The cat's bath

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Efreya Waitecker

The cat, in the wild, must hunt and eat small mammals for food and this makes its fur very dirty, as it fills with dirt, dirt and remains of the hunted prey. All this together in its fur produces a variety of odors that in a natural state can attract the cat's natural predators. Therefore, the cat cleans and grooms its fur to remove the remains ofdirt, food, soil and above all smell to go unnoticed.

Also, cats evolved in hot areas where it was important to regulate body temperature. Grooming removes dead hairs and prevents tangles, so if it is in good condition, the coat forms an insulating layer that protects the cat from overheating.

Also helping is the effect of saliva inhot days, its evaporation has a cooling effect.

Although our cat, spends between 8 and 15% of his hours grooming and cleaning his fur, he needs our help for his personal hygiene. We should brush him regularly to keep the skin and fur in perfect condition, in this way, as a routine we can observe if we detect anything out of the ordinary among

How do we bathe our cat?

First of all, there is the great belief that the cat does not like water at all, but this is not entirely true, there are some breeds of cats that like to fish and get wet themselves.

The best way for your cat to like water or at least tolerate it without getting stressed, is to get him used to it from a young age, with 1 or 2 months of age, age that coincides.Everything we can teach him at this stage, will provide him with more self-confidence in adulthood to face any situation of everyday life.

To start the bath, it is best to find a suitable place where there is quiet (usually the sink) and that we prepare everything we need for the bath, such as shampoo for cats (we do notserves that we use people), towels, hair dryer, etc. We must also be clear that it is important to have enough time, at least an hour.

The bath can be done in any sink or basin where the animal fits.

Once we have everything ready, let the water run for a while so that the animal gets used to the noise and when it is warm we wet the cat little by little,first with the hand and not with the jet of the shower directly.

We will be doing caresses while we soap him and then let the soap act about 5 minutes.

After this time, we rinse the body of the animal with plenty of water so that there are no traces of soap, it is very important not to produce the cat itching.

After rinsing, comes the time of drying.

It is very important to dry the body of the animal.

After rinsing, comes the time of drying.

It is very important to dry the body of the animal.important to dry very well all the hair, we must not leave it wet, if it is not that it is summer or the temperature allows it.

We will begin drying the hair with a towel to remove as much water and then we continue with a hot air dryer.We must not use the dryer on the first day of the bath because it will bother you much noise and you will not want to know anything about the bath again.The best, it isthat in subsequent baths we use a dryer that does not make much noise, we turn it on a few minutes before using it, so that the cat is getting used to or familiar with the noise of the dryer.

We can bring the dryer to see that it is no threat to him. If, however, he is afraid of the dryer, we must not get frustrated, little by little and with patience will be left. With catsIn these situations, we dry it as much as we can with towels and let it finish drying in some quiet, warm room.

If the cat liked the bath or is not too scared, when it is dry we can comb it to finish grooming its fur.

Instructions for good general grooming

Start from when it issmall.

Keep it short

When your cat is used to short sessions, you can start lengthening them.

Know your cat's limits.

Watch her body language.If she wags her tail, she's had enough.

Praise her for good behavior.

Most of the time she's sure to deserve it


The author of this blog is a lifelong animal lover with a passion for writing. She has years of experience working with animals, both in zoos and in private homes, and she brings that knowledge to her writing. Whether she's writing about training your dog or the best way to care for your cat, her goal is always to provide accurate and helpful information.