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- Cat slicker brush
- Pail of warm water
- Cat shampoo
- High quality specialty nail scissors for cats
- Clean cotton Swabs
- Ear cleaning medication and cotton balls
- Cat shampoo
- Fresh towels
- Specialty pet dryer
- Cat specific tooth cleaning solution and Toothbrush
1 Gently stroke the cat and pat it down into a calm stable position.
2 Thoroughly examine your cat’s skin and hair coat, looking for any lumps, bumps, scabs, bruises, fleas, ticks or other health issues. It should include a look at your cat’s ears, eyes and teeth as well. Gently press the toes of the cat to see if there are any foreign objects stuck to its toes or fur.
3 Clip cat’s nails using clippers made for cat’s nail clipping. Only cut the white tip of each nail. If you happen to cut the pink area, it may cause bleeding. Use cautery powder or styptic pencils to stop the bleeding. If you happen to have neither of the two, place an ice cube on the area. This will cause bleeding vessel to constrict and slow the bleeding.
4 Brush the cat from head to tail in the same & opposite direction of the hair growth close to the skin to get rid of any loose hair and matting. Then brush the back of the legs to untangle knots and matted fur.
5 Use cotton swab to clean build up in cat’s eyes.
6 Make sure you kitty is at least 8 months if you want to give it a Full Bathe. For younger cats just wipe with wet damp towel.
8 An ear wash should be used after the bath. Put a few drops in each of your cat ear. Let your cat give a shake. This will help loosen any dirt. Never push a cue tip or cotton ball always wipe out dirt away from the ear.
9 About 85 percent of cats over 4 years old are affected by periodontal disease, you do not want your four-legged companion to become part of that disturbing statistic, frequently brushing its teeth can dramatically reduce the risk of periodontal disease. It might take several weeks to train your cat to warm up to the toothbrush, so start by letting her smell the toothbrush and pet toothpaste, then slowly work up to brushing for 30 seconds on each side of her mouth at least every other day. By the way, human toothpaste is not safe for pets, so be sure to use a product approved for your cat.
10 By keeping your cat’s coat short, you will reduce the amount of hair available for shedding. Give him a bath and brush him regularly, and your fur-free floor and furniture will thank you. Not good with scissors? A groomer can clip its hair short while you bathe and brush him in between appointments. Sounds sort of like how you take care of your own human hair.