🔥The Definet Guide On How to Bathe Your Cats


hi this is dr. Karen Becker and I'm making a video today at my practice about the topic of bathing a cat now some of you are just watching this video because you think it's kind of amusing bathing a cat is actually hugely stressful for the cat and of course most kidneys don't enjoy having a bath though you get the rare cutie and Menken or cuties that for whatever reason don't mind water but even kitties that don't mind water just like a lot of dogs that love water they don't necessarily like a bath so all that to say this video is by popular demand however it is important that you take some precautions because if you're kidding even though most docile wonderful kitties if your kitty becomes angry or stress bad things can happen so I do recommend that if you're going to try to bathe their kitty that you bring in an assistant so I'm asking my lovely assistant the best tech in the world Ashley to join me today she's going to help me bathe my kitty so we selected one of our rescue kitties his name is Enzo but we call him Squishy because he's very squishy he came through our trap neuter release program you'll see he has a matched ear that's how we mark kitties when they're under anesthesia when we neuter them that we know that when they're back out and feral that they have already been trapped and we so if they're in a trap again we can just remove these them so and so Cade in Christmas time last year just before Christmas last year through our traveler release program he was feral the women that lovingly trapped these kitty said you know he's really a young kitty about six months of age they do have a coyote problem they were very nervous he would be consumed by coyotes so he was not totally feral we opted to keep him there for several months in domesticate him he domesticated beautifully he was at the clinic for three months and my husband actually decided it was terrible that kitty spend New Year's Eve alone so on New Year's Eve my husband came and picked him up at the clinic and he's been at my house ever since we call those types of kitties foster failures so Enzo is going to be our kitty of choice today for bathing I've never attempted to mate Enzo and I think this is a pretty good demo because you be able to see firsthand what happens when you attempt to make their cats there are some reasons why you would be their kitty like why they have whatever maybe might have to begin with a lot of cats don't have the best of hygiene despite the kept the fact that kitty should groom themselves regularly a lot of kitties just don't so they're greasy a lot of kitties that have weight problems can only groom themselves where they can reach so the back half of them becomes matted they can have excessive flaking even skin infections a lot of kitties that don't grow effectively need to have regular baths some kitties are prone to dermatitis and they get secondary skin infections all reasons why you would potentially need to intermittently bathe your cat so I'm going to give you a demo today on how to do that I will tell you before you actually put the cat in the tub because this is going to be stressful to you and your cat I recommend you get everything set up beforehand none of my cats have been declawed so all of my cats have their claws we're going to end to a nail trim first we're going to get the bathtub all set up first to get everything all ready to go even get the water temperature regulated before we would put n2 in the tub the goal is to get him in get invade and get him out as soon as possible to help decrease the stress on the animal so I also have that flower essences the brain I'm using today is spirit essence I'm using a blend called scaredy-cat if you have a kitty that you're nervous about what his or her response to betta bathing I recommend that you use Bach flower essences there are a lot of different types of blends of different Vodka senses you can use Rescue Remedy I'm using scaredy cat or what this does is just help to reduce his anxiety about the procedure so Enzo squishy when you patiently all dayy have - this is no boy you're not coming mop we're going to give you a petty and then we're going to bathe you and those very very good for nail trims so people say why are you doing a trim before you would be the cat well because any of you that have seen angry upset kitties know that kitties will win an argument so the goal is to keep his stress level low but if he does decide to flip out on us we can reduce how much trauma we'll have to our bodies by doing a quick pedicure nice jobs in the is a good boy hmm good boy good job I know you cuddle with Ashley there's a good baby you almost done Google and you are being a good boy Mac sir you do a good job of shutting those up mom's couch probably hmm so we put a little scaredy-cat I use black essences really liberally I applied them I pet the kitty with them I also apply them to my fingers and put them just on the inside of his ear tips you can give back essences or flower essences in general or Lee of course too but I find that they work just as well because they are an alcohol tincture they work just as well topically so I put a little bit oh he's purring that's working well isn't it ends huh nice job okay I want to go with the tub ready Ashley's going to stay here with our patient and we'll move along okay so now I'm in the bathing area of my hospital I have a luxury of having a raised tub obviously you probably will be bathing your cat in your kitchen sink it's easy it's good economically for your back I do recommend that you put something down in your bathing tub to help provide a non-skid surface for the kitty I'm just going to use a towel I'm going to get the water lukewarm I don't want it cold shocking and I also don't want it too hot so I'm going to get their water temperature perfect for him I'll get the towel nice and wet frame I also have my dry towel ready to go when you're picking a shampoo fur cap pretty important that you pick a cap from the shampoo and what I mean by that is we don't want any type of sense I don't want any type of additives I don't want any type of sulfates whatsoever in the shampoos I would prefer it to be organic obviously incredibly gentle mild and most importantly approved for kitties so I don't recommend even bland human shampoos I get nervous about I prefer no sense totally chemical free coconut oil basically possible and pH balanced for kitties okay my water temperatures perfect good I have my shampoo I'm going to go get my patient the reason that a lovely assistant is nicely warranted if you can bathe your kitty on your own but if you don't know your cat's response if your cat flips out let your cap go your cat will shred you or bite you if your cat becomes distressed without kitties of course if they fearing for their lives or this being for their safety they'll flip out on you so we don't know if Enzo he's ever made that's what you can flip out a lessons will just bolt on the top and then that see in the back however we're hoping that use cooperative part of the reason that it assistance or a helper and you can get a kid or spouse or a friend to help is that just having calming hands on the kitty during this process is going to help so you have basically a holder and then you have a bather okay actually we're going to put MZ in the tub and we're going to put him headfirst and a she's going to hold and I'm just going to get endzone good job sir this is weird look how good you're being huh you're being very good sir you are being very good I'm going to just turn the water pressure up just a little sir good job now just as with dogs we don't recommend that you bathe the dog's head before the kitty - good job we're almost done with this part I'm getting us a wet from the back of his neck down to his tail good job Polly you are being good I'm going to apply this all organic kitty specific cap shampoo and you're doing such a good job we're just going to lather you up sir and then you're doing a great job if you have a kitty who has really really long hair you might want to consider diluting your shampoo with water first Enzo is fairly short hair so I'm able just to put the shampoo directly on the skin nice jab look like a boy you're being then she's a good boy if you have a really long coated kitty diluting your shampoo with water than pouring the solution over will help get the shampoo down into the Kitty's dense fur more easily you're doing a nice job if just cooperating aren't you huh are being great you're being very good we're just gonna add a little a moisture and a little water champagne moving around good job sir good job you're being great legs ah wash your bottom wash your tail you're being really good yes you are I'm glad you didn't flip out I am I glad and these are being a very cooperative boy hmm I know we're almost up so what's important when you're rinsing is that you are getting rid of all of your shampoo because obviously in a transition pool remaining on the skin could be kind of irritant to the kitty you're going to make sure you're rinsing belly rinsing neck of course down armpits belly very important and then we've just going to bring him out good job sir and tell him up look sir would a good boy well I will tell you that that was wildly successful and I didn't necessarily anticipate that I hope that your cat baths goes easily as this one most importantly you'll never do anything to your kitty that your kitty doesn't want them and so I don't think love the back the mating process but he was not aggressive or hostile towards it so we'll drag him off I will not use a blow dryer with him I think that the sound will freak him out I'll use a series of towels and hold him cuddle him in a warm environment until he's totally dry and I wish you the best of luck with your kitty bathing process

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