Cat Products and Supplies
You will find many cat products, services and supplies spread
throughout the articles presented on this site. Take your time and
consider those products, etc that meet your needs and requirements.
In addition, I have prepared a short article on "Bathing Tips For
Your Cat" that will probably give you something to think about. Enjoy!
I have also listed additional articles at the end of this page that
are centered around the topic of cats.
Bathing Tips For Your Cat
Cats are great at keeping themselves somewhat clean. They spend
a large part of the day cleaning themselves. Their mother teaches
them the art of keeping clean. The cat owner seldom needs to clean
their cat. However, there are times when you need to clean your
cat. It might be due to flea infestation or a skin allergy. Giving
your cat a bath can be a real challenge since they normally resist
this. A word of caution is to be prepared.
Make Certain To Get Your Supplies
It is best to give your cat a bath in an enclosed and small room.
A perfect place would be a sink that is located in your home's
laundry room. A small room would help your cat feel safe when
you're bathing it.
It would be a good idea to have everything on hand next to the
wash area before you start the bathing process. You would have
a very difficult time to search for a towel or shampoo while
you're holding onto a cat struggling to get free. You should use
a baby or pet shampoo that is not irritating to the cat. Make
sure you have a cup to rinse your pet with. It would be a good
idea to cut away any matted fur areas before you start the bath.
Get the Bath Area Ready
Prepare the bath once you have gathered all the bath supplies next
to the bathing area. Use lukewarm water as if you were bathing a
small baby. You need to put enough water in the tub or sink to
enable you to completely bathe and rinse off the cat. Putting a
non-skid mat in the bottom of the tub or pan will help prevent
skidding by the cat on the bottom of the tub.
Gently Put Your Cat into the Water
The hardest part is easing your cat into the water. Depending on
the cat, you may have a struggle on your hands. Put one hand under
the cat's belly and the other hand firmly on the back as you lower
your cat into the water starting with the hind legs first. You can
help prevent getting scratched by putting a towel around the cat
before putting into the water. Expect to get wet during this process.
Talk gently to your cat during the bathing to help keep the cat
Start Bathing Your Cat
Start bathing your cat once placed gently into the water. You should
bathe the cat quickly and be gentle. It is probably best to start
bathing the head area first and then work your way down the body.
Don't get shampoo or water in the cat's eyes or ears. Use only a
small amount of shampoo to avoid having to rinse a long time after
the bath is done. Try to be calm during this bathing process to
help your pet get through it with the least amount of anxiety.
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