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How to Bath Your Kitten

Anyone who owns a cat knows they are excellent groomers. The marjority of cats will spend a large chunk of the day grooming themselves. Sometimes though, they might need some extra help from you.

By getting your kitten used to brushing and grooming from a young age, you can help to keep their coat free of dirt, dust and excess hair. Read our tips for brushing your kitten here.

What about bathing?

As a general rule, you shouldn’t bathe your cat, as this can disrupt the natural balance of oils in their skin and fur. However, an occasional bath is fine, and even necessary in some cases.

If your kitten or cat is injured and struggling to clean themselves, rolled in something smelly or gotten particularly dirty, a gentle bath may be the only way to help them get properly clean.

You might also find that wiping them with a soft, damp cloth is enough to get them cleaned off. However, if your cat really needs a bath and is very reluctant to have one, you might want to ask your vet or a vet-approved professional groomer for assistance.

Tips for bathing your kitten or cat

Here are some tips to help make bath-time less stressful for you and your pet.

Your kitten will most likely groom themselves straight after a bath. This is why it’s essential to use a safe pet-friendly shampoo.