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How do I bathe my kitten?

If you have an older cat or if you’ve heard stories from your traumatised friends who own cats, you probably dread the idea of giving your cat a bath. Though your kitten has a habit of grooming and keeping herself clean by licking all day, it’s not enough – especially if you don’t want her to ingest harmful substances or any other filth that may be stuck to her coat. It’s better to get your kitten used to a bath early-on.
How many times in a week do I bathe my kitten?
It’s a good idea to give her a bath every 10 days or so, usually after play time when she’s mellow and tired.
 
How do I go about bathing my kitten?
  • Ensure that the nails are trimmed
  • Brush her coat to remove any loose hair and mats. You may choose to place cotton balls in her ear to keep the water out.
  • Shut the bathroom door and place a rubber mat or a bath mat in the sink/tub so that she doesn’t slip.
  • Fill the sink/tub with just enough lukewarm water. 
  • Gently massage with a cat shampoo solution. Start with the head and move towards the tail. Don’t forget to cover the limbs. Leave out the face and ears.
  • Rinse and then rinse again.
  • After this, gently wipe the face with a washcloth. Unless it’s too dirty, plain water is good enough.
  • Immediately after her bath, place her in a dry towel, and take her to a warm place away from any drafts.
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