How To Give Your Cat A Bath
(if it is really necessary)
Under normal circumstances it is not
necessary to bath your cat..
Cats usually take care of their daily grooming themselves. They are most
fastidious and clean
Cats spend a much of their day grooming themselves. Using their
barbed tongues they lick dirt and debris off their coat which keeps it clean
and odor free.
Reasons why you may need to bath your cat
* The cat has got something dangerous or poisonous on its fur.
It has soiled itself and it has poop on it's fur. (Especially Long Haired
You are allergic and need to bathe it to keep allergens down.
More Reading on
Allergy to Cats
Some mishap causes your cat to become dirty or smelly.
Show Cats are often bathed before showing.
No Need to Bath because of Fleas
Flea Baths and Dips are unnecessary. Treatment with a Top Spot flea
treatments such as Advantage, Front Line or Revolution are far more
effective than a bath.
More Reading on
Getting Rid of Fleas
Read on if it is necessary to give your cat a bath.
What you will need to bath your cat
Prepare the items you will need for the bath.
* Pet Shampoo
* A Sponge
* A Towel
||* A spray that attaches to the faucet or tap is
useful but not necessary. A pitcher or jug will do the job just as
|What To Do
Using the kitchen sink or laundry tub is often
easiest as you don't have to bend down and you are more in control.
Fill your sink or tub half way with warm water. (Test the temperature as if
you were giving a baby a bath)
Then carefully place the cat
Work as quickly as possible to get the job over to
reduce the amount of time your cat is stressed.
Wet your cat completely using the the sprayer or
jug (pitcher) then apply the shampoo. Work it in using a sponge. A
sponge is preferable as it works up a good lather.
Next rinse completely once again using the sprayer
or jug (pitcher)
After The Bath
Now, he’s done. Wrap him up in the towels and blot off as
much of the water as possible from his body.
If necessary use a blow dryer at the very lowest setting.
Keep it continuously moving so that you do not burn him
ONLY BATH YOUR CAT IF IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY