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    How to give a cat a bath?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceTuesday 30 August 2011

    If your cat is infested with fleas, you might probably want to give her a bath. Adopt a calm, positive attitude before and during the bath as this task might result quite complicated due to your cat’s anxiety.

    Consider trimming your cat's claws beforehand to reduce your risk of getting scratched and bring your cat into the bathroom. Close the door and keep it closed until you are done. Put the cat into the bath and fill it with enough lukewarm water to cover your cat's paws. You might also place your cat to the bathtub when the water is already there. Give your cat free rein in the bathtub using minimal restraint, but gently hold on to the back of her neck if she tries to escape. Apply lubricating eye ointment (available from your veterinarian) or a drop of baby or olive oil to your cat's eyes to prevent irritation from the shampoo. Scoop water in a plastic cup and pour it over the cat until her fur is wet. Make sure you do not put any shampoo in your cat’s eyes. Rinse your kitty and quickly pat or rub it dry with a towel. Comb through your cat's fur and give it a treat for a good job!

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