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Tips for Bathing Your Cat

Do you need help bathing your cat?

If so, know that you are not alone. Many people struggle with bathing their cats, and let’s face it, it can be a difficult task. Luckily, cats don’t need to be bathed all that often, and there aren’t many circumstances that warrant a bath. Check out our last blog to learn about the few circumstances when your cat needs a bath. The following is a list of tips from our veterinary clinic in Levittown to make bathing your cat easier:

#1. Bathe your cat when they are most at ease.

The last thing that you want to do is bathe your cat when they are anxious or high strung. Tire your cat out before a bath by playing with them.

#2. Clip their claws.

Your cat’s claws need to be trimmed every so often, and the perfect time is right before a bath! This will help to protect you while you are bathing your furry friend.

#3. Avoid spraying water in their nose, eyes or ears.

A surefire way to annoy your cat and get scratched is to spray water directly into their nose, ears or eyes. A good way to avoid this is to use a hose or a plastic pitcher instead of the faucet.

#4. Gently massage the shampoo into your cat.

When you are applying the shampoo, do so very gently, being careful to avoid getting it in their face. To avoid drying out your cat’s sensitive skin, use a mix of one part of shampoo to five parts of water.

If you have any questions or concerns about bathing your cat, please contact us!

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