Think about how your cat spends their day, grooming takes up a big part of it. While they are pretty good at it you can contribute to their cleanliness too. A well groomed cat is also a healthy cat - minimising hair balls and digestive issues. Regular brushing your kitty gives you the opportunity to remove harmful tangles and foreign object along with regularly checking for fleas, mites and skin conditions. A calming, gentling grooming can leave you a happy kitty - treats and a massage help too. With anything that a cat doesn't usually do, go slow and regularly, they will be trained to accept your groom graciously. A variety of brushes and combs will get the job done easily, though bathing is not a regular requirement, it can be beneficial when your cat can't get the job done themselves . Grooming in small increments and starting at an early age, your kitten will be more cooperative as they grow up accustomed to you ministrations in no time.