You shouldn't bathe your cats too often, as nature has endowed them with an excellent tool for maintaining their own cleanliness. In addition, when washing, the animal's hair loses its natural defenses for some time. The cats themselves, with very rare exceptions, do not experience the pleasure of bathing. However, washing your British cat is essential.
It is necessary
- - rubber mat;
- - shampoo for cats;
- - tint shampoo for animals;
- - 2-3 towels;
- - silent hair dryer;
- - powder for grooming.
A British cat should be washed at least once every 3 months. Light-colored animals are washed more often than dark ones. Do not use shampoos for humans, as the pH levels differ between humans and cats - the skin and hair of the animal may be affected. Buy special products based on seaweed and medicinal herbs.
You can wash your cat in the sink or basin, but it is better to use a bathtub. In this case, you are more likely to protect yourself from bites and scratches. Be sure to place a rubber mat on the bottom of the tub for the cat to grab onto with its claws. Turn on the shower in advance. The pressure of the jet should be medium, the temperature should not be higher than 40 degrees. Pour in a small amount of water.
Gently lower the cat into the tub. Holding by the shoulders, moisten the fur - first the back, then the sides, tail and hind legs, and then the belly, chest and collar zone. The cat's head does not need to be washed. Be careful not to get water and shampoo in her eyes and ears. Lather the wool in the same order in which you wet it. Don't use a lot of shampoo as it will be difficult for you to rinse it off.
The cat should be washed 2 times. For secondary washing, use a special tinted animal shampoo that matches your pet's color. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then wash it off. Thoroughly rinse the animal's fur, rinse with a special cat rinse or a weak solution of vinegar.
Wrap the cat in a towel and transfer it to the table. Wipe the animal. British cats have a very dense undercoat, so you may need 2 or 3 towels instead of one. The drying process can be accelerated with a silent hairdryer, which must be switched on in advance. This will help your pet adapt faster. If the animal is very frightened, and it is impossible to dry it with a hairdryer, use a special powder for grooming. It will absorb water and make the coat silky. You cannot leave a cat wet - it can catch a cold. A few hours after bathing, spray the animal's coat with a protein spray.