Giving Your Kitten a Bath

It’s best to get your cat used to bathing early on in life, so she accepts it later on. Bathing is also helpful, of course, when your feline friend gets into something messy! Here, your Montgomery, TX vet tells you how to get started.

Gather Supplies

First things first—gather your supplies. You’ll need a feline-formulated shampoo, available at pet supply stores and certain retail outlets. You may also want to put a rubber mat in the bottom of the tub or sink to give your kitten a more solid footing.

Wash and Rinse

Wet your cat’s fur with lukewarm water, avoiding the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. Now, dab a small amount of the shampoo onto your hand and start massaging it throughout your cat’s coat. When your cat’s coat has been thoroughly cleaned, rinse it out with more lukewarm water.

Dry and Reward

Once your cat’s bath is done, dry her off with a large, soft towel. Be sure to offer a treat for a job well done—to your cat, this will reinforce the notion that bath time can be a positive experience.

Talk to your vets in Montgomery, TX for further advice on bathing your cat.