Long coated cats will require daily grooming to ensure that their coats remain in good condition and do not become tangled or knotted. Cats with shorter coats will require less frequent grooming as they are genrally able to maintain the coat themselves. It is important though to groom all cats at least once a week as this will help to remove the dead hair that could cause hairballs if swallowed.
Unlike dogs, cats do not enjoy getting wet so bathing should be avoided unless absolutley necessary.
The best types of brushes or combs to use on a cat are soft bristle brushes or a slicker brush to remove any dead hair.