If you have an outdoor cat that likes to roam, there’s a good chance that she might encounter a few parasites—specifically fleas & ticks. It’s important to be diligent with regularly checking your cat’s coat, so that you can take preventative measures. If/when you find evidence of fleas, you’ll need to give your cat a flea bath, below are a few suggestions to help this task go smoothly.

Choose The Right Shampoo
To treat your cat’s flea & tick problem properly, picking an appropriate shampoo is important. Consider getting a product that is safe for her skin and at the same time, can effectively eliminate fleas and their eggs in as little as one treatment. Follow the instructions carefully, so that you can effectively deal with your cat’s parasite problem.

Avoid shampoos designed for humans, these products are typically not suited for cats and tend to dry their skin. Also, it’s important to avoid shampoos that are designed for dogs, these types of shampoos are considered to have a negative effect on your cat’s health.

Consider The Kitchen Sink
Give your back and knees a break, by skipping the tub and using the kitchen sink to quickly bathe your cat. Consider filling the sink with 2 to 3 inches of lukewarm water. This will prevent your cat from being completely submerged. This also gives you the opportunity to rinse her face and wash her coat in a comfortable position.

After The Bath
When you’ve completely rinsed and cleaned your cat, brush her coat free of any loose hairs, that may have matted as a result of the bath. To thoroughly dry your cat, consider wrapping her in a towel and cradling her for 10 minutes. This is considered a good way to relax your cat after her bath. Finally, to prevent infection, use a few cotton balls to dry the inside of your cat’s ears.

In Conclusion 
Giving your cat a flea bath is not an enviable task. However, if you have an outdoor cat, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Consider implementing a daily preventative examination routine. If you happen to find any fleas during a check, it helps to have a quality shampoo handy and a flea bath game plan ready. Being prepared can make the whole experience, less frustrating. Thanks for reading “Tips On How To Bathe A Cat With Fleas”.