Tips on Bathing Your Cat

Have a hard time when bathing your cat? Don’t worry, cat parents! There are some tips for you to make it easier.

Cats naturally don’t bathe since they groom themselves by licking their fur. However, since cats shed their coat seasonally, their coats can be swallowed by the cat and create a hairball inside the cat’s stomach. Usually, the cat will vomit the hairball, but if it is stuck on its stomach, it will be dangerous for the cat.

If you keep your cat indoors, you don’t have to clean your cat frequently as long as you keep your house clean. You can bathe your cat every once a month or when you feel your cat is dirty and smelly. But if you let your cat play outside, your cat will need to take a bath more often.

Cleaning a cat is, in fact, exhausting work. Here are some tips on bathing your cat to make it easier.

Trim Your Cat’s Claw

Being scratched by your cat isn’t fun. Your cat might try to climb your body in the middle of the bathing process. Surely you don’t want sharp claws digging into your skin when that happens.

Brush Your Cat’s Fur

This tip is helpful if you have a long-haired cat or cat that shed their hair so much. By brushing your cat’s fur beforehand, you don’t have to worry about it going to your drain and clogging it.

Prepare Rubber Mat/Towel

Put the rubber mat or towel on the bathroom floor. It prevents your cat from slipping. 

Use The Right Water Temperature

Don’t use too cold or too hot water for your cat. You can adjust the water temperature accordingly to the weather. If the weather is chilly, you can use lukewarm water.

Choose The Right Time

The right time to bathe your cat is when your cat is tired or sleepy. You can play with your cat in advance to burn off its energy, so your cat will have less energy left to resist when you bathe it.

Give Snacks

You can give some treats to your cat after you finish bathing it. The snacks work as bribery or compensation. You get to bathe your cat, and your cat will get some delicious snacks after.

Those are some tips on bathing your cat. Hopes you find those helpful!

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