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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cats and water!

And as we are talking about toilet,what you think of taking bath your kitty?For many people giving their cat a bath is a very difficult situation , as it is known that cats and water do not match!!The first thing that i have done when jimmy came ,was to wash him!He was very tiny then without big claws,so i had no problem.After a while i realized that jimmy was not afraid water,instead he loved it!
I have to him a bowl to his toilet for putting his poes inside and playing with water!And in the bathroom i have a small bathtab filled with water from where he drinks water!

Now following the next steps will help you make this situation more comfortable for you and your kitty!
First of all you must have towels near you ,sponge and shampoo.Then
  • Fill with a short amount of water your bathtab
  • Put in the bottom a towel, so the kitty not to slip
  • Put inside bathtab a toy, like a plastic duck to atrract his attention
The difficult part starts!!

  • Call the kitty to come in the bathroom and when he comes throw a toy in the bath.Probably he will go see what happened and soon go in bathtab to catch it.This is your chance!!
If you are not lucky take him a hug and little by little move him in the bathtab.
Wash him quickly!
  • Then dry him a little with a towel and let him go.He will start licking his body.
  • As this process is over reward the kitty with food ,toys.
  • Finally you should brush him with a special comb,so the combings("dead hair") to go away.
If you see that your kitty hates water and lives inside house,there is no need to wash him often.Cats are very clean animals,as they lick themselves nearly all day!!

When i put jimmy in the bathtab he hates it!He starts mowing and scratching!
But if i am taking a bath , he comes inside with me to take a bath.I wash him without any problem as he waits near me for water amd me to end my bath!He is unbelievable!!

If you think it well,this is absolutely logical!How will you react if somebody grabbed you for washing you?I am sure that you want to have a bath,only when you want!!


My last advices to you
  • If it's yours cat first bath put gloves,as you do not know yet how he will react and certainly we don't want scratches all over our hands!!
  • Reward your cat before and after taking a bath.Before with hugs and after with food.
Good luck!!

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