Cats are good at grooming themselves but at times, they need to maintain good hygiene of keeping its mental level clean and healthy. At a normal case, cats hate water and prefer to self-groom its fur. Managing your cat’s hygiene requires patience and courage to keep your beloved pet clean and free from nasty insects sitting on their furs.
To know how to give a cat a bath, you need to acquire some materials to bath your beloved pet. The materials you need are:
- Rubber gloves
- Cat shampoo
- A large pitcher
- A large towel
- Cotton balls for cleaning the ears
- A small cloth to clean the face
- A detachable shower
If you want to bath your cat, well, without running away from water, you need to follow the simple procedures on how to cat a bath. The method on how to give a cat a bath mention below:
- Fill in the sink of lukewarm water and make sure you fill in about 2 to 3 inches.
- Then wet your cat starting from the shoulders and wet the way up to its tail. To do this step is you need to use a large pitcher or a spray nozzle.
Note: if you have a detachable shower, you can use to shower your cat. As long as the flow of the shower does not bother her. When using the shower, make sure the shower has to be of low flow as not to scare your cat.
- Then apply the cat shampoo and lather your cat all over the body until your cat covers in thick soap.
- Rinse the cat thoroughly until the lather disappears.
- To clean your cat’s face is to use a small cloth and wet the cloth with water. Then use the damp cloth and gently clean the cat’s face and head. If your cat can tolerate the soap, use a small amount and lather on its face.
- Clean your cat’s ears by wearing the pair of rubber gloves and use a cotton ball to clean the inside of the ears.
Note: Never use any other object that would disturb the cat’s ear. Only use cotton balls when necessary.
- Use a large towel and lift your cat from the sink. Then fold the towel around her and pat dry its fur.
- Rub as much water from your cat as possible.
- If your cat has long fur, this may require using a hairdryer. This only works if your cat is accustomed to low noise. Make sure you use the hair dryer at a low speed and see if your cat can tolerate it.
- After the cat’s fur is dry, use a comb or a brush to groom your cat’s fur to make it neat and clean. Then put your cat in the calming pet bed.
- Your cat is clean and well hygiene!
Tips and Advice for an Enjoyable Bathing
- When it is time to bath your cat, make sure you prepare the materials so you are ready to bath your pet.
- When looking for an ideal shampoo for your cat, do check the ingredients to make sure that your cat does not have any sensitivity to some certain scents. If your cat has any allergic reactions when applying a shampoo, take your cat to the vet immediately.
- Do check your cat’s fur by combing its hair; this helps you to get the idea on the next washing routine. Do check for any signs of insects on the comb or your cat’s fur. If this the case, wash your comb with warm soapy water.
- To demonstrate when your cat needs the next bathing routine, just smell its fur and check for any signs of pungent smell. If your cat stinks, it is time for your pet to have a bath.
- If your cat has long fur and you have trouble bathing, try to head over to the groomer so the groomer can bath your cat easily.
- Before you begin bathing your cat, it is best to brush the cat’s fur to get rid of tangle, fleas and dirt. Do look for the best comb that made of either silicone or plastic. These two materials accommodate to enjoy the feeling of being groomed. The good things about silicone brushes are that they are soft and are easy to wash.
- Cat likes to have treats before and after the bath, to feed your cats with treats is to use low-calorie treats that will help to enjoy the food before heading over to the sink. To look for the best treats is to try to talk to the vet. My advice is to look for treats that are high in protein.
- To give a good bath for your cat, never take your cat to a large bathtub as this would cause back pain and tough to reach. Even worse, taking your cat to the tub would cause slipping and other injuries. To take your cat for a bath is to use either a bathroom or a kitchen sink.
- If you are new to bathing your cat, try to look for a cat shampoo from a reputable brand. Make sure the shampoo does not cause any reactions to your dear pet.
- When using the temperature of the water. Make sure the temperature must be lukewarm and should not be too hot or too cold. This will cause the hatred of cats being in the water.
Here are the simple guides on how to give a cat a bath. You can see this method requires patience and attention to avoid injures and free from cat parasites. It is important to maintain your cat’s hygiene and try to put into the habit of bathing your cat as a household routine. The more hygiene you take, the cleaner your cat will be.
Once you bath your pet, your cat is clean and free from insects. So follow the instructions above and enjoy your cat’s bathing time!