle Pet has created a fantastic brush here, which works really well.

The thing that makes this brush stand out from the crowd is the feature set and the prize this feature set commands

Features such as self-cleaning, intelligent design, and the ability to take whatever the abuse you can throw at it must demand an equally impressive price, right?

Well, you might be surprised to know that:

This brush costs far less than it ought to be.

All of these qualities make the Poodle Pet Self Cleaning Slicker when of the best grooming brushes for the British Shorthair.

 Things I really like
  • The brush works as well as it is supposed to
  • Self-cleaning functionality is a huge plus point
  • The handle is ergonomic and is therefore pretty easy to grip
  • Great value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • The bristles on this brush are a bit hard, so use it gently
  • Can feel a bit chunk especially when it comes to smaller cats

4. Oscar Frank Universal Plastic Handle Pet Slicker Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: Metallic pins on a curved plastic base
  • Handle: Plastic handle
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality
  • Extras: 30 days easy return policy

The next brush on this list serves one purpose and one purpose alone.

It is a brush that is made for people with larger pets, and in this regard, it works exceptionally well.

And the reason that it performs this well has to do with its curved base.

Let me say this:

Oscar Frank Universal Plastic Brush provides one of the smoothest brushing experiences.

Handling is equally impressive all thanks to a plastic handle that is contoured to make it easier to hold.

All in all, this brush works really well and is a bargain considering how well it performs.

 Things I really like
  • Durable metallic pins are great for breaking up knots and removing matting from the fur
  • The curved plastic base enables this brush to just glide through the
  • The handling experience is on par or exceeds the other brushes on this list
 Things I don’t like
  • No self-cleaning functionality means cleaning the brush afterward is a mess
  • The plastic handle may provide exceptional handling, but it tends to break quite easily

5. DELE Dog Massage Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: Silicon comb
  • Handle: Silica gel handle that is soft to the touch
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality
  • Extras: none

DELE Dog Massage Brush may have a ‘Dog’ in its name, but it is more than adequate for your cat.

The brush has an all-silicon build, which is soft to the touch and is hard enough to clean effectively.

The silicon used has a whole host of other benefits too including but not limited to:

  • Excellent grip
  • Durable build
  • Easily washable

DELE Dog Massage Brush is exceptional when it comes to removing hair and dead skin.

It is mainly intended as a bathing brush, but if you decide to use it for regular brushing, it works for that as well.

All of these qualities make the DELE Dog Brush a pretty good option.

 Things I really like
  • Sturdy build
  • The comb is neither too hard or too soft
  • The silicon-based handle provides plenty of grip
  • Easily cleanable
  • Extremely well priced
 Things I don’t like
  • Silicon can be irritating for some pets so be careful

6. Yepmax Small Animals Grooming Brush

 Key Facts
  • Comb: Natural Boar hair bristles on a wooden base
  • Handle: An all wooden design providing improved handling
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality
  • Extras: none

There is a pretty big problem with plus-sized brushes and especially those with metal pins on the comb.

Those brushes carry with them the risk of hurting your pet.

In situations where you don’t want that to happen (practically every situation to be honest), a brush like the Yepmax Small Animals Grooming Brush comes in handy.

The brush has natural boar hair bristles.

The reason for using boar hair is readily apparent as soon as you touch the brush.

It’s so soft that there is absolutely no chance of it damaging the skin of your cat.

In addition to the wooden construction of the brush, the use of natural boar hair bristles is, perhaps, the biggest reason why this brush is on this list.

 Things I really like
  • Wooden construction provides ample handling
  • The bristles are super softball thanks to the use of natural Boar hair
  • Amazing value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • Works only for small pets
  • Pretty hard to clean

7. Ware Manufacturing Small Animal Grooming Kit

 Key Facts
  • Comb: The slicker brush has metallic pins while the bristle brush has synthetic fibers on the comb
  • Handle: Polycarbonate handles
  • Self-Cleaning: No self-cleaning functionality
  • Extras: A nail clipper and a wooden chew toy come bundled in

The final entry on our list is a collection of grooming products.

