Help For Bathing Your Cat Your cat will normally keep themselves clean. Cats are well known for spending most of the day preening themselves. They learn from a very young age how to stay clean. Cat owners very rarely have to give their pet a bath but sometimes the situation may arise that you have to. Perhaps your cat has got so dirty that they need some help cleaning, or maybe your pet has developed a skin allergy or has a flea infestation and you need to bathe your cat. As I'm sure you can imagine this can be a somewhat difficult task as most cats do not like water, however with a bit of organization it is possible. The best place to bath your cat is in a small room so that your pet still feels safe while you are bathing him or her. Perhaps you could try using a baby bath inside your own bath as this will be a small area it help your pet feel secure. You should also make sure you have everything you need to hand before you start. It will be impossible to stop what you are doing while bathing a struggling cat to run and get the soap or towel. Once you have all the supplies ready, you should get the bath ready, cats will not like very hot or very cold water, so make sure the water is luke-warm as this usually works best.
When you are ready gently ease the cat into the water. Some cats may surprise you and sit there quietly and let your bathe them. But most will be scared and try to escape. Be prepared to get very wet, perhaps try holding the cat close to you while bathing as this may make him or her more secure. Once you have the cat in the bath you need to work quickly, but gently. The best way is to start from their head and work your way down. Take care not to get water or shampoo in your cats ears or eyes. You will only need to use a small amount of shampoo because if you use too much it will take longer to rinse off. If you are using a special flea shampoo you must follow the instructions carefully. When you have finished bathing your cat gently rub them with some old towels to dry them.