How to give your cat a bath without getting clawed to death! Tips and tricks on how to bathe your kitty.
I used to have to bath my last cat a couple of times a year as she had come from her mum too young and was not a fan of the self cleaning caper so a bath was the only option as she stunk esp in autumn/winter. My current pair only occasionally have needed a bath either as a result of a litter box accident that could not be managed otherwise or by getting themselves in contact with something that could have harmed them if they’d licked it off. Basically, I treat it the same way I do if I am clipping their nails or administering medicines. Its not nice but faffing around is not going to change the outcome but will just make us all distressed. Just do it and them lavish the love afterwards. Both my cats absolutely adore me, as I do them, and they understand the difference between wanton cruelty and necessary action done quickly in a caring manner.
I gave my cat a bath the other day. They love it. He just sat there and enjoyed it. It was fun for me. The fur kept sticking to my tongue, but other than that... -- Steve Martin
Here's what you need to have ready before you start bathing your cat:
Is it OK to give your cat a bath?
Bathing your cat can be a tough process–nothing seems to bring out the claws quicker than the sound of running water. In order to keep this event as safe as possible for you and your cat, keep the following tips in mind. #cats #groomingThere is probably something wrong with the world when someone or bathing a cat, right? But we are not at all crazy, and similar questions sometimes pop up. Like, do you really, really need to bathe a cat? And if you do, is it necessary once a week, every day, or how often? Let’s find out!Although cats are known for keeping themselves well-groomed, by assisting your feline friend with regular grooming sessions, you can bond with your kitty and keep your pet looking great. This guide will cover the basics of grooming and bathing your cat.First things first. If your cat has gotten into something dirty, like a chimney or oil, then you must wash your cat immediately. Otherwise, bathing a cat is not an everyday task. Indeed, it’s not even an every-week task.The short and quick answer is, yes, you do need to bathe a cat. It’s not like it is an absolute necessity, like giving food to your cat, but there are certain benefits from doing so.In general, an average indoor pet cat can easily handle being bathed one or two times per year. But as mentioned above, it’s also not a big sin if you never wash your cat. Many people don’t, and cats are okay with it; they don’t need the super level of cleanliness that humans do.