|Purred: Wed Feb 15, '06 5:36pm PST |
|Unless there is a medical or hygenic need, most cats don't need to be bathed. It's a great idea to try using the bath wipes first.
If you decide Charlie needs a bath and the wipes aren't working, be prepared for a bath fight! Mommy suggets that you fill a bottle with a little bit of shampoo and the rest warm water - shake, and you have just combined the initial rinse with the shampoo!
Also, probably best not to try to dunk or fully immerse in a filled bath.. try having several pitchers or bottles filled with warm water so you can gently pour to rinse without turning on the *scary* faucet. Save the head for last.
When you're done with the water, place kitty in towel on floor and wrap up snuggly (like a kitty burrito!) and hold against your chest for a few minutes. This should help calm the cat and the tight wrapping with keep them from squirming while the towels absorbs most of the water. This will minimize drying time and help retain warmth to ward off sickness.
Best of luck to you!
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