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Do you bathe your cat? Many pet owners don’t know it, but cats can benefit hugely from having a bath every couple of months, or even more often. And, while cats do groom themselves, and have a reputation for hating the water, some cats actually enjoy the experience of bath time! Establishing a bathing routine can help to create a stronger bond between you and your feline friend, as well as solve a wide variety of other cat-related problems.
At Vet Shop Australia, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality cat shampoo products, all at discount prices. If you do decide you want to bathe your cat, we are a one-stop shop for all the cat shampoo and conditioner you need.
More and more cat owners are now choosing to bathe their pets. There are a number of reasons why this is a good idea as it benefits you and your home as well as your cat. The benefits of bathing your cat include:
A common worry for cat owners is hairballs. When cats groom themselves, they can swallow large amounts of loose hair and dead skin, which can form into large objects in their stomachs. They usually vomit these hairballs up, causing an unpleasant situation for you. On occasion, however, hairballs can become more serious as they can cause blockages. Bathing your cat regularly will remove excess hair and skin, reducing the risk of hairballs and protecting your pet from a potentially dangerous situation.
Bathing can also be an effective way of removing ticks and fleas. These are both common in cats, and are extremely uncomfortable for your pet. A cat shampoo for fleas is specially designed to kill the fleas and remove them from your cat’s coat, solving the problem and soothing the irritation.
Cats are known for being extremely clean animals, and they groom themselves regularly. However, as cats get older, it can become more difficult for them to keep themselves clean. Conditions such as arthritis are common in older cats. This restricts their movements, so there may be areas of their bodies that they find impossible to groom. Equally, cats can put on weight as they age, making grooming more difficult.
Bathing your older cat solves this problem. However, if you intend to bathe your cat in later life, it’s a good idea to get them used to the bathtub in kittenhood or as early as possible so it isn’t too much of a shock for an older cat.
Cats who are allowed outdoors can come into contact with all kinds of substances. Sap from trees and plants can cause your cat’s fur to become extremely sticky, and in some cases, this might be too difficult for them to remove by grooming themselves. The outdoor environment can also contain irritants and even poisonous substances, which will need to be removed from your cat’s fur.
If you want to keep your cat looking and smelling their best, it is a good idea to bathe them from time to time. Cats with long coats, such as Persians, can particularly benefit from this as bathing makes tangles easier to remove from your cat’s coat.
Bathing your cat regularly will reduce the amount of fur your cat sheds around your home, creating a tidier and more pleasant environment. It can also make your home a much more comfortable place for anyone who is allergic to cats. Cats clean themselves by licking, and their saliva is full of allergens, as is the dead skin they shed around your home. Bathing your cat removes these allergens, making it much easier for people with allergies to spend time in a home with cats.
While most cats are wary of the water, some genuinely love it! Giving your cat some pamper time can be highly beneficial as it helps to cement the special bond you share.
If you want to bathe your cat, it is important to avoid using regular human products on them. Using human hair washes may cause irritation and discomfort to your cat's sensitive skin.
Instead, it is essential to use a cat shampoo designed specifically for felines. Products formulated for humans are much too harsh, and will irritate your cat’s skin.
Cat conditioner can be beneficial because it seals moisture into your cat’s fur. This makes it easier for you to groom your cat as tangles will be easier to remove. Your cat can enjoy the experience of being brushed, and it will take less effort for you to keep your cat looking his or her best.
At Vet Shop Australia, all of the cat shampoo and conditioner products we sell are specially formulated for cats. As highly qualified, experienced veterinary surgeons and animal health professionals ourselves, we only sell products that are safe and healthy for your cat – we won’t sell anything that we wouldn’t use for our own pets.
Our natural cat shampoo products are the ideal choice for cats of all ages, including kittens. These products are extremely gentle as they use completely natural ingredients, giving your kitten a positive and comfortable introduction to being bathed. Our natural cat shampoo is also a gentle and caring option for cats with sensitive skin.
Cats have the natural behaviour of licking themselves, where they do an excellent job of cleaning most of the debris from their own coat. However, self-grooming cannot remove everything, and excessive fur shed may result in a health problem. According to the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, cats should be bathed every 4-6 weeks, but it depends, this is dependent on several factors, including:
Outdoor cats require more frequent bathing than indoor cats.
Hair coat length and type. Cats with longer hair coats require more maintenance, whereas hairless cats require a bath every now and then.
Cat activity. The more active the cat, the more frequently they must be cleaned.
Cat's health. Ticks, fleas, and other skin issues in cats should be addressed by your veterinarian. This is to ensure that we are reducing and almost completely preventing the growth of these insects on your feline.
Yes, flea shampoos can be effective for cats in helping to control and eliminate fleas. Flea shampoos are specially formulated with active ingredients designed to kill fleas and other parasites on contact.
However, it's essential to note that not all flea shampoos are created equal, and their effectiveness can vary depending on the specific product and the severity of the flea problem. Some cats may also have skin sensitivities or allergies to certain shampoo ingredients, so it's vital to choose a flea shampoo that is safe for feline use and follow the instructions on the product label carefully.
In addition to using flea shampoos, consult your veterinarian for guidance on flea control products and strategies that are most suitable for your cat's individual needs and health condition. They can recommend the most effective and safe flea control options, including topical spot-on treatments, oral medications, or collars that provide longer-lasting protection against fleas.
At Vet Shop Australia, you can enjoy great prices without compromising on quality – we stock only the best cat shampoos in Australia! It’s easy to order online, and we offer fast order processing along with fully tracked, low-priced shipping Australia-wide.
Shop our cat shampoo and conditioner range here, and give your feline friend some much-needed pampering! Or, if you have any questions about any of the cat products we sell, please contact us by phone or email. Our highly experienced team will be happy to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
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