Written By: Sweety
Start by brushing to remove loose hair and tangles. Trim nails to prevent accidental scratches. Create a calm environment with warm water and a non-slip mat.
Introduce water gradually. Use a washcloth first, then a shallow basin. Avoid spraying or forcing them in. Let them adjust at their own pace.
Use only cat-safe shampoo and conditioner. Avoid human products that can irritate their skin. Dilute shampoo if needed and rinse thoroughly.
Use gentle, soothing strokes. Avoid sudden movements or loud noises. Talk softly and offer treats to create positive associations.
Pay attention to their face, paws, belly, and tail. Avoid getting water in their ears or eyes. Use a damp washcloth for sensitive areas.
Dry thoroughly with a soft towel. Use a low-heat hairdryer in a cool setting if needed. Monitor for signs of stress and take breaks if necessary.
Offer praise and treats for cooperation. Provide a warm, quiet space to recover. Reassure them with gentle petting and play.