Cats and water? Although it’s a controversial pairing, there are cats that are not afraid of water or at least tolerate baths. In the case of short-haired cats, baths are not necessary. Some exceptions from that include allergies and other skin ailments or significant dirtiness. On the other hand, long-haired cats should be bathed as that will prevent excessive the skin from becoming greasy and keep the cat’s fur in good condition.
The pet must be bathed in lukewarm water with the use of a shampoo dedicated specifically to cats. You must not use products intended for people. A cat shampoo must be appropriate for the pet’s sensitive, easily irritated skin and nourish and moisturise the fur at the same time. Dr Seidel shampoo for cats contains mild ingredients that clean, moisturise and nourish. It effectively removes dirt without affecting the skin’s natural protective barrier. The shampoo makes combing easier, prevents matting and reduces static electricity in the fur.
You can dilute the shampoo in water to make the application easier. Apply it on the coat and gently massage until it lathers. Then rinse, taking care not to let water get into your cat’s ears. After the bath, your cat should not be immediately let out of the bathroom into a cool room as that may cause it to catch a cold. It is best to wrap the cat in a towel and wait until the coat slightly dried. You can briefly dry your cat’s fur with a hair dryer, setting it to the weakest air flow but do that only if you know that turning on the hair dryer does not scare your cat.