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How to Bathe Your Kitten or Adult Cat?


Kittens learn to lick themselves when they are two to four weeks old and adult cats spend up to 50 percent of their awake time grooming themselves. So why should you still give your cat a bath? A bath stimulates the skin and removes excess oil, dander, and shed hair.

Does a kitten need a bath?
If you notice that your kitten is a good self-groomer, they may still need a bath now and again in order to keep them feeling and smelling clean. You will likely only need to bathe your kitten once or twice a year in this case, as cats are proud animals and do a good job of keeping themselves clean on a regular basis.

At what age can you bathe a kitten?
Bathing too often can dry the skin, so try to avoid anything more frequent than every 4-6 weeks or so. 1 Kittens accept baths most readily so start as soon as you adopt one, as long as it's at least 4 weeks old. Elderly cats or extremely ill cats are not as adaptable to environmental changes even when temporary.

Should I give my adult cat a bath?
However, you may have never bathed your cat because they have not needed it. Yet, as an adult there are situations in which they will need a good bath. Such as: They have fleas and you need to give them a bath with a special shampoo to fight them.

How do you properly bathe a kitten?
Place your kitten gently in the water and start using the cup to pour water over your kitten to wet it, starting from its hind end and working up to its head. Take a dime- to nickel-sized dollop of shampoo and gently massage it all over your kitten. Then rinse your kitten using the cup.

How do I dry my kitten after a bath?
The most important part of bathing your cat is drying them off afterward. Dry them off as quickly as possibly with a large towel, and keep them in a warm room until they've completely dried. If your cat lets you, you can also use a hairdryer on its lowest warmth setting to speed up the process.

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*We hope to give you better ideas for your pet, but this information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. If your pet feels bad, please take it to the veterinarian in time.

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