Cats usually don’t need help to stay clean. They take care of their cleanliness and spend much of the day grooming and grooming. Cats learn to stay clean from an early age, as mothers constantly teach kittens the art of bathing. Cat owners rarely need to bathe their cats, but they may find it’s time to bathe their kittens. You never know when your cat will get dirty and need a little extra help.
If your cat has skin allergies or is infested with fleas, you may need to bathe your cat. Sick cats and elderly cats may be difficult to keep clean. Your cat will probably refuse to bathe, but if you are ready, you can. If you have a sink in your laundry room, this works perfectly. A deep sink in the bathroom works well too. The idea is to put the cat in a small area so that it feels safer during the process.
Another idea is to use a baby bath and put it in its own tub. It can cause pain, but it may be for your cat.
You should also make sure you have everything you need on hand before you start. It’s almost impossible not to do what you do to a struggling cat, run to get a towel or shampoo.
You’ll need a few old towels, a hypoallergenic shampoo like baby shampoo or pet shampoo, and a rinsing cup. You can also consider using a turkey hot tool to get under the chin, around the neck and between the legs. You should consider removing the matte coat.
Preparing the Bath
Once you have all the supplies you need, it’s time to prepare for the bath. Warm water is best, as cats don’t like water that is too hot or cold. Think about the temperature you would bathe your toddler in. This is what you need when you wash your cat. Then fill the tub or sink with water. You don’t need a lot of water when bathing your cat. Just enough to rinse the cat. We also recommend placing a non-slip mat or folded bath towel on the bottom of the sink or tub before filling it with water. This will prevent your cat from sliding down the floor of your sink or tub.
Put the cat in the water
Now it’s time for the hard part. You have to get your cat and put it in the water. This may sound easier than it actually is. Some cats may have a harder time with you than others. Only you know your cat’s personality. The best way to do this is to put your cat in water. To do this, place one hand under the cat’s belly and the other firmly but gently on the cat’s back. Lower the cat into the water from its hind legs. If your cat is still having trouble, you may want to wrap her in a towel to prevent scratching. You may be surprised by your cat’s reaction. Some cats will sit quietly and let you work. Others will be scared and try to run away from you. You will get wet, but consider keeping your cat’s body close to yours when you bathe to feel safer. Raising your voice or moving too fast can drive your cat into a frenzy.
Once the cat is properly in the water, you can start bathing. Work quickly and carefully. The best way to bathe your cat is to start at the head and work your way down. Be careful not to get water or shampoo in your cat’s ears or eyes. Only a very small amount of shampoo is required. Too much and you’ll have to flash longer. If you are treating fleas, you should follow the flea shampoo instructions at this point. Vegetable oil can be used if desired