In general, feline pets tend to be extremely neat and do not need to be bathed. But sometimes you will need to bathe your cat and it is good to know how to do it so that it is at least a bearable experience. This is in case your cat gets very dirty or comes into contact with a substance that makes it necessary to clean it. Take into account the recommendations!
Tips for bathing your cat
It may not be a pleasure to bathe your cat, but at least it might not be such a hassle if you follow these guidelines.
- Place a rug, towel or non-slip mat on the floor. Place a bathtub on top, where you will bathe your cat.
- Fill the tub with hot water to a level that is not too deep. If you put too much water in it, you may scare your cat. In addition, water may spill.
- Use a special shampoo that does not contain perfumes or chemicals. Avoid using human shampoo, as it is not suitable for the PH of cats.
- Place the feline in the tub and apply a small amount of shampoo. Avoid the eye and ear area. It will be easier if you dedicate yourself to washing a specific part of the cat’s body than washing the whole thing. If it is necessary to wash it completely, shampoo the whole body.
- It may be easier to apply the shampoo if you place it outside the bathtub and put the cat on the towel.
- After the soap has worked, you will need to rinse it off. For this you can use a jug of warm water. Again, avoid the eye and ear area.
- Dry the cat in a warm room and do not let it out until it is thoroughly dry. In general, cats tend to shake off excess water. After that, continue drying it until any trace of moisture is removed.
- Unless you are used to the noise from a very young age, the use of a hair dryer is not recommended. Noise can annoy you a lot
- If you notice that your cat suffers a lot with the bath and tries to bite or scratch you, do not insist. In this case and if necessary, you can take him to the veterinarian for professional grooming.
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