Ware Manufacturing Small Animal Kit is everything you need to keep your British shorthair well groomed.

The kit comes packed with both a bristle and a slicker brush as well as a nail clipper and a wooden chew toy.

Both brushes work well and are easy to use, but none of them have any sort of self-cleaning function.

But at this price, complaining about the lack of self-cleaning isn’t justified.

So here are my 2 cents:

If you can’t decide between a slicker and a bristle brush, get this kit.

 Things I really like
  • Both brushes work extremely well
  • The slicker brush is well made
  • The included wooden chew toy and the nail clippers make this kit a pretty sweet deal
 Things I don’t like
  • The bristle brush leaves a lot to be desired

This concludes my list of 7 Best Grooming Brushed for British Shorthair.

Following are the 23 grooming tips that you should totally check out.

Best British Shorthair Grooming Tips

I know your British shorthair means the world to you and for something so special you need to give serious consideration to how you groom it. Keeping this in mind, the following are 23 of the most useful cat grooming tips that you should totally use.

  1. This goes without saying, but brush your cat twice a week.
  2. While brushing use a soft metal or a bristle brush and clean the cat’s fur with a damp cotton cloth when you are finished brushing.
  3. If while brushing you encounter a knot, don’t use force. Start from the root and with your fingers resolve the knot moving upwards towards the tip.
  4. Always brush along the fur and not against it.
  5. Don’t try to cut your cat’s hair but if it is absolutely necessary to make sure you do it with extreme caution and leave at least 1 inch of hair.
  6. While trimming the fur, be very careful around sensitive areas like the ears, the genitalia, and the armpits.
  7. Due to an abundance of hair on the body, most skin problems of your cat can’t be identified until the situation has gotten worse. Check your cat for any skin problem while grooming to stop the issue in its tracks, if there exists one.
  8. Fleas and skin problems go hand in hand. Therefore it is absolutely essential that you check for any signs of fleas while your cat’s grooming session is underway. If you happen to find one, take your kitty to a vet asap.
  9. While we are on the subject of fleas, if you have more than one pet, chances are they too have the fleas. So treat your other pets as well.
  10. In addition to fleas, ticks can also be a problem. If you see any tick lurking around, put on your latex gloves and get rid of them.
  11. If your cat happens to get fluids over its body, wash these fluids of asap. Things like oil and other liquids that have a strong smell can end up irritating your feline.
  12. Don’t forget to check your cat’s ears for any signs of infection.
  13. While grooming, take a cotton ball dipped in some ear cleaner or clean water and use this to clean your cat’s ears gently, both inside and out.
  14. If you care about your furniture, your cat and yourself, trim your cat’s nails every other week
  15. While trimming the nails, be careful that you don’t cut the quick. Have a clotting agent to stop the bleeding in case you accidentally cut the quick
  16. Cut the nail in one, swift move. Don’t use too much force or you risk shattering the nail
  17. Give your cat a scratching post to sharpen and maintain her nails
  18. We humans aren’t the only ones who need to brush our teeth. Cats need that too. So brush your cat’s teeth daily with a cotton swab dipped in salty water
  19. While brushing its teeth, if you notice any foul smell without any visible tooth damage, this could be an indication of a digestive problem. Contact your vet and tell him what you think
  20. Most of the grooming is pretty irritating to a cat. Due to this, your cat might try to get away. Never force your cat to do something it doesn’t like. Gently make your cat recognize trimming as a safe procedure
  21. To make everything exponentially easier, introduce your cat to grooming while she is still a kitten
  22. And remember if you have no idea how to groom a cat and you are hesitant, just take your cat to a professional groomer instead of trying your luck
  23. After all of this, your cat deserves a treat. Be sure to have something for it.
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Nadine Oraby

My name is Nadine; I am a passionate writer and a pet lover. People usually call me by the nickname “Joy” because they think that I am a positive and joyful person who is a child at heart. My love for animals triggered me to create this blog. Articles are written by vets, pet experts, and me. Thanks for visiting. Your friend, Nadine!

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