How To Wash A Cat


With her built-in grooming tools (tongue and teeth, of course), your fastidious feline is well-equipped to tackle her own haircare needs. But if she is very dirty or gets into something sticky or smelly, you may need to give her a bath. I'm planning on bring in a cat for my kids and I really don't know how to wash a cat. Please help me learn from your experience.


May 15, 2020 8:43 PM
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Here's my advice:  Schedule baths when your cat’s at her most mellow. A play session with a cat dancer or other toy of choice can help tire out even the friskiest of felines. For your own protection, ASPCA experts recommend trimming Fluffy’s claws before bathing.

May 15, 2020 8:47 PM

The best way to wash a cat is to give your cat a good brushing to remove any loose hair and mats. Now’s also a good time to gently place some cotton in her ears to keep the water out. Place a rubber bath mat in the sink or tub where you’ll be bathing your kitty so she doesn’t slip. Fill with three to four inches of lukewarm (not hot, please!) water.

May 15, 2020 8:49 PM

Simple! Just add water: Use a hand-held spray hose to thoroughly wet your pet, taking care not to spray directly in her ears, eyes and nose. If you don’t have a spray hose, a plastic pitcher or unbreakable cup works great.

May 15, 2020 8:51 PM

It's as hard as you thought actually. The delicate place is the cat face. You can wash your cat face by using a washcloth to carefully wipe your pet’s face. Plain water is fine unless her face is very dirty-in which case, we recommend using an extra-diluted solution of shampoo, being very cautious around her ears and eyes.

May 15, 2020 8:55 PM

Well, I'm sure with above suggestion and ideas, you should be able to wash your cat easily. But one thing missing is how to dry your cat after washing her. It's really simple though. Wrap your cat in a large towel and dry her with it in a warm place, away from drafts. If your kitty doesn’t mind the noise, you can use a blow dryer-on the lowest heat setting. And please note, if your pet has long hair, you may need to carefully untangle her fur with a wide-toothed comb.

May 15, 2020 8:59 PM