spring cleaning with your cat

It’s spring and that means your cat is going to shed its winter coat, just like you! Here are some things you can do to help groom your cat in the spring.

Brushing Your Cat

Brushing your cat 4 to 5 times per week during shedding season will make the transition into spring easier and cleaner for the both of you. Depending on the length of your cat’s hair, the frequency of brushing might need to be increased. Brushing your cat regularly helps improve their circulation, keeps them cleaner and allows you to monitor for ticks, fleas and injuries that you might miss otherwise.

Bathing Your Cat

We know that giving your cat a bath might not be the easiest task in the world, but if it has to be done, here are a few things to make it easier. Some things you might need include cat shampoo, a large pitcher or bowl for rinsing, a towel, cotton balls for their ears and a smaller cloth to clean their faces.
First, fill a sink with 3 to 4 inches of water and wet the cat from shoulders to tail and apply the shampoo. Be sure to rinse and lather thoroughly. Then, dampen the smaller cloth and use it to clean your cat’s head and face gently. You should never put any object into your cat’s ears. Alternatively, use a cotton ball to clean the inside of their ears. Finally, you can wrap your cat up into the towel and rub as much water from their fur as you can. Some cats may require a quick blow-dry, but that’s only for cats that can tolerate the noise.

Another option for keeping your cat clean in the spring time is to take them to the groomer.