Cats are pretty self-sufficient creatures, as they are instinctively inclined to use their litter boxes and they are constantly bathing themselves. However, if your cat has fleas, she may need some help with her cleaning routine. Using flea shampoo such as Hartz® UltraGuard® Rid Flea & Tick® Cat Shampoo can be an effective way to kill any of these pesky insects that may be hiding in her fur, but if she's like most cats and bashful around water, this can be a difficult task.
Timing is important to consider, as trying to bathe your cat when she's feeling playful might prove challenging. Wait for a time when she is relaxed, possibly after a long session of playing with a toy on a string, WebMD recommended. You don't need to dunk your cat into a pool of bath water, as wetting her down with cupfuls of lukewarm water at a time while petting and comforting her with soothing words will help her to remain calm.
Use a washcloth to apply the flea shampoo to your cat's fur, being careful to avoid the face and ears. Then, use the same method of pouring cups of water onto your cat to rinse away the shampoo. When this is done, gently dry your cat with large towels and keep her in a warm room until her fur is completely dry.
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