Saturday, March 13, 2010

WATER YOU DOING?! (good info from a cat book)
Is there anything more pathetic looking than a cat after a bath? After you have done the deed your cat is disgusted with you. You better be prepared to be glared at for the next few hours. Cats don't have the same protection from water that dogs have. Wet cats take longer to dry because they lack the oily coats and guard hairs that prevent dogs from getting soaked to the skin. Now some cats are known to like water and will even swim for enjoyment, but it has to be on their terms and for their own benefit. Needless to say, a bath does not fall into either of those categories.

HOW TO BATH A CAT- Gather your shampoo, towels & cotton balls and prepare the water. The water should be warm, not hot. Put a rubber mat in the bottom of the tub to prevent slipping. Now get your cat. Place cotton balls in her ears and place her into the tub gently but firmly. Wet her from her head down but do not get water in her eyes. Shampoo her with shampoo that is meant for cats. Rinse your cat thoroughly and towel dry until she is just damp. Keep her in a warm, draft-free place until she is dry. Be prepared to be glared at for the rest of the day.

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