HOW TO WASH A CAT WITHOUT GETTING SCRATCHED – WASH YOUR CAT – KITTEN: WHEN, WITH WHAT, HOW?
Wash your cat or give it a bath? Is it common, should it be done? How to wash a cat and with what? I love Chat too much tells you everything!
We will describe to you the gentle way, step by step, without frustration and without getting scratched? What's the best shampoo, how to dry your cat, and how to minimize annoyance!
CAN YOU WASH A CAT? GOOD OR BAD, HOW OFTEN? SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR APARTMENT CAT?
To answer this question, we must distinguish 2 categories:
the hairless cat (like the Sphynx, Donskoi or Peterbald);
hairy cats (almost all others).
HOW OFTEN TO WASH A HAIRLESS CAT?
Hairless cats are given special care. This is because they have little or no hair (hair normally absorbs and disperses oil), and their skin tends to become oily.
There was a time when it was advisable to wash them once a week. However, this instruction is over. Several breeders have confirmed that it is necessary to pass a hairless cat as little as possible (a bath between one and three times a year only).
For the odorous parts (in the folds in particular), you must clean them with a wet glove. You can tell where and when they need them because they start giving off an odor. The smell varies from cat to cat and breed to breed. Sometimes she can smell raw mushrooms or cheese. When you stroke them, they leave an oily residue on your hand. You don't want it on your clothes or furniture.
SHOULD I WASH A CAT OR A KITTEN? (CASE OF A HAIRY CAT)
If your cat is a long-haired or short-haired cat, he cleans himself regularly, he takes care of his coat and therefore does not need a bath. You just need to brush it regularly to remove excess hair, but that's it.
The only reason to wash it is if it has gotten dirty itself, for example because of the weather outside (in other words, for an apartment cat, there is little reason to wash it...).
There are two other exceptions that justify bathing your cat:
-a cat show;
-a medical operation, at the request of the veterinarian;
-In any case, follow the guide!
WHAT TO WASH YOUR CAT WITH? WHICH SHAMPOO TO USE?
There are two types of cat shampoo: dry shampoo and wet shampoo. It is important to use a specific shampoo to avoid irritation for your cat.
DRY SHAMPOO FOR CAT
Dry shampoos are cleaning products that do not require rinsing with water (no-rinse product). They absorb excess sebum, remove dirt, and have a deodorizing effect. There are different types of dry shampoos:
Mousses are used by gently massaging against the direction of hair growth to remove clinging dirt and grime. Finish by drying with a towel.
Spray and aerosol products, very popular in human cosmetics, are only sometimes easy to use for pets. In addition, sprays, especially aerosols, tend to scare animals, especially cats.
Powder cleansers are used by dispensing the product directly onto the animal's coat. However, they have the disadvantage of bleaching the skin. Thorough brushing is, therefore, necessary to remove excess powder and dirt.
Using a dry shampoo will allow you to space out the applications of traditional shampoos, which can be a cumbersome process.
Very convenient and quick to use, dry shampoos make cleaning time a relaxing and enjoyable experience for your pet.
WET SHAMPOO FOR CAT
The choice of shampoo is really very important if you decide to wash your cat (with or with hair care). Your cat does not have the same skin pH as a human (adult, child or baby), so you should not use a classic shampoo but a specialized shampoo.
HOW TO WASH A CAT OR KITTEN: BATH OR SHOWER
When bathing your cat, you need to have three things on hand:
-Cat shampoo (the one used by many veterinarians);
-A clean, dry towel (organic cotton – set of two);
-A large plastic drinking glass or a small plastic bucket (for rinsing the kitten);
You can bathe your cat in the sink or in the bathtub. Some prefer the sink because it is higher and easier to wash the kitten. I like to use the bathtub.