Cats are known for their grooming habits. With the help of their tongue, teeth and claws they are usually able to keep themselves fresh and clean without any outside interference. However, sometimes your cat may need help staying clean. If your feline friend is covered in any dangerous, smelly or sticky substances, or if they have picked up some parasites, it may be a good idea to bathe them. Here’s how to bathe a cat with minimal stress for both of you.
1. Trim toenails:
Your cat’s claws are one of its main ways of protection. An upset cat may claw at anyone nearby, including you, during bathing. Cat scratches can easily become infected, so it is in your best interest to trim your cat’s nails before bathing.
2. Brush Before:
Cats shed frequently throughout the year. That extra fur won’t be good for your plumbing, and it will make it more difficult for your cat to actually clean up. If you can, brush your cat thoroughly to remove any loose fur and mats before beginning the bathing process.
3. Time It Right:
Cats generally do not like to be in water. Schedule bath time for a time when your cat is tired and calm, such as after a long time playing cat dancer or with some catnip. then take her for a bath
4. Get Traction:
Your cat appreciates traction as much as you do in the shower. Provide your cat with a folded towel or rubber bath mat at the bottom of the tub to stand on so he or she doesn’t panic when he or she can’t stand up easily.
5. Try a Pour-Over Method:
Your cat probably won’t willingly go under water. Instead, use a handheld sprayer, a pitcher, or a plastic cup to gently pour water over their body until they’re thoroughly wet.