If you can manage it, it’s always a good idea to start bathing your cat early on in life. This way, he grows up with baths as a normal part of life, making it easier for you down the road! Here, your Marietta, GA vet gives you three quick tips for bathing your kitten.

Prepare

First, get everything you’ll need in one spot by the tub or sink where you’ll be bathing Fluffy. You’ll need a feline-formulated shampoo, an empty jug, a few soft towels, and a couple of cat treats.

Rinse and Lather

Fill the tub or sink with an inch of lukewarm water (make sure to test the warmth with your finger!). Gently sit your kitten in the water, allowing him to get comfortable, then rinse his body with water poured from the jug. Dab a small amount of shampoo onto your palm, then lather it through your kitten’s fur. Take care to avoid the face.

Rinse, Dry, and Reward

Once kitty is thoroughly shampooed, rinse him off with more fresh water, then dry him with the towels. Offer a few cat treats for a job well done!

For help bathing your kitten, call your vet Marietta, GA.