If your cat has fleas, got into something dirty or smelly, of just looks dirty, you probably want to go ahead and bathe him.
Some cats tolerate bathes, but others do not.Depending on your cat, you may have to psych yourself up for the bath.
Moe used to tolerate baths, but now that he’s a little older, he’s a bugger to bathe. I’ve found that it’s easier to bathe Moe in the kitchen sink. It’s a smaller area, so I have more control over him.
It’s best to go ahead to get all your supplies ready before you gather up your cat. Put at least one or two towels by the sink or tub with your cat shampoo.
Once, you’ve got all your supplies ready, grab your cat. Be as gentle as you can to reduce the stress on your cat.
- Fill up the sink or tub with warm water. If you don’t have anything on the bottom for your cat to get a grip, you may want to add a hand towel so your cat has a surface that he can grip.
- Rinse your cat with the warm water, avoid getting any water in his ears. You can use cotton balls to plug up the ears.
- Lather him up with shampoo.
- Rinse with clean water and massage your cat’s fur to wring out any excess water.
- Towel dry your cat with a clean towel. If he’ll allow it, use a blow dryer to dry your cat faster.
Depending on how much your cat may fight, bathing him may be a two people job.