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Last time, I posted about how to bathe your dog.
If you are curious about the previous post, please refer to the post below:)
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If you live with a cat, you know that unlike dogs who go for walks often, cats don't go for walks and spend their time grooming, so they don't need baths as often🐱.
However, there comes a time when you need to bathe your cat, and it's not always easy to bathe a cat that doesn't like water😥.
Today, we're going to show you how to bathe your cat, when to do it, and what to look out for.
When to bathe your cat
When grooming, cats use the protrusions on their tongues to remove debris from their fur, and their saliva has properties that dissolve grease and dirt, so grooming is often enough to keep their coat clean😮.
As mentioned earlier, cats don't go for walks and spend most of their waking hours grooming, so they don't need a bath, and it's not easy to get them to bathe because they don't like water.
So, if they don't normally need a bath, when is the right time to give your cat one?
1. Long-haired cats
First, long-haired cats need to be brushed and bathed more often than short-haired cats because their long hair can cause frequent hairball vomiting.
Hairballs are naturally eliminated through feces or vomit, but frequent vomiting of hairballs or unexpelled hairballs can cause intestinal obstruction.
2. Shedding Season
Even if you don't have a long-haired cat, your cat will shed a lot of hair during shedding season, so it's a good idea to bathe your cat to remove dead hair.
3. Foreign objects
If your cat has ingested something that they shouldn't, such as food or human cosmetics, they may ingest it while grooming, so it's important to give them a bath.
4. Odor due to bad breath
If your cat has bad breath due to canker sores or periodontitis, grooming will pick up the odor and spread it throughout his body.
In this case, you'll need to treat the canker sores and give your cat a bath.
5. Older or obese cats
Obese cats are harder to groom than cats of normal weight, and older cats are harder to groom than they used to be, and as they age, their skin becomes greasy and more prone to dermatitis 😥.
In this case, regular bathing is necessary for the health of your cat's skin.
How to bathe your cat and what to look out for
First, you'll need a brush, cat shampoo, and a towel to bathe your cat 🙂.
Once you have everything you need, it's a good idea to trim their claws and brush their fur before you start, as it tends to get more tangled when it's wet.
Also, the shampoo will lather better if you brush them first😊.
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Before you go into the bathroom with your cat, you should turn on the warm water so that it's not too cold in the bathroom.
This is because cats are startled by sudden temperature changes, and when they get wet, their body temperature can drop dramatically.
Now, let's talk about the bathing sequence.
Cats don't like water, so bathing can be very stressful for them, so we want to keep it as simple as possible and keep it quick, around 5 minutes or less🙂.
1. First, Wet your cat's body with water.
The water should be around 35-38 degrees, which is just warm enough for humans.
Cat skin is very delicate, so the water shouldn't be too hot, and if you're using a shower, don't use too much water pressure.
2. Use a shampoo for cats🐱
Use a shampoo made for cats to lather up and clean your cat.
Avoid scrubbing with your nails or using too much pressure to avoid hurting your cat's delicate skin.
If you're using a bathtub, dissolve the shampoo in the water ahead of time and then put your cat in for a quick rinse.
When bathing your cat, be careful not to get water in their eyes, ears, or nose.
3. Rinse well.
Finally, rinse thoroughly to remove any remaining shampoo foam.
Again, be careful not to get water in your cat's face.
4. Dry your cat thoroughly.
In the bathroom, towel off some of the water, and before you leave the bathroom and go into your room, warm up the room so that your cat isn't stressed by the sudden change in temperature.
Once you're out of the room, set the blow dryer to a low, not too hot, setting and blow dry by hand.
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In this article, we've covered when to bathe your cat, how to do it, and what to look out for.
If you live with a cat, we hope you found today's post helpful and we'll be back with more informative and interesting posts.
Thanks for reading. Have a great day!