Help for Bathing a Cat
It is usually not necessary to bathe cats as a large part of their day is spent grooming themselves. They also hate water and are bound to put up quite a fight! Cats clean themselves with their barbed or coarse tongue, cleaning and licking dirt off their skin to remain clean. Very often cats do become quite dirty, especially if they have had a romp in the mud.
The fur of long-haired cats also becomes quite oily and occasionally they may need a bath. It is generally recommended that a cat bath be given two or three times per year. Excessive cat cleaning strips the natural oils from the skin that are essential for a healthy coat.
There are precautions you should consider for the best way how to give a cat a bath. Avoid using medicated shampoos as they can be too harsh for the cat’s skin – cats are always licking their coats and can easily ingest these chemical based ingredients. Remember to be patient and gentle when bathing your cat, and if all else fails, take him to a grooming parlor.
Natural remedies also provide a gentler alternative to cleansing and conditioning your cat’s skin and coat. Unlike conventional over-counter products for cat grooming
that contain harsh chemicals, herbal shampoos do not contain irritating ingredients.
Carefully selected herbs such as Chamomile, Nettle, Cleavers, and Catnip soothes and cleans the skin without stripping natural oils, resulting in a gentle and safe wash for your cat.