How to Give Your Cat a Bath (Petco)



cats are natural groomers but there may be occasions when your cat needs a bath since water can be unnerving for cats our tips will help to make bath time easier get your cat used to having baths when she's young her skin coat type and breed will determine how often a bath is needed you can also ask your veterinarian or pet stylist for advice prior to bath time trim your cat's nails to protect yourself from getting scratched use a metal comb to loosen tangles or mats from your cat's fur do not give your cat a bath if she does have mats as they trap soap and cause skin irritation a pre bath brush out should not be skipped especially for long-haired cats it's best to bathe your cat or kitten in a sink with a spray nozzle so that you don't have to place her in standing water use a non-slip mat and have everything you need ready ahead of time use the same water temperature you would use for a baby so that you don't overheat your cat use a combo shampoo and conditioner so you only have to wash your cat once start by gently spraying the rear half of your cat and then work your way forward try not to get your cat's head wet at all praise her talk quietly to her and pet her during the bath experience to try to keep her calm lather her entire body next except for her head follow instructions on the bottle rinse your cat thoroughly to avoid skin irritation from soap residue dry your cat with a clean towel to absorb as much water as possible use the damp towel or cat eye and ear wipes to wipe and clean around her eyes and ears reward your cat with treats to reinforce the positive connection and memory of bath time soon you'll be bathing your cat like a pro if you're uncomfortable giving your cat a bath contact your veterinarian or local grooming salon you

38 thoughts on “How to Give Your Cat a Bath (Petco)

  1. So what if you have a cat that is not amazing in the water? I love how they just use the best and easiest cat to bathe ever. Lol. The .00001% of cat.

  2. Bruh my cat is a boy and every time I try giving it a bath it meows for its life and always jumps out of the tub and he smells like fish ? can anyone help me

  3. My persian cat is now 2yrs old and she still hates bath time. I get numerous scratches during her bath time. Is there any solution for this?

  4. How often do u give your cat a bath and I try what u did my 7 month old kitten didn't like it lets just say I got scratches on my back where she jump on my back lol I even got her favorite toy put it in the tub

  5. Thank you so much im only 12 and i have to give my cat a bath and my cat srach me to death and you are the best

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