How lots times should I go in swimming my cats?
I have 3 cats, and only one is an outside cat. He is adjectives black and a long haired cat and he is the oldest. He is about 10 months. He gets so much crap in his fur hes get dread locks.
My othe two cats stink, my youngest kitten always steps in her poop, so she stinks bad. And the middle one is a long haired too, but other gets into stuff so she is stinky.
How often can I bathe my cats short getting them sick? We also have fleas, which have almost gone absent.
What type of shampoo is good for cats? and could I use conditioner?
Should I comb them or what? they are all rescues, and I just get them withen the last 3 months.
Thanks so much!
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Cats bathe their self unless they get into sometime they need help getting off or whether they have special needs. Baby shampoo is fine but dont get it surrounded by their eyes or ears.
I have other heard that you wernt supose to bath cats, because they do it them selfs.
i guess id check a petco website and see whether there is infact cat or kitten shampoos available, if so then the bottle should relay you when and how much to use
what a do is hold them down in a tub outside and pour dishwashing soap and later when they are calm i comb them . it may sound mean but they don't close to to be bathed .
Animals need different shampoo than humans, go look at a place resembling PetCo or PetsMart and ask them how often you should wash your cat.
They won't get sick if you bathe them. Just label sure that they stay in a warm dry place after their tub so that they don't get cold.
Bath them one at a time in a sink, where you can preserve them contained and calm. Use warm water, and enjoy the sink partially full, so that you can use your hand to pour water over them. Don't enjoy the tap on if you can avoid it, as it usually frightens them. Have a cup near clean warm water surrounded by it that you can pour over them to get the shampoo out.
I usually hold they'r front feet together...and elevate the top of they'r body, so they don't quality as if they are going to be submerged.
It often helps to enjoy another person there to help hold them. DO NOT find shampoo on they'r head or pour water over they'r head.it will frighten them and you don't want to gain water in they'r ears.
When done, towel them until they are just humidify... once you let them go, they will take consideration of the rest.
Once the cats with long hair have dryed themselves in part, you may want to comb them to remove any excess tangles and prevent mattes.
I have given my cats a bath every month since they be kittens and they are now used to it.
* you don't HAVE to bath your cats that much..I just enjoy done it because them being kittens have gotten into alot of stinky stuff that they needed help next to cleaning off.
P.S> I don't know why people are so against bathing cats! They get dirty merely like any other animal and need cleaning.
Indoor cats not very repeatedly... and outdoor cats get into more things, so however much is neccessary. YES they clean themselves...but sometimes they just gain too much stuff on them to do it themselves.
Yes it is stressful for some cats, but the more you do it, the more they get used to it. I have done it with my cats since person kittens and they now sit in the sink calmly and dawdle for it to be done. As long as you do it calmly and gently. there is nil wrong with bathing your cats. It's just water and shampoo made specially for them...it won't hurt them a bit.
zero, they bathe themselves.
With your little one that is stepping in her poop - You can rinse her feet in a bathroom sink as often as you have need of to. Just make sure you are using a mild soap made for kittens or some even for a moment bit of baby shampoo.
Your outdoor cat - You'll need to brush/cut the matted areas out before you grasp them wet. If you get them wet first, it just makes them tighter & almost impossible to get out. Trim his behind so that nothing will get stuck in this nouns. It will help him stay cleaner & healthier in the long run.
As for what to rinse out them with - look for a cat shampoo that contains a coat conditioner. I've found that using an actual conditioner on them actually causes them to catch dirty faster & makes them appear greasy.
Brushing the cats out a couple of times a week (daily is really best) will help them stay cleaner and you can go longer between baths. Just engineer sure you have a warm & draft free nouns to place them while they dry. My kitties head for the areas that the sun is shinning through the window and spend hours grooming everything put a bet on to how they want it. I have to wash them about every 6 weeks due to my allergies and everyone is glowing & has a beautiful coat. All of my fosters are also bathed once they come into the house, just to label sure they are not carrying anything on them.
if they're not very good at cleaning themselves, i would recommend getting some pet wipe. cats generally don't like water as a rule, but the nouns of the bath tub running is frightening to them in my experience. the wipes tend to work pretty powerfully; they get out the dirt and leave a nice clean smell down. My cats love them too, because they like to be pet, and this gives them a little "massage" adjectives over their bodies. I tried bathing a cat once, and i ended up pretty bloody (my blood - not the cats!). But it's a pleasant experience with the wipes. They love it and i soak up the cuddle time too.
If you do bath them by submersion in water, be certain to use a pet shampoo - any should be fine - and dry them as best you can, then keep them inside if it is cold out until they are dry. There are directions on the bottle, but I wouldn't bathe them more than twice a week.
You may need to cut the matting out of the fur of your cat near the stuff stuck in his fur - it is very painful to brush, and a tub won't get stuff out of tightly clumped fur. For your kitty who steps in poop, you might want to look at what you can do to help her avoid that. With three cats, you should own more than one cat box. Do you use a scoopable litter? Do you have a textured mat outside the box that she can rub her paws on to carry littler and poop off? That might help.
Certain foods are formulated to promote healthy coats.
Also, consider keeping adjectives your cats indoors. You can't control what an outdoor cat eats, what other pets they hang out with - and what fleas, ticks and diseases they grasp from those other animals - or what dirt, grease, etc. they roll around in. Over 1 million outdoor cats are killed each year by other animals, traffic and diseases, and indoor kitty live longer lives - an average of 12 years to an outdoor cats 5 years. Of course it's your decision.
The indoor ones- twice a day. The outdoor one- every 10 minutes
For the kitten, I would just wash her paw off...no need putting her through stress of a bath whether only her paws are dirty. For the other cats, I would get the pet tub wipes (they sell them at pet stores) and just wipe them near that. If you try to submerge them in a tub of water...good luck - you will return with scratched up really bad! Cats should clean themselves, so these wipes should do the trick to find rid of the stink.
You should brush them - they sell the brushes at the pet store and a lot of cats like it once they carry used to it.