For most cats taking a bath is not on the top of their to do list. Their daily grooming is usually the only way they want to bathe. Is this daily ritual enough to keep your kitty healthy, presentable, and clean?
Cats do a great job of keeping themselves presentable but there are some times when a bath or some additional grooming might be needed. To prevent matting, cats with long hair require combing and brushing in addition to their regular self grooming. Daily brushing will also help prevent them from ingesting loose hair that leads to hair balls and digestive issues. Their long hair may occasionally benefit from a bath to keep it shiny and healthy.
As cats get older they may not be willing or able to properly groom the themselves. Self grooming requires much bending and stretching making grooming more difficult for senior cats.
Cats that like to prowl outdoors may come home in need of a little freshening up.
Though there are times when kitty may need to be cleaned up a complete “submerge in the water” bubble bath is rarely. Instead, consider reaching for some pet safe wipes to spot clean their paws, face, or rear. Follow up with a fresh smelling spritz to condition their skin and make their fur shiny and odor free.
If kitty is in need of a cleansing spa bath consider bringing them to a groomer who specializes in cats. Professional groomers have the expertise to help make your cat feel comfortable and less stressed as they get clean.
Happily for both you and kitty, cats do a wonderful job of keeping themselves neat and clean.
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