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Bathing Your Cat

There are many things to love about our feline friends. However, one of Fluffy’s best traits is the fact that she is very clean. Your pet may spend hours every day carefully grooming herself, and making sure that her fur stays soft and pretty. However, some people do choose to bathe their pets. There’s nothing wrong with giving your kitty a bath, as long as your vet doesn’t object. Read on as a local Frisco, TX vet offers tips on bathing Fluffy.

Why Bathe Fluffy?

While cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean, there are some benefits to bathing them. For instance, if your furball ever has a run-in with a skunk or some paint, you’ll have a much easier time getting her clean again if she’s used to being bathed. Just be sure to check with your vet first.

Getting Ready

Put a rubber mat down in the tub or sink to protect it from scratches. You’ll need kitty shampoo, some soft towels, a facecloth, and a pitcher or teapot for rinsing. It’s also not a bad idea to brush Fluffy and clip her claws prior to her beauty session. We also recommend wearing full body armor, or at least long sleeves and thick jeans.

Bathtime

Fill the tub or sink with a few inches of warm—not hot—water. Lather your feline pal up gently. Talk to her soothingly while you do this. Be careful not to get suds in your kitty’s eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. Just use a facecloth for Fluffy’s head. Finally, use a pitcher or teapot to rinse your cat thoroughly.

The Aftermath

Once you’ve finished bathing your pet, you’ll want to use a soft towel to gently absorb as much water from her fur as possible. Don’t rub your cat with the towel: just wrap her up in in and pat her dry. If your kitty doesn’t object, you can use a blow dryer on her. Just be sure to use the lowest heat setting. Don’t force your cat to submit to the blow dryer, however. When you let your furry little diva go, she’ll probably immediately start grooming herself to get her coat back in place. A special toy or treat will help reactivate your kitty’s purr.

Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Frisco, TX pet hospital, today!

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