How To Bathe A Kitten
Do you own a new kitty and need tips on how to bathe a kitten? Kittens are cute but require lots of attention from adults. Bathing a kitten can cause stress on the kitten and on the owner giving the bath. To make it a less stressful experience, try the following tips to make it bathing your cat a simple and short process for all involved.
- Don't place kitten in bathtub. Use a kitchen or bathroom sink. The kitten will be easier to handle in the small sinks rather than the tub. Kittens don't like the sound of running water. It's best to run the water first before placing the kitten in the water.
- Don't drop your kitten in the water. Lower your kitten softly into the water and talk to assure him things will be okay. This will calm your kitten so he don't jump out the water on contact.
- Use just a drop of kitten shampoo. Too much shampoo on a kitten won't come off easy. Kittens don't require a lot of shampoo because they are so tiny.
- Massage the shampoo into your kitten's fur and skin. You should do this for two to three minutes until lathered good. Make sure not to get shampoo in the kittens eyes during bathing.
- Rinse the shampoo off your kitten. If you have a sink sprayer, see if your kitten will allow you to rinse him off softly with it. If not, a glass of water to rinse will work. It depends on what your kitten likes and how much it is willing to let you do to him.