A cat is a very fastidious type – and will groom itself quite regularly. Even so, there are many benefits to giving your cat a helping hand. Regular grooming creates a good bond between the two of you and gives you a chance to check some important health indicators. Is the coat in good condition, is skin pink and healthy, are eyes clean and bright and are nails neat and tidy? As with rabbits, cats that lick and use their teeth to self-groom can build up hair balls, so if your cat has a long coat, brushing out loose hairs helps avoid this problem.