How to groom your cat and make it take a bath?

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Anyone who owns a cat knows how this animal grooms itself very carefully. Most cats spend a large part of her day grooming themselves but they may sometimes need a little help - for example, when an injury occurs or when the bristles are too long to tangle . So it is best to get your cat to be groomed and handled as soon as possible (the earlier you start, the easier it will be easy to do in the long term).

It is best to groom your cat when he is tired and relaxed. If your cat seems to dislike grooming, start little by little each day and it will be more tolerant. Be sure to provide lots of love and praise your cat after each grooming session, it may be that strength and it will begins to see this experience as a reward. If you have a longhaired cat, use a comb to brush its coat. Start with the parts of its body it prefers the most (usually the neck and head) and then continue with other areas. If you’re facing nodes you may need to cut through a pair of blunt scissors.

If your cat has short hair, you can groom with a rubber brush. Remember to moisten the brush before starting to groom your cat. Indeed, it helps to better catch dead hair and prevents them from flying everywhere causing a minor cleanliness disaster. If your cat needs a bath, make sure that you have a special shampoo for pets. Then, close all windows and doors and make sure the room is warm enough. If your cat is afraid or it’s terrified by the size of your bath, try using a bowl or sink. A height of about 10 cm of warm water is sufficient - or just above your cat’s paws.

cat trying to avoid bathFirst, clean your cat’s ears before putting it in water. Clean his ears with a cotton swab previously softened in hot water. But remember to clean only the visible parts of your cat’s ears, never attempt to clean the ear canal. Then comb or brush your cat before giving him a bath, helping to remove dead hair. Put on a pair of household gloves and take your cat by the scruff of the neck and drop gently into shallow warm water. Wet the back of your cat‘s belly and legs. The use of a plastic cup may be useful. (Warning, many cats will panic if you try to use the shower.). Apply special shampoo designed for cats and perform a little massage evenly on your cat before rinsing the product. Do not apply too much product or it will be more difficult to rinse. These shampoos are specially designed not to irritate the eyes and ears of your pet, but try to avoid these areas anyway. After rinsing your cat, make sure you have a hot towel to dry. If it is not too frightened by the noise of the hair dryer you can also use it. Or simply snuggle in the towel. Do not be surprised (e) if your cat starts grooming himself just after bathing. It is simply a way for it to have its fur the way it likes it the most.

Remember not to bathe your cat regularly. Indeed, it could disturb the natural lipid balance of the skin and coat. However, an occasional bath is fine, for example, if your pet is rolled in a very dirty thing and can not clean itself. We hope this handy guide was useful to you and wish you many successful baths together with your favourite pet